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Akaka Falls State Park

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Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-974-6200
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A small waterfall with a huge vertical drop

Alaska Falls was a great stop on our way from Waipio to Hilo on the scenic route. The short walking loop provided great views of the falls and a nice walk through the lush... read more

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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alaska Falls was a great stop on our way from Waipio to Hilo on the scenic route. The short walking loop provided great views of the falls and a nice walk through the lush rainforest. Expect a $5 parking charge at this State Park, and some great photo opportunities.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exquisite. Need I say more? The rain forest is an amazing experience on your trek to see the Falls. Speaking of the trek, I am glad I exercise. I would hesitate to bring those who do not. The rain forest is so absolutely beautiful and the little signs along the way that explain which plants grow first & how the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great short trail with a lovely view of the falls and lush vegetation. The view is 'classic' Hawaii. Don't just rush to the falls: take time to look at the various plants and trees.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Akaka falls is spectacular. The walk to the falls is breathtaking. Fantastic array of plants and flowers. Never seen such a big collection. The walk to the falls is eminently doable. Not hectic at all.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the drive. It's a small walk around through an amazing slice of rain forest until you see Akaka falls. It is really something special to see. Pictures don't do it justice

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see on the big Island. Short trip from Hilo. A bit of walking is required but worth it. It only costs $5 per carload.

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Stratton Mountain, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These falls are easy to go see. The whole family can do the walk to see both sets of falls. Check out the State park less than 1 mile away if you want to actually get in a falls. it was awesome!

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Topeka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was beautiful! Short walk down to see it and no charge.it waa peaceful and tranquil. Very worth checking out!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful park and hike. The waterfalls are incredible. The hike is easy, definitely stop if you are in the area!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful walk around the parklands culminating in the impressive Akaka Falls. Definitely worth the quick detour off the highway.

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