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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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something good to see in Hilo

it is worth to see it. Good air to breathe. Just park on the street before enter the parking. If you don't want to long walk don't go.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

it is worth to see it. Good air to breathe. Just park on the street before enter the parking. If you don't want to long walk don't go.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This attraction is off of the beaten path but worth the drive. Parking is limited so go early. There is a charge to park in the parking lot. We parked along the road because it was full and the charge was waived with admission of $1 per person. It's a casual walk along a maintained looped walkway. There are stairs... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Other than the beaches and volcano, this is exactly what you would picture Hawaii being. No far off the shoreline beltway drive, Hwy 220, and the walk through the park is in the Hawaiian "jungle" with a plethora of tropical plants surrounding you, along with many flowers for much of the year. It rains a lot on this side of... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The walk around has amazing rainforest views. The falls are impressive. You can view, walk and photograph in less than 30 minutes

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Milledgeville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great short walk for those you can't do a lot of hiking. It is a round trip hike with some steep stairs at the beginning and end (same set of stairs) but does not take long and is fairly easy. The flora is very rainforest jungle and quite interesting. The falls are lovely.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped at these spectacular falls on our way up the East Coast in our hire car. The turnoff is well signposted and not too far from the main highway. The car park was pretty full so we parked just outside. If you park in the car park you pay $4 for the car and $1 for each person. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish we did not have heavy rain while we were there. Take the longer path to the right to walk thru the tropical foliage. The path to the left is shorter if you are in a hurry. There was an attendant there collecting the parking fee. The walkway and steps are concrete all the way to the falls. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's plenty of stairs and steps but overall this is a relatively easy walk for most folks. There are two scenic viewpoints but Akaka Falls is by far the most beautiful. Perhaps partly because it is 440' long, where as Kahuna Falls is only 100'. A photographers dream if you enjoy jungle foilage. Pretty inexpensive and not far from Hilo.

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Thank John M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish we had more time to walk through at a slower pace. Just beautiful! Wear tennis shoes are good walking shoes. Take water with you also a lot of walking and climbing stairs

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The parking lot is very close to the entrance of the path to the falls. The park fee is only $1 per person or $5 per car. The pathways are all paved but there are stairs. There are two options to get to the viewpoint, a short walk or a longer walk through the foliage. The longer walk was amazing,... More 

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