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“That's a nice waterfall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akaka Falls State Park

Akaka Falls State Park
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Palo Alto, California
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“That's a nice waterfall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

This place is easy to get to and quick to walk around (all paved, but with steps). The waterfall is beautiful, and the signboards tell the story of a fascinating local fish that allegedly climbs the waterfall to reach its upstream breeding grounds (no kidding). The park is easily seen in 30 minutes. Parking spaces are very limited, though, and you must pay to park at a machine, but there were human operators standing by to assist. The road to get here passes through a nice little village. Better for photos in the morning; expect overcast skies in the afternoon. Warm nonetheless.

Visited October 2013
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“Pretty Falls..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice drive to the falls. A short walk around to see the falls. Pretty flora and fauna around.
The Akaka falls are pretty dramatic.
I think it's a long drive just for the falls..do plan other things around it too.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

There is a $5 parking fee, but the falls are so beautiful, it is well worth it. Do follow the suggested route, first seeing the 100-foot Kahuna Fall (partial view) and then around to Akaka falls. If you can, try a slow shutter speed on your camera to blur the falls, they are beautiful that way. And enjoy the walk, all of the plants are beautiful.

Visited October 2013
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“Just beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Well worth the stop. Easy 1/2 mile loop to get to the falls. Parking is readily available and you can feel comfortable leaving luggage in the car because there is an attendant right there.

Visited October 2013
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“Easy to view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Akaka Falls is an easy place to view one of the many falls in Hawaii. Not all places are as easy to reach. The path is paved, which makes it a pleasant walk. There are numerous steps, some steep, as well as some rather steep pavement inclines which have to be traversed. However, after having visited other falls on other islands, Akaka Falls is still one of the easiest falls to access.

Visited October 2013
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