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Akaka Falls State Park

End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-974-6200
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$161*
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$177*
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Huntington Beach, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our stay on the Hilo side of the Big Island this year. We made a day trip of Akaka Falls, the 4-mile Onomea Bay Scenic Drive, and Rainbow Falls. At Akaka, if you take the paved walk to the left at the bottom of the stairs/entrance it is a short walk to the... More

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Toronto
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I great 1h loop through a really beautiful park. Highlight is obviously the Falls but the trail takes you through a really nice rain forest.

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Hamilton, Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the park as part of a tour. You walk through luscious rain forest on the path and many steps down to view the falls. There are many beautiful plants and flowers to view. The waterfall is worth the trip. Most of our group returned the path we came down. A few of us continued the loop through the... More

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Hamburg
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

easy walk to see tge falls as well as a smaller one and a lot of nature! the high drop of the waterfall is breathtaking. entrance fee is per person 1$ or per vehicle 5$ - worth it, even it was raining heavily.

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Rancho Cucamonga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after going to Rainbow Falls. There is a paved loop you can take to view the falls. The loop has a lot of stairs but my senior citizen parents were able to do it. It's really pretty and definitely worth the stop. It cost $5 a car or $1 per person to enter.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous, well-run state park. Do take the walk out to the falls and brings your camera. Lots of flowers and luscious plants. In a rainforest, I think.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This waterfall is gorgeous! It is one of the most impressive waterfalls I saw in Hawaii. The walk is through a gorgeous rainforest were you see beautiful plants, trees, flowers and birds. Highly recommend the full walk!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is an easy 0.6km hike through a pretty rainforest with wild orchids and ferns, as well as imported bamboo groves and exotic imported plats to the 30m Kahuna Falls, then the 135m Akaka Falls. This is a very pretty detour while heading up the Hamakua Coast on the Big Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is run by donation so please donate to a great cause to preserve this walk. Is a beautiful glimpse into the plant life around the island. The walk is wonderful and well kept. Then there's the gorgeous waterfall. Too good for words. Be sure to stop at the organic farm stand sling the way to this amazing spot on... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The walk to get there was so beautiful - that in itself would be worth the drive. You follow a slightly steep path through a natural tropical rainforest filled with exotic flowers, then suddenly the vista opens to this incredible waterfall!

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