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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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Well its a waterfall in Hawaii whats not to like. It was a bit of a hike up to see it but, so well worth it. The falls are 422 feet of cascading water. A must see when on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Well its a waterfall in Hawaii whats not to like. It was a bit of a hike up to see it but, so well worth it. The falls are 422 feet of cascading water. A must see when on the Big Island.

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Ottawa, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

close parking is rare, but the walk isn't burdensome. Be sure to make the entire circuit around the park. One Italian family walked counter clockwise, saw a lesser waterfall and walked away disappointed without seeing the main falls! A great portion of the Big Island: lush tropics and deep gorges. A memorable hightlight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

This falls is just the centerpiece for the park.While it is amazing the trail includes Kahnawake falls and incredible rainforest vegetation. The trail is all paved is even if it is raining you won't have to be in mud.There is a small fee but it is well worth it. Don't miss this!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

First stop for our coach tour , toilet facilities need upgrading , long queue's only given a limited time to walk to the falls and back, Worth the effort once there .National parks where collecting money from people to park or visit should spend some on the facilities.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Falls were lovely to see, and the flora leading up to the falls were very interesting. It's not a huge spot area wise, but would recommend stopping if you were in the area.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We popped here as our helicopter flight had been cancelled due to bad weather and so we had a couple of hours to fill and after the Farmers' Market we came here. It was raining but it made the rainforest even more beautiful. We were staying on the other (sunny and dry) side of the island and it's such a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The waterfalls are near the charming town of Honomu. Stop in the gift shops and bakery after visiting the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Ziplined above the falls on an amazingly beautiful day! What an experience~500 feet in the air! The falls were really flowing, as was the stream above. Make sure to take time to hike down below for the full experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It is a short hike to the falls on paved surfaces. Lots of stairs with sturdy railings. Impressive jungle like foliage; a nice walk even in light rain. Parking is $5 in the lot or $1 per person on the road...an amazing bargain for Hawaiian beauty!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The walk to see the falls (Akaka and Kahuna) is pretty easy, and worth the winding through the rainforest environment. The waterfall itself is stunning in a very simple way, looking very narrow and long, but you can hear the power behind all that water. The natural beauty that surrounds the area is as much of the experience as seeing... More 

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