Experience lush vegetation and towering waterfalls at Akaka Falls State Park. Set out on the paved footpath just off the parking lot for a loop through the park. On this easy, 0.6 km (0.4 mi) walk, you can see tropical plants and stop at viewpoints for two waterfalls, Kahūnā and Akaka. At Akaka Falls, watch water plummet 129 m (422 ft) into a stream-eroded gorge. Consider bringing some bug spray to ward off mosquitos. Plan to visit Akaka Falls State Park during your Hilo vacation using our convenient Hilo travel planner.
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Akaka Falls State Park reviews
The Falls are quite nice and the surrounding flora is excellent and really as enjoyable as the falls. There is a $5 @ person entry fee and parking is either in the very small close lot ($5 @ car) or..... more »
We saw a number of waterfalls during our 10 days in Hawaii and this was by far the best! The loop is relatively easy - all paved and stairs with minimal steep portions. It takes you past a distant..... more »
Beautiful 422ft straight drop waterfall with tropical ferns, bamboo, and foliage on the 1/2 mile concrete paved trail loop. The path is on the narrow side, so following the loop helps with covid-19. However, some walk faster and some walk slower, so passing will need to happen. It doesn't have the volume of water that rainbow falls has, but it is very beautiful and surrounded by more lush Hawaiian nature. Definitely worth a visit.
This was a beautiful park! The walk included banyan trees, huge bamboo growth, ferns, and many other plants and flowers I haven't yet identified. The falls themselves were gorgeous and impressive ... easily accessible through the lovely town of Honomu and fields of impressively large sugar cane with the omnipresent chickens and a few peahens along the way :)
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