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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
Type: Waterfalls, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Hilo and was glad we did. The walk is well paved and it doesn't take long and the falls were impressive. There's a cost of $5/car.

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Hatboro
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Awesome state park, thoroughly enjoyed the walk to get to the falls as well as the falls. Highly recommend if in the Hilo area! Beautiful hike.

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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Akaka Falls is a must stop for everyone when driving the Hamakua Coast. It's beautiful and I really enjoy the convenience of the paved paths. A little insight into the pros and cons, in my opinion, of course... Pros: Excellent paved paths, beautiful view of Akaka Falls, great detour to get your legs out and stretch, plenty of shade. Cons:... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The view is gorgeous. You can take beautiful photos from the parking lot and/or walk the trail to get closer.

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Sacramento, California
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32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We are not hikers so we were a little nervous about traveling from Kona to visit the falls. The hike itself is less than a mile and very easy with built in handrails all around the trail. The falls have many access points and scenic view points to take great photos. For us the falls was only a dollar a... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

These are some impressive waterfalls. Plenty of water pounding over the ledge. This is another well maintained Hawaiian parkland.

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Alameda, CA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Drive to Akaka Falls from Kona about 2 hours and worth the drive. There's a small parking lot $5 fee or park outside and walk in for $1/pp. Short, easy trail to the falls. The falls are beautiful in their tropical setting. The overlook is at the 1/2 up the falls, so its doesn't look as high as Yosemite Falls,... More

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were lucky/unlucky with the rain we had during our visit to Hilo. Lucky, because with the amount of rain that had poured on us all morning caused the Akaka falls to be displacing huge volumes of water. Even our tour guide said he'd seen this maybe only once or twice before. The pathway to the falls is surrounded by... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As beautiful as when we first visited before Hawaii became a state! Visited small stores on drive out, had excellent shave ice at Eddies Bakery

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Rocklin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed the 10-15 minute loop trail taking us to the majestic 442-foot Akaka Falls. The profusion of giant plants and trees is so varied and beyond gorgeous!

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