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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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  • There are actually two waterfalls to see in the park, but the Akaka falls are easier to see and very spectacular. The path is a circular route so you can go either way. To see only Akaka falls and hik...  more »
  • This waterfall is a spectacular sight to see! Plus, around the waterfall is basically a giant adult gymnasium! You climb on rocks and in trees at your own risk, but it's a lot of fun!! There is an ove...  more »
  • Its beautiful, totally worth the drive, cheap parking, bathrooms onsite, easy walking, its a must do!  more »