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Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo

Categories: Waterfalls, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 3,200+ 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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  • Even though it was raining hard, we decided to get out of the car and walk the path to the falls. You have to pay for parking, which is worth the money. The trail is paved and well kept. You get to se...  read more »
  • Very beautiful area with nice walking trails and vegetation to look at as well as the waterfall itself. Definitely a must see! 
  • Akaka Falls is a must see when visiting the big island of Hawaii!! Tranquil walks through the rainforest leading up to the breathtaking views of the falls. It does get relatively busy, so try & beat t...  read more »
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