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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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While visiting the islands you have to visit some waterfalls...no two are a like and they are breathtaking. Akaka is a very easy walk through tropical jungle from the parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Walla Walla, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Akaka Falls were beautiful. The other waterfall was blocked by plants and you couldn't see much. Also, if hiked to the top of the falls to see the boiling pots, it was disappointing due to low river water level. I loved the falls and hiking around the jungle. It was hot and steamy, but after all, it is the jungle.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

While visiting the islands you have to visit some waterfalls...no two are a like and they are breathtaking. Akaka is a very easy walk through tropical jungle from the parking area. If you are in the Hilo area make the trip TIP- If you park inside the gate in the main parking area it will cost you $5 but if... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This waterfall and surrounding park are simply breathtaking. The beauty is hard to properly put in words. Just make sure you take the time to go and take your time and enjoy the loop around the park (the vegetation is awesome).

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Really nice waterfall with easy access. The signs recommend doing the circular route to see another waterfall (kahuna falls). The jungle has basically swallowed the view of this fall, which is across a valley. Save yourself some time and skip that and just head left to see Akaka falls. The trail is nice and has a few interesting stream crossings.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Princeton
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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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Austin, Texas
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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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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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