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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 37 attractions in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Waterfalls, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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SOUTHAMPTON
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant. I was told i would be to heavy for this but went their on the off chance. Warm welcome for me and my wife, weighed in and told good to go both of us. Guides were the best, very helpful friendly and informative. Great time on all the zips but wished i had left my helmet cam on all... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There was 2 road from the entrance to get to the Akaka Falls point. You should take a longer road to see all huge tree and leafs like you are in a Jurassic Park!! Entrance fee is $1 per person. If you park your car in a parking lot , it costs $5 per car includes entrance fee. You will... More

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215 reviews 215 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We drove here on our second day and did this hike. If you are not a good walker and don't like doing a lot of stairs then don't attempt it. But if you can make it the falls are just beautiful.

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Perfect little trip: close to Hilo town, but not too close gives a chance to see some countryside and folksy little shops and roadside produce vendors. the walk out to the falls is dramatic with all types of vegetation like walking into Jurassic park. 440 foot vertical drop falls is spectacular and the trail is quite short. and all this... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Free for residents. $5. car load non residents! Worth seeing! Turn left about 13 miles from Hilo heading North!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Akaka Falls is a beautiful falls North of Hilo (highway 19). It requires a little bit of a drive off the highway(highway 220) and it is a pleasant drive. Parking costs a small fee, so be prepared. When you enter the walk to the falls, take the upper path which goes through a bamboo forest with numerous small falls and... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to go. Recently renovated by Lions Club to improve disabled access. Suggest you buy one of those $5 dollar ponchos from Sports Authority or Longs. It rains a lot, so don't expect a clear sunny day when you go. And Hawaii is NOT a theme park. Keep your wits about you. Lock up your valuables BEFORE pulling into... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is the stuff you see in the movies and brochures about Hawaii. Its a must see, at least to WOW your friends when you get back home.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We worth the time to take the short drive off the main highway to get a view of Akaka Falls. Only a $5.00 per car parking fee.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Two waterfalls visible on the short hike around the park - Kahuna Falls is small & very far away, hard to really appreciate, but Akaka Falls you can get right up next to & it is very impressive. The hike is a lot of stairs & hills up & down, but short.

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