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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
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+1 808-974-6200
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Beautiful falls but most just do the overlook

Very pretty but waterfalls are common and unless you hike in this is a pretty place that you could pass by if on the way to another beautiful place in Hawaii.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
David S
Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pretty but waterfalls are common and unless you hike in this is a pretty place that you could pass by if on the way to another beautiful place in Hawaii.

Thank David S
Speedway, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It costs $5 to enter the park, but it is well worth the view. Don't use your GPS to find the area just follow the signs. It's as if you've gone into a rainforest with most wonderful view!

Thank SJBrooks
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We knew we wanted to see waterfalls so we drove out to this park. It has a paid parking lot that you use a pay parking meter. There is an attendant there so we felt our car was safe. The hike to the falls is a pretty steep paved walkway with a few steps. Easy for us as we are... More 

Thank Beckie T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is easy to get here, normally easy to park. A great point to visit on a upper Island Hamakua Coast Tour. On this day one might pass through Waimea, stop at Wapio Valley View point, stop at Umauma Falls, Akaka Falls, the Botanical Garden, Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots and end up at the Mauna Kea Visitors Center after dark.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

really enjoyed driving, walking and taking pics of this pretty park. Worth the time to get here. Nice views.

Thank NorthWestWind
Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Akaka Falls were closed because a tree was being cut down. I have been there before and is is well worth it! Check before you drive from Kona to Hilo to see it.

Thank ebonyinkspot
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy paved hike to falls viewing platform. You view from a distance. Circular hiking path crosses a small bridge with stream and small cascading falls. Parking was easy. Well worth journey. 40 minutes excursion roughly once parked

Thank kingmodiddy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to be wowed by mother nature then this is a must see on your drive around the island after lunch in Hilo.

Thank Stephen S
Beatrice, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautifully kept park with a smooth trail, sidewalk and steps to see one of the most beautiful waterfalls on any Hawaiian island. The botanical garden type trail down to see the falls is also worthy of photos. Take your time and take it all in!

Thank Robin D
Riverbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the loop tosee both falls in the pouring rain. It was still beautiful. Water was a little muddy because it had been raining, but the falls were still beautiful

Thank TeacherMick

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