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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this attraction for those that don't want to do a big hike for a magnificent (and large) waterfall.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank silverxterra s
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

If you park outside the Park, the entrance is only $1 per person. A short trail leads you to view Kahuna Falls from a distance and 420' Akaka Falls from closer.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stephen J
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Akaka Falls State Park is well worth the drive north out of Hilo. Easy to get to, parking at the park is limited (and $5/car) and cars quickly line the road to the park on each side. Admission is $1/per person - all of this is handled by a parking lot machine, which should have an attendant as well. There are two major falls at the park - Akaka and Kahuna Falls. The paved walking path loops around the park, and the recommended direction of travel (counter-clockwise) brings you first to Kahuna Falls, which is unfortunately somewhat obscured by the surrounding foliage, but then back to Akaka Falls, which are even more dramatic by comparison. Pay attention to the plant life along the paths , there are some very pretty flowers and plants, and some pretty awesome bamboo stands and trees that you might otherwise just walk past. You are truly in a rain forest here.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

We visited these falls twice. The parking wasn't bad and the trails are paved. It is free to park outside the gate. Entrance to the falls is $1. It had been raining quite a bit days before our visit, so the falls had extra volume.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

This place was amazing. All the beautiful foliage everywhere. The hiking path was well maintained. The waterfalls were breathtaking. Definitely a must see!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
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