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Akaka Falls State Park

Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-974-6200
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$166*
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Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls...
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$177*
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
89%
Ranked #22 of 361 things to do in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Waterfalls, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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The Dalles, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is worth EVERY step you take! Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely worth the hike in, wouldn't trade it for the world. An AWESOME experience!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have to admit that I wasn't going to visit these falls. My husband convinced me to give them a shot! It was so worth it! They were absolutely beautiful and not a tough walk for our young children! Definitely worth it.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

and the small nominal entrance fee. Very pretty waterfall with lots of beautiful foliage in the park. Lots of tourists too but still worth the trip. This does not take a lot of time and is a great place to stretch your legs on the steps.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There were 7 in our group, ranging in age from 51 to 65 and we are all in good health. There are many, many stairs to climb to reach the viewing of the falls, but if you take your time and stop to take in the beautiful views, the stairs won't seem so bad. The day we went you could... More 

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Beaumont
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a must see if you come to the Big Island of Hawaii. The drive there is just beautiful and there is such a wide range of climate changes just to even get there. There is parking which you pay a minimal fee and there is a small fee to actual walk the path. There is a walking... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The path to the falls is a circle, so you can go right or left at the trail head and make a full circle back to the starting point. It's a great walk with tons of plant life and amazing views to see. Totally Akaka Falls is worth the walk!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We got there at the end of the day. It is quite a hike to get to the falls. There are hundreds of stairs to climb. Beautiful flora and fauna! Bring water and wear good walking shoes. There is a fee for parking in the state park so most park just outside of the park along the street. The bathrooms... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Was at this waterfall back in 2008 and the path was a dirt trail with lots of tree roots. Now it's a concrete sidewalk but now the park is $1 a person or $5 a car. There are two waterfalls in this park. Akaka is the taller one. I'd suggest you park outside the lot.

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butler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way to volcanoes national park and it was well worth it. When you start down the path, which is paved, has handrails, and is easy to navigate, keep to the right. this will take you to a waterfall that you will see off in the distance. Very nice but you have saved the best for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Very worth going to. Easy walk around the loop. They should trim just a few trees to see the other falls on the loop. It is obscured in the forest.

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