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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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there is a small charge for entering here. There is a path down to the falls, but its paved and not hard. It is a pretty place. The little town coming into the falls has a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

there is a small charge for entering here. There is a path down to the falls, but its paved and not hard. It is a pretty place. The little town coming into the falls has a nice gift store, ice cream and is a nice little stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A pleasant, easy walk to a really big waterfall. We spent less than an hour here and enjoyed the short hike on a paved path through a tropical rain forest area. The waterfall is impressive. Only $5 per car to enter the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Waterfalls are often a sight to behold, but some are certainly more impressive than others. Akaka Falls, near Hilo, easily ranks among the better waterfalls I have seen. Surrounded by lush flora, it’s easily worth the walk through the rainforest, to the observation point, to view this most impressive sight. Akaka Falls State Park actually features other waterfalls, most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just a short drive from Hilo is Akaka Falls. It is well sign posted so you should have no trouble finding it. At the falls be prepared to climb some stairs - I always tell my guests to make sure they have one hand on the rail at all times. The rain forest that you descend into is often damp... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was definitely worth the stop and the two bucks admission. If you park just outside the gates you save $5. The walk is really pretty, if you slow down and look closely you'll see all sorts of cool birds, flowers and critters. The falls themselves are very cool as well. If you do the loop make sure to wear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was just in awe! I thought I had been to the falls in college, but no. Be prepaired to hike some stairs but its worth it. The view from each angle is just gorgeous and humbling

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I found the jungle environment around the falls to be more interesting than the falls themselves, but the falls are pretty too. The trail is short but considering the stairs and humidity, is still hard on people who are not in shape. Plan 45 minutes for this attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the water falls in the park. The flora and fauna were incredible. The plants were in Jurassic sizes. Even the Potho Ivys were jaw dropping huge. Worth stopping for the hike around the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not that long though but still a nice place to stop for a hicke. The fact that it is not too long allows to take also older persons which cant walk that well. Nice and rich vegetation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped by on our way to Hilo and the scenery was absolutely gorgeous. There are a lot of stairs so I think it might be tough for the elderly or small children, but we saw plenty there. Great pictures and totally stunning. Go!

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