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Akaka Falls State Park

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Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-974-6200
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Amazing long waterfall well worth a drive

A token parking fee for entry of a couple of bucks and a five minute walk through very scenic lush plants via a paved walkway gets you to one of the most spectacular water falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A token parking fee for entry of a couple of bucks and a five minute walk through very scenic lush plants via a paved walkway gets you to one of the most spectacular water falls you will see. Very peaceful. Not a lot to do other than look at it and then walk back but that did us. Best one... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Akaka falls should be a national treasure, not just a state park. There is no big fancy parking lot with gift shop and cafe, just a simple little spot, with aging steel handrails kept smooth by the thousands that take the hike each day. There are few steps and hills to overcome, but if you are fit, it is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous waterfall. The trail is easy - steps and slopes - about .5 mile. We couldn't believe how lush and beautiful the hike was. The falls are easy to see. It sprinkled on and off during our walk, but rain gear wasn't necessary (but may have been nice). It was a favorite for my 3 & 6yros. It was worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is such a unique experience! A must go place every time we go to the big island! If you bring a picnic basket it will make the trip special!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Probably the best waterfall in Hilo. There are two paved trails: one that takes you directly to the falls and the other which is about a half mile circular hike. Take the trail to the right (brings you in a circle through the park) since you'll see smaller falls and lush tropical plants and flowers. It looks like a scene... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Walked a really easy short hike to the falls. Amazing view of the waterfall! Not to be missed when on the big island of Hawaii

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The walk was extremely easy to view the falls. The area and restrooms were clean. The placards were informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's high, with 91m. Nice waterfall I'm rainforest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a short walk/hike to see the falls. Along the way there is beautiful, rain forest plants to enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Parking is: $2.00 outside the parking lot/along the road. $5.00 in the parking lot. *** This attraction/state park HAS public restrooms. *** My girlfriend and I stopped here when we were heading from Kona to Hilo just to stretch our legs. We were happy of the views we had of the two waterfalls. We recommend that you walk STRAIGHT down... More 

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