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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviewsthe looppaved pathshort walkeasy walknice walkbeautiful waterfallentrance feelush vegetationtake your timethe big islandworth the tripplant lifeviewing areaquick stophilo areahikekahuna
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located on the Hilo side of the island it’s a short easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall. We made a day of traveling from the Kona side of the island and made this one of several stops along the way. There are a couple of...More

Thank gohappy2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Akaka Falls is a must do in Hilo! There is a small fee for parking and entry but it is well worth it!!

Thank Hazel P
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great spot, lots of beauty and a fairly easy walk out and back to the falls. Parking is close and easy too!

Thank DCB97
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The falls were absolutely divine and the walk there and back were rich with local flora and fauna. Pay to get in- about $5 per vehicle.

Thank SherylandChris
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is a concrete walking path loop with numerous steps to see the river and the falls. It is easy to get to from Hilo, but parking capacity can be a challenge for how popular it is and how small the parking lot is. You...More

Thank Technojerry
Reviewed yesterday

This State Park may have been developed as a garden sometime in the past, what with bamboo clumps, assorted tropical ornamental plants (whopping big heliconias) and even some flowering azaleas. The falls themselves are spectacular and just a short drive from Hilo. Parking inside the...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must see on the Big island and very easy to access - spectacular falls a short walk through a rain forest with beautiful flowers and other fauna.

Thank Explore796204
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Parking inside the smallish car park costs $5, but this covers entry to the falls. If you park outside the cost of entry is $1 each. The walk around takes about 30-40 minutes depending how many photos you take and how often you stop to...More

Thank mini_d51
Reviewed 4 days ago

Akaka falls are a beautiful little loop trip that you can enjoy with your entire family. The trail itself is well maintained and easy to walk. The greenery around the path is simply beautiful, and the falls are gorgeous with many little falls along the...More

Thank Littleleez
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Besides the main attraction, over 400 foot tall Akaka Falls, there is another tall waterfall and many smaller ones in this park. The paved hike is a fairly easy circle with some stairs at changes of elevation. Along the way, you will see many tropical...More

Thank kmt1025
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from Arminius1 | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way to get around is to rent a car. The airport in Hilo has all the major car rental agencies. Akaka falls isn't too far from Hilo, maybe 10 miles or so. It really shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes to an... More
Vanessa D
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Mellie Z | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at this one!
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Gene B | Reviewed this property |
Lots of Uber and taxi also maybe a tour group is likely to a couple of spots.