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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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The park was great. Easy to get around and well worth the drive up and the views. If you want to save on parking park outside of the park gates

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park was great. Easy to get around and well worth the drive up and the views. If you want to save on parking park outside of the park gates

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see attraction is on the Big Island. Park jus outside the gate and save $5.00 on parking. It is only a two minute walk to the park. It is well paved and only cost $1.00 per person to enter. There are a number of steps and it is not handicap accessible. Take the time to go... More 

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Waukegan, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a small hike to get to the waterfall, but it was enjoyable. It was a lot of stairs, but bring your camera

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the better falls. It can even be partially seen sitting in the car. It is a State Park and there is a fee to go down. Very clean, good parking and easy walking. RRR

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Akaka Falls is a lovely and easily accessible waterfall near Hilo. If you park in the lot, you pay$5. If you park on the street just outside the lot, I think you pay $1 per person. There are two falls here. Akaka is larger with a better view. It is reached via a paved path with some stairs. The path... More 

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful falls on the big island, and the tallest falls in the state, this is easily accessed with clear well maintained trails from the parking lot to the falls

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can handle a short walk with some stairs you must visit this place. The parking is $5 for a car. Restrooms onsite. You feel like you are walking in a far away rainforest as you pass beautiful flowers, trees, water and of course see waterfalls! My kids loved it. A Big Island must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've seen a lot of water falls, but the long drop on Akaka Falls is pretty spectacular. Try to visit if you are in the area.

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Warrenville, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived before the park opened. We parked outside the gate, and went in to pay the automatic ticket station with a credit card for walk-in entry ($2). We parked behind another car and came across the owners fairly quickly (they were the only other car around); they said it was okay to park there and to just pay the... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The path is paved and has handrails around the entire park so walking is easy but there are a lot of stairs. The plant and flowers are very lovely and I took more photos of them than I did of the falls. It took us about 1.5hrs at a leisurely pace to go around the entire park. There is a... More 

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