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Akaka Falls State Park: Tours & Tickets

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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews the loop paved path short walk easy walk nice walk beautiful waterfall entrance fee lush vegetation take your time the big island plant life viewing area worth a stop quick stop hilo area stairs hike
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little walk. Paved path with some beautiful flowers and lizards on the way. Stop by for a leisurely visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank since1985together
Reviewed yesterday

You had to pay for parking and access and you get nowhere near the falls. The view you do get though was nice and good trail for exercise.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Fearless792008
Reviewed 2 days ago

The half mile paved walk to Akaka Falls wanders through the rainforest. You'll be surrounded by lush and varied vegetation and the sounds of the coqui frogs. The spectacular waterfall drops 442 feet. Take time to read the info about the interesting native goby fish...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patty Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk to Akaka Falls is not very long and is easy. The waterfall is beautiful and wonderful to photograph. BUT READ ON! There are arrows that suggest going to see a second waterfall. They don't tell you how far it is or that there...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dottie77
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must if you’re on the Big Island! Especially if you are with kids or those who aren’t up for hiking. The “trail” is paved and easy, but you still feel like you’re walking through an unexplored jungle. The banyan trees are awesome,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TXmommy76
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful falls with easy access and no fee. Parked near hospital and enjoyed the view. It was not too crowded.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BigMacII
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's only a short drive from Hilo. The trail to to waterfall is short easy walk. It's free for people with Hawaii drivers license or ID.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Simon W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe because I'm comparing to Hanakapiai Falls and Wailua Falls on Kauai and even Twins Falls on Maui, but this was disappointing. There is a small fee per person to access the viewing area. The path is easy and partially paved, it is very lush,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very pleasant walk through the bush and only cost $1 per person however you can’t see the other waterfall as the view is overgrown. The view of akaka falls is lovely and the walk itself isn’t taxing so it’s a nice stop...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rochellem447
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short drive north of Hilo. Short walk from parking to the falls. The hike is on a well maintained trail. Easy hike. Great photo opportunity.

Date of experience: September 2019
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7 September 2019|
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Response from JJRomano | Reviewed this property |
We were there and it was raining.. not many steps. They are at the beginning of the walk. We took the short route and did not walk around the entire path. So you walk down the stairs to a solid path. Can’t remember if it was... More
22 June 2019|
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Response from Rajkathane | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember how far Akaka state park is from Hilo. The state park can be seen in one hour or you can spend a whole half day, because it is a very beautiful place. But add travel time. Check Sat-nav readings for that
21 June 2019|
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Response from pamelabD9213LP | Reviewed this property |
I walked the paved pathway wearing flip flops with no difficulty at all. So the shoes you describe should be fine.