We were heading from Hapuna Beach to Hilo and decided to take Highway 19 North. About half hour away from Hilo, we stopped at Akaka Falls and had a short hike. The hiking trail is 0.8 mile in total. We spent about 10 minutes at the waterfall and in total we spent about 40 minutes. It was nice to see the waterfall and rain forest. We parked our car outside the parking lot so we paid park entrance fee of $1/person. Credit cards are accepted. But if you park at the parking lot, the entrance fee will be $5. This place won’t take very long but it is such a nice stop and you will be amazed by the Akaka Fall.