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“Pretty, But Not The Best of Hawaii”

Akaka Falls State Park
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Pretty, But Not The Best of Hawaii”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a pretty waterfall. To be truthful, the walk to the waterfall was the prettiest part -- there were some AMAZING flowers and trees to see! There are better waterfalls on the island, though, so if you're short on time, see some of the others.

Visited November 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“A short walk to reach a beautiful waterfall”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We visited with our two children aged 7 and 9. After a short walk (less than 20 min), we reached the fall. We probably liked the abundance of flowers and trees even more than the fall itself. Limited picnic facilities. Nice to see if you have some time in Hilo.

Visited June 2013
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phoenix
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“Beautiful Falls in Nice Park”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

It's only a short 20-min. walk around this state park to see the beautiful Akaka Falls. Anyone can do this walk; very easy and not strenuous in the least. Beautiful flowers and foliage along the way.
Extremely minimal fee to enter the park ($5 per car if park in the lot, or only $1 per person if you park on street outside of the park). Great picture taking opportunity!

Visited July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“amazing!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Short walk, tall falls.Small Parking fee well worth it. Great for photos. Safe for family of all ages. Even saw a nana on their. =)

Visited July 2013
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Anaheim, California
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“Must see!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stopped on our way to the volcano and it is definitely worth the stop. It's one of the easiest walks to see a really nice long waterfall. Kind of what you want to see in Hawaii. Don't be a cheapskate and pay the $5.00 fee which goes to the upkeep of the park. Some of the best photos can be taken on the short walk to see the falls. Don't forget to visit Ed's bakery in the little town after leaving the falls. Quite a variety of baked goods and every jam know to man.

Visited June 2013
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