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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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$166*
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$177*
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Hawaii
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was a nice walk and I need the exercise. I was amazed at the beautiful view. Truly stunning. I took pictures, but none of them came close to the real thing. We took the short hike and went back the way we came.

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The falls are great. The viewing area is adequate to get a full view. The paved path is easy. Don't go there expecting any type of hike. There is no access to swimming or anything like that. It's hard to rate such a great waterfall as average, but after seeing some falls you had to hike 2 hours to get... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

You can pay $5 to park in the parking lot, or pay a $1 per person to park on the street entering the park. The views are beautiful, and worth taking your time walking through the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Our last day in Hawaii, and we took time for this beautify rain forest and falls walk. We loved that it was sprinkling. You should either bring an umbrella or raincoat to enjoy leisurely. Loved the falls of course, but the forest was amazing too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Entrance fee is $1 per person or $5 for your car-parking in the lot counts as admission, you do not pay again to enter. Many people parked on the road outside but I would caution you to be careful if you choose this option - a jeep full of people parked too close to the vegetation and it fell in... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I was surprised at how short the walk was from the parking lot (for which you have to pay $5) to the falls. The other reviews are right, you can choose to take the circular route from the right (suggested by the sign) or left (directly to Akaka falls). We actually went directly to the Akaka falls to avoid the... More 

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Kamuela, Hawai'i
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The falls are awesome. You have a short trail to tem and it is very very tropical. What a lovely spot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

It's a short looptrail on a paved path with two viewing platforms for the two falls. You can see Akaka fall from the entrance which is the better one. During the walk we saw great geckos and lots of vegetation. You have to pay $1 p.p. admission at the entrance, when you park your car outside of the gate. If... More 

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The circular path has stairs, but is an easy stroll on a paved path through amazingly rich jungle with great views. If you go counter-clockwise as the sign suggests, you save the best view for last. Be sure to read the plaques by the falls to find out how a certain kind of fish manages to climb UP the falls.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Make sure you take an umbrella and good non-slip walking shoes if there is a chance of rain. The walk from the car park to the falls is not long but quite steep and can be slippery but then that is when the falls are at their best!. We had had almost 24 hours of rain following a long dry... More 

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