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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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Gorgeous On A Rainy Day

The Hilo side of Big Island is known to receive more rain than the Kailua-Kona side. One vacation with my young one, we were prepared for planned activities to shift in case of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The Hilo side of Big Island is known to receive more rain than the Kailua-Kona side. One vacation with my young one, we were prepared for planned activities to shift in case of questionable weather. The day we went to Akaka Falls, we also visited Rainbow Falls. It was chilly, windy and rainy. Perfect to see waterfalls in their glory,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Whenever anyone comes to visit me, I either take them here because I love doing the walk or tell them to put it on their itinerary. Wonderful trail through tropical flora with a treat of a waterfall at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

To truly appreciate the beauty of the State Park, you really need to take the trails down to the various falls and across. The large falls and the streams with their mini falls are so picturesque. Do not ignore the vegetation as you walk the trails. From the trees to the vines to the flowers, you some of everything. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Akaka Falls State Park is definitely worth the 2 hour drive from North Kona. We took the short cut on hwy 19 and was able to drive through the desert and than experience the lush, tropical rain forest, gorgeous. The Akaka falls is beautiful but the loop around the state park is also worth seeing, lots of beautiful flowers... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park, well worth your time to visit. Very manageable walk through a rainforest. Flora is beautiful and the Falls at the end is breathtaking. When we were there in April, it had just rained the night before and the falls was full. Glorious view of the 400 ft. waterfall. Keep going on the trail and you will come to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you're staying on the other side of the island (Kona side), this is well worth the drive. Nice little mile loop where you will be able to view Kahuna falls as well as Akaka falls. This hike is full of beautiful nature for your viewing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Only about a 15 minute detour off the highway if your heading ou t of Hilo or into Hilo on the northern route. Parking is limited and cost $5 per car, but you can park outside the gate and walk. Lots of stairs but not too difficult. Great picture spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great guides and the zip lining was relatively easy (did not need to brake yourself). Fantastic views. Well worth spending the extra money for a go pro camera on your helmet. Interesting information about the local produce and farming. Amazing waterfalls. The longest ride was over 100 feet. Much fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very cool view. It doesn't take long to walk around the trail. It's paved, so not a problem for non-experienced hikers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Take a lovely walk to view the falls through forests of bamboo, beautiful flowers and other delights. Take the advice of the park planners and head down hill on the circle first (to the right). Much easier. Lots of stairs and hills, but taking this route means mostly descending versus climbing. The falls are stunning, but I delighted also in... More 

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