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“Nice and Easy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Akaka Falls State Park

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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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Hilo
Type: State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Patchogue, New York
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“Nice and Easy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visited Akaka Falls after a full day of hiking Waipio Valley and were exhausted but walked to the falls with ease. It was a nice, easy, paved pathway through the rainforest. A very enjoyable trek.

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent Waterfall & Scenic Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a nice waterfall & I'd recommend taking the time to see if. Unlike some waterfalls there is a pay to park lot that costs $5. It's still worth the the minimum cost, with a paved path to walk the grounds to the falls. Actually, there's 2 routes, 1 the direct walk to the falls & the 2nd to see the vegetation & flowers around the falls.

Visited February 2013
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dennis, Mass
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“Super falls and hiking trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

These falls are worth taking a short hike to through a lush rain forest vegetation.

There is a parking lot with restrooms. If you park in the lot it costs you $5 to hike to the falls. Most people park on the road outside the posted parking lot and pay only $1.The falls and hike are worth either price.. .

Visited March 2013
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“Nice diversion!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Tourist attractions north of Hilo are not numerous. There is a nicely preserved 19th century Hawaiian village center on drive to Akaka Falls. The falls is beautiful though a bit of a hike from the pay ($5) parking lot. Very popular.

Visited December 2012
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“gorgeous waterfall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The trail to the waterfall is a little over a mile roundtrip if I remember correctly. I do remember it as paved and easy and I'm over 50 years old. There isn't much diversity on the way but the waterfall is worth the walk.It's 442 feet tall. We parked outside the gate and it was free parking. Inside the gate there was a $5.00 oper car fee. I think they also wanted a dollar or two donation.

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