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Akaka Falls State Park

Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-974-6200
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$166*
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Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls...
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$177*
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
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Ranked #22 of 361 things to do in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Waterfalls, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Salem
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We walked the circle route and saw at least three warerfalls. Akaka Falls is beautiful!! The trees, plants and flowers Along the path are also spectacular! There are several steps and going to the right has you descending the most steps which makes the rest of the trip more enjoyable. Easy hike.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although I don't agree with charging to see nature, this was a beautiful sight. I am curious as to how many stairs there are down to the falls ? The restrooms were closed which was quite a bummer but other than that a great stop.

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Red Lake, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Akaka Falls is always a must see. We have been to the island three times and seen the falls three times. Always love the calm it brings just watching the water cascade. Good trail and well maintained.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great short walk through a beautiful forest, past a Huge banyan tree and then the beautiful waterfall. Park just up the road otherwise pay $5 for parking which is right at the entrance. Entry is free. Rather steep set of stairs at the beginning so not so good if your knees aren't working well. Wheelchairs & strollers would not be... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Do stop and hike this park on your drive around the island. Beautiful tropical vegetation and water falls. Nice hike.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There is a nice path that leads around the area to see a couple waterfalls that most folks should find easy to navigate. If you have trouble walking then it may be a little too tough. The views are spectacular and it won't take a lot of time. Well worth the side trip.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It had rained the day before and the water fall was beautiful and full. It was an impressive sight to witness.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is worth EVERY step you take! Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely worth the hike in, wouldn't trade it for the world. An AWESOME experience!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have to admit that I wasn't going to visit these falls. My husband convinced me to give them a shot! It was so worth it! They were absolutely beautiful and not a tough walk for our young children! Definitely worth it.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

and the small nominal entrance fee. Very pretty waterfall with lots of beautiful foliage in the park. Lots of tourists too but still worth the trip. This does not take a lot of time and is a great place to stretch your legs on the steps.

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