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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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  • The hike is a lot of steps up but well worth it. Absolutely spectacular view and the falls were unbelievable. 
  • Try and go on a sunny day in order to see a rainbow. If it's not sunny it's still good to see. Some folks hiked over to the edge of the falls. Don't do that!! 
  • It was a bit of a drive to get to Akaka Falls but it was totally worth it. The falls are stunning. It is about a 20 minute walk to/from the falls. The path/stairs to and from the waterfall is paved. I...  more »