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Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo
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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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  • During our stay in thread, the first day since it was raining toured among other places these waterfalls. Easily accessible by car with good roads, we arrive at the park where you can see two waterfalls following a well marked path; one of these is the cascade Akaka. that is quite high but not so mighty. The trail runs between trees and giant ferns which makes this a nice way
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  • We drove around the island from Kona to Hilo and stopped to visit Akaka Falls along the way. This was absolutely worth the stop/detour. We did the complete loop of the trail to see the falls, which wa...  more »
  • While on a cruise ship excursion, we visited Akaka State park. I had seen the pictures, and it was a nice walk through a lush forest to get to not only this beautiful waterfall, but a smaller one as w...  more »