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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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bring your bug spray, but do stop to see

This was a very pretty spot for a short hike. Amazing plants and flowers in addition to the falls, which make a great photo op. Try to avoid the large crowds from tour busses, if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Kenmore, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This was a very pretty spot for a short hike. Amazing plants and flowers in addition to the falls, which make a great photo op. Try to avoid the large crowds from tour busses, if you can. The bugs are hungry, so don't forget the bug spray. For this reason, I would not recommend this as a picnic spot.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This site is an excellent way to see a waterfall close up. You can take a short walk to the falls. You might get a little damp. Although the parking meters were not in service when I was there, I could see that you will have to pay when they are restored to service. It is a small parking area.... More 

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Chesapeake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is worth the walk in to see. The walk in has several groups of stairs and some inclines. Just take it slow, if you have problems walking, and you should do fine. The prize at the end is absolutely beautiful. The falls are splendid. It's a great place for taking pictures and enjoying the vegetation around you.

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped by the falls in March 2015. The park runs a small loop of walking trail that visits two falls sites. The one at the right end of the loop is quite lame as it is covered by large trees making seeing the falls impossible from the look out. However, the falls on the left of loop is quite impressive... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This State Park is pay as you enter. Parking may be difficult during peak times, only one bathroom facility at the beginning is available. There is no gift shop, and there are only two educational sign boards. However, that having been said, this is a must see to experience. I love nature, eco-tours, and natural sight seeing, this was a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The park is easy to find and the walk to the falls was not strenuous and well maintained. The falls were lovely, the park is very lush! We were in a rush and still managed to walk all the paths and see everything the park had to offer! terrific.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Easy walk, didn't do the entire loop because we had a busy day. Twice as tall as Niagara, a typical great waterfall. Even got a clear shot of Mauna Loa which is probably pretty rare.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went ziplining at Skyline Eco Adventures which has their office/meeting location on the road to Akata falls. So we went up to see. It's about a 5-10 minute ride from Rt 19 and you pass through a small (!!!) town with a few places to get food/coffee. The park is $5/parking OR if you park just outside the part,... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You need at least 30 minutes for this walk, not recommended for anyone with problems walking up/down inclines. Circular path but recommend you start on the path on the righthand side. Restrooms available

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Pahoa,HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing and beautiful waterfall surrounded by luscious gardens! The view back down the hill is just as beautiful

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