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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews the loop paved path short walk easy walk nice walk beautiful waterfall entrance fee lush vegetation take your time the big island plant life viewing area worth a stop quick stop hilo area hike kahuna
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We went to Akaka Falls yesterday and it was gorgeous! Beautiful waterfall with an wonderful (short) hike through a lush forest. So glad we went - one of the highlights of our trip so far. Just a few notes if you haven't been - there...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank stephanierR9200TL
Reviewed yesterday

At just $1 a person for entry and $5 if you park in their lot, this park is an awesome place to see a super pretty waterfall. They have paved the entire trail with handrails and have a bathroom at the trail head.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kalebschumann
Reviewed yesterday

There are actually TWO falls to see on the trail. It has many stairs and paved slopes so not recommended if you have any kind of physical handicap. Very worthwhile self tour , tons of flowers and life .

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DENNIS H
Reviewed yesterday

Almost didn't go on the hike due to the rain but so glad we did. It was so green and lush. We saw my different types of plants and flowers. Definitely tropical rainforest. You can hear the falls before you see them and WOW when...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Deb M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is very pretty and has a lot of natural wildlife. This place is not accessible for everyone who is disabled.There are many birds to see. Lots of waterfalls.Beautiful plant life. there are washrooms and places to sit if needed.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank allison z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice little hike, on a well maintained walkway (with railings for those that need it). Very picturesque! Perfect for everyone.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank teachermarquez
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love the tropical walk around the Akaka Falls path. Really beautiful, peaceful. Fairly easy walk, on a paved path. Lots of stairs.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 135chelseyr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A short hike to the waterfall that is totally worth it. Beautiful location and spectacular views. Loved the views.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SS2323SS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There was a guy collecting $5/person to walk the .5 mile trail to two falls. We were not sure he was a local scammer so we left without hiking the falls trail. One of the falls was visible from the guy collecting his toll. We...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank packd2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Akaka falls state park is very scenic with the waterfall, huge bamboos, and tropical flowers. Walking along the path offers quite a climb so be prepared! The legend behind the waterfall was very interesting and gave context to the pools below. Lots of lush tropical...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Trek68605798803
June 22, 2019|
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Response from Rajkathane | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember how far Akaka state park is from Hilo. The state park can be seen in one hour or you can spend a whole half day, because it is a very beautiful place. But add travel time. Check Sat-nav readings for that
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Mai-and-mel
June 20, 2019|
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Response from pamelabD9213LP | Reviewed this property |
I walked the paved pathway wearing flip flops with no difficulty at all. So the shoes you describe should be fine.
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MAS1283
May 20, 2019|
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Response from Elsa W | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely doable!! :) they are not far from each other!
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