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Akaka Falls State Park

End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
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“akaka falls” (526 reviews)
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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One side of the park was blocked off, so we couldn't see the other waterfall. They also charge an entrance fee. If you've been there before, it is not worth going again.

Thank LoveNewPlaces321
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The first visit several years ago was better. More than half the trail is blocked by cut down trees that look like they've been there a while. Might want to wait till they clean it up before visiting

Thank riverata
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a lovely waterfall that was easy to reach. The path was well maintained, but there was a fee.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A long drive to the falls and again partially closed charging for parking way out in nowhere and admission charge . Not sure what was up with this files nothing special .

Thank kelleboxer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Overall it was a nice day trip away from the hotel. We thought the fall was going to be a hike in but when you get there it's a concrete walking path to a viewing point.

Thank Kenny O
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing waterfall. It is quite high so the water falls quite a long way down. There is a short hike to get to it along a path with a little bridge over a very small waterfall. It is an easy going hike...More

Thank Arbysims
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and myself saw these amazing Akaka Falls ! Was very easy to park and walk the paved path (a little up and down but nothing too strenuous)...well worth it to see !

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice waterfall but nothing spectacular. $5 to park (and if you not from USA and therefore don't have eftpos you need exact change). Worth stopping if you in the area but wouldn't specifically make a trip of it.

Thank Rebr_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard so much about the falls. I guess the lack of rain is responsible for the low water pressure over the falls. They walk is beautiful and not so hard. There are a lot of people. Bring a bottle of water if its hot....More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls were pretty, and the price is great, but very crowded and the longer loop trail is closed. There are prettier falls to be seen near by. Kamae'e Falls at Botanical World Adventures was my favorite, and we were the only people there. Akaka...More

Thank Mdtonc
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Nicole M
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Response from Pascal M | Reviewed this property |
You can go the way in normal clothes. Be careful when the floor is wet; then it can be slippery.
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Response from Jeffery V | Reviewed this property |
This water fall is very close to Hilo, so Ono two hrs drive. This water fall flows 95% of the time, I have been their a few time, we live in Fern Forest near Volcano. I have never seen this water fall not flowing.. Also this... More