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Akaka Falls State Park

End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-974-6200
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Ranked #3 of 39 Attractions in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Waterfalls, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We wanted to see the waterfall there and found much more! A nice trail with beautiful foliage to match! Easy to get to and worth the drive.

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St Helens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Princess Cruises ship tour - very scenic - very damp and at times wet but worth the visit - quite a lot of steps but a shortened tour is available.

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

easy walk along the paved trail through the park - beautiful overlooks, stunning falls, lush greenery. Perfect for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a really beautiful area with relatively easy walking access, well defined paths and a great variety of flora and fauna along the way. Perfect for families as both adults and children will enjoy the lush landscape and sheer drop of the falls.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

While in Hawaii of course we wanted to see some waterfalls. Visions of tall ones among lush greenery filled our heads; and this one did not disappoint. It is a postcard for Hawaii waterfalls and the hike to see the falls is just as beautiful. It is not a long hike and the road is paved for those who are... More

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Be sure to walk the complete look as there is another waterfall on the trail. Small parking lot ($5 fee), but additional parking outside the gate - admission $1 each if you park outside the gate and walk in.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have been on Big Island twice and visited Akaka Falls State Park both times. It is worth seeing it and very easy to access. By the way: It looked different both times as the amount of water coming down the fall is dependent on the amount of rain further up the hill - and at my second visit it... More

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St. John's, Antigua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have seen other travelers pictures of Akaka Falls and had to visit for myself. I must say it did not disappoint. The trek was short and the view was indeed worth it. A definite must do on the Bis Island.

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Riverside, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This gorgeous waterfall is accessible through the park entrance and a short hike. Only cost $1 to get in. Great place to see an amazing fall and and snap some pictures. Check out my experience on my blog at www.closetcreepvintage.blogspot.com/2014/10/waipio-valley-big-island-of-hawaii.html

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A visiting friend said this park was what she'd envisioned as Hawaii, waterfalls, lush growth, and humidity. You have to go to the wet side of the Big Island, but it's here. The parking is free outside the gate on the road, as the interior parking lot fills up quickly. Make sure to take $1 per person if you park... More

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