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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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Great little trip!

Quick drive from hilo out to akaka falls! Take the circle hike to the falls, great time! Great experience! Great views!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Quick drive from hilo out to akaka falls! Take the circle hike to the falls, great time! Great experience! Great views!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The falls are located about 30 minutes drive from downtown Hilo The paths to the 2 falls in the park is a total walk of 45 minutes. However due to time constraint, my friend and I have only visited Akaka falls. That path is about a 10 min walk from the entrance. The nice thing about the path is, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Short walk but really beautiful spot, lots of flora and fauna. Really worth the side trip, be sure to stop at the little store in town enroute up to the falls.

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Aiken, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful waterfall surrounded by a gorgeous tropical forest. Nearly every step along the trail offered a different vista with different fauna and scenery.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been lucky enough to see some amazing waterfalls including Niagara, those in Oregon and Yosemite amongst others so these falls compared to them are merely average. Having said that, if you like an easy 0.5mile on a paved set of steps to a decent waterfall then these are pretty good. We were lucky that there had been rain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you happen to be near the eastern side of the island of Hawai'i, I would recommend that you take some time to visit Akaka Falls state park. You will need to hike for about half a mile along a paved pat, through a lush green park. The waterfalls themselves are huge and spectacular. In addition to Akaka falls, there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The falls were beautiful. It was a very simple paved circular road to see the falls. There are a couple of little ones along the trail too. Better off finding a trail off the road or by the boiling pots to hike on a real trail not a paved one. Depends on what you are looking for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Akaka Falls State Park has limited parking and cost $5 to park. It was humid and crowded when we went later in the afternoon, so I'd recommend trying it earlier in the day. The trail is easy to walk. The view of the falls is gorgeous. The trail map said the path would take about 45 minutes but it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of several water falls we saw on our tour and it by far is the most spectacular simply due to the distance the water falls. As others have stated you should be in reasonable shape to see it due to the fact the walk is not short but even this nearing 60 old man got there and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a nice hike to the falls but make sure you use mosquito repellent. Stairs to climb and hot but if you bring water you'll be ok.

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Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-974-6200
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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