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Akaka Falls State Park
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$187.45*
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
Ranked #1 of 83 things to do in Hilo
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Worth a stop if you're in the area. Great little trail and views. The trees ar pretty spectacular. Only about a 10 min drive off the main road.

Thank vanguy28
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

While out exploring the Big Island we stumbled accross this tropical wonderland. It is so different from the Kona desert area. This is a rainforest envoirment for sure. The beauty of the Island called Hawaii is it's diverse climate. This little gem of a park did not disappoint. If you visit bring a light jacket or rain gear because it can be wet. Entry to the park is free, but parking is $5 per car so load it up and it is worth it to park close. Space is limited and many choose to park on the road and walk in. Don't take the loop trail if you have mobility problems and it involves a lot of steps down and back up again.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I always enjoy coming to see the waterfall. If you're a Hawaii resident, you do not have to pay to park or to go see the falls. If you aren't, you only have to pay a $1 to see the falls, I believe. If you're too cheap to pay for parking, it appears you can just park on the road right outside of the gate.

The waterfall is beautiful. I took a number of pictures. The only thing was that there were like a million inch worms all over the handrails and in some of the trees. Some people thought it was neat, but I kind of thought it was gross.

Also, I can't remember exactly what time they open the park, but it was later than I expected. I had to venture over to go see Umaumau Falls and come back because the park was closed when I first arrived.

Thank bittersweet1
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

There are so many falls to see and so little time. This one is easy to view and gives you a short walk through a rain forest before rounding a bend on the trail and experiencing the magnificeience of these spectacular falls. If you see only one water fall in Hawaii this is it.

Thank JamesF946
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I just love all of the waterfalls in Big Island, Hawaii. All are so unique-see the Umauma Falls nearby for my most favorite location. This is where you can see the cascading triple falls and take the zipline too.

Thank sandalsFlorida
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