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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews the loop paved path short walk easy walk nice walk beautiful waterfall entrance fee lush vegetation take your time the big island worth the trip plant life viewing area quick stop hilo area hike kahuna
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our family here for a Sunday stroll. The trail is an easy walk up and down paved path and in the middle is the overlook for the falls. The trees, flowers and vines embrace the whole area like a sacred grotto. Just lovely.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a gorgeous waterfall +400 ft. surrounded by incredibly lush foliage. The .5 mile loop is easy for most all people to walk. This is a shorts, T-shirts, and sneakers visit.

Thank HokieMan80
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing exploration. Took this on the way to Hilo and it is gorgeous. Also flew over it on a Helicopter ride with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters out of Waikaloa on the Big Island. Amazing.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in Hilo or Kona I the way tomBilo take time to see the Akaka Falls. A bit of a walk to get there but we’ll worth it. You walk through a rain forest to get there. The falls are amazing.

Thank TomD372
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is just a short walk to the falls and there are beautiful plants and flowers all the way to it. If you go the other direction at the beginning of the trail, you go to another falls that you can't see as easily as...More

Thank loriw812
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family of 4 pulled up to the parking lot and noticed that you have to pay for entry and parking. I was kind of bummed but when walking up to the sign it said "Kama'aina rate: FREE" I asked the attending at the entrance...More

Thank kauailocal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What’s not to like??!! Spectacular waterfalls - check, almost every tropical plant, tree - check, Jurassic park feeling - check!! It’s a beauty not to be missed. Not too far from Hilo, limited parking, just $1 entry if parking outside the Parkin lot.

Thank 48swathig
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Akaka Falls is located in Akaka State Park and is a “must see” on everyone’s itinerary. The falls are easily accessible by walking along a paved trail through a tropical rainforest. Many smaller waterfalls can be viewed as you walk along the path. Once you...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to is falls is as intriguing as the falls itself. Dense vegetation along the well marked trail. Beautiful flowers, bamboo, other small falls, streams, banyan trees. Since the viewing platform is nearly at the top edge of the falls and still some distance...More

Thank rgab2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few stairs, so it might be challenging for one with a cane. Signs said the parking was $5, but was not charged, but there is a fee now to enter. As a senior I believe it was $3 to enter. This fee...More

Thank garyd210
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26 August 2018|
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Response from Arminius1 | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way to get around is to rent a car. The airport in Hilo has all the major car rental agencies. Akaka falls isn't too far from Hilo, maybe 10 miles or so. It really shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes to an... More
Vanessa D
16 July 2018|
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Response from Mellie Z | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at this one!
17 January 2018|
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Response from Gene B | Reviewed this property |
Lots of Uber and taxi also maybe a tour group is likely to a couple of spots.