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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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Ranked #3 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Waterfalls, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Lehi, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a MUST see!! There is a 3/4 mile walk which almost anyone can manage since it is paved and there are handrails. As you walk, you are in a tropical rainforest with amazing plants, many birds...it is glorious!!! The falls are beautiful. There aren't words. Do it. Do it. Do it.

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We traveled to here from Waikoloa Hilton one day. The drive alone was beautiful. The park trail was a little to easy for my taste, but that made it perfect for young kids. The loop trail is mostly paved and has a few steps to deal with. The falls are breathtaking!

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SOUTHAMPTON
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant. I was told i would be to heavy for this but went their on the off chance. Warm welcome for me and my wife, weighed in and told good to go both of us. Guides were the best, very helpful friendly and informative. Great time on all the zips but wished i had left my helmet cam on all... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There was 2 road from the entrance to get to the Akaka Falls point. You should take a longer road to see all huge tree and leafs like you are in a Jurassic Park!! Entrance fee is $1 per person. If you park your car in a parking lot , it costs $5 per car includes entrance fee. You will... More

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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We drove here on our second day and did this hike. If you are not a good walker and don't like doing a lot of stairs then don't attempt it. But if you can make it the falls are just beautiful.

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Perfect little trip: close to Hilo town, but not too close gives a chance to see some countryside and folksy little shops and roadside produce vendors. the walk out to the falls is dramatic with all types of vegetation like walking into Jurassic park. 440 foot vertical drop falls is spectacular and the trail is quite short. and all this... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Free for residents. $5. car load non residents! Worth seeing! Turn left about 13 miles from Hilo heading North!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Akaka Falls is a beautiful falls North of Hilo (highway 19). It requires a little bit of a drive off the highway(highway 220) and it is a pleasant drive. Parking costs a small fee, so be prepared. When you enter the walk to the falls, take the upper path which goes through a bamboo forest with numerous small falls and... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to go. Recently renovated by Lions Club to improve disabled access. Suggest you buy one of those $5 dollar ponchos from Sports Authority or Longs. It rains a lot, so don't expect a clear sunny day when you go. And Hawaii is NOT a theme park. Keep your wits about you. Lock up your valuables BEFORE pulling into... More

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Senior Reviewer
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the stuff you see in the movies and brochures about Hawaii. Its a must see, at least to WOW your friends when you get back home.

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