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Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo
(4.5/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
Experience lush vegetation and towering waterfalls at Akaka Falls State Park. Set out on the paved footpath just off the parking lot for a loop through the park. On this easy, 0.6 km (0.4 mi) walk, you can see tropical plants and stop at viewpoints for two waterfalls, Kahūnā and Akaka. At Akaka Falls, watch water plummet 129 m (422 ft) into a stream-eroded gorge. Consider bringing some bug spray to ward off mosquitos. Make Akaka Falls State Park part of your personalized Hilo itinerary using our Hilo holiday planner.
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  • I didn't hike up to the falls, but was able to see them well from afar. Easy to get to and worth a stop. 
  • We've seen lots of different falls at various parks but this one is the best. The combination of being able to get close and still see the entire falls and have the falls be robust was fantastic. A mu...  more »
  • Drove to the remote location of Akaka Falls, with my family and 72 yr old Mother, We had a great time. We loved all the fruit jungles and coffee plants on the trail, which is concrete. Most anyone can...  more »