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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews the loop paved path short walk easy walk nice walk beautiful waterfall entrance fee lush vegetation take your time worth the trip the big island plant life viewing area quick stop hilo area hike kahuna
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Reviewed yesterday

A very substantial waterfall that is worth stopping to see. There is also a lovely walk down into a Tropical area with a nice walkway. Take the longer path. It is worth it to see the plants, birds. Etc.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TorontoDebbie
Reviewed yesterday

Came here after a helicopter tour had been cancelled, so quite by chance as we were looking for another activity to replace the tour. We were really happy we stopped here. Great waterfalls, 3 or four in the park, and Akaka falls were spectacular. Nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CDNTerry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful drive on the coast led us to this state park. Akaka Falls was simply stunning. The walk in though a rain forest was both easy and enjoyable. We enjoyed it a lot!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deanwark
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A 20 minute circular walk leads you to Akaka Falls. It’s a beautiful setting and the falls were an impressive sight.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PhilJR70
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The stairs/steps and inclines makes this a very difficult trip for anyone with mobility issues but if you can physically manage it, the falls are a wonderful sight to behold.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wanda W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the falls on a rainy, windy day but it didn’t dampen our experience of this natural wonder twice the height the Niagara Falls. While there are a good number of steps involved, of all the hikes and paths, this is one that I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TikkiTalk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are actually a couple falls that you can view and the hike through the tropical area with the flowers and trees. There are a lot of steps and steep inclines, but as long as you are in decent shape should be no issue.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rwinbu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place s a lovely walk though you need to be able to negotiate steps. Best to take the circular route. You’ll see the smaller falls first, off in the distance. The main Akaka Falls are a little further on. As you way be sure...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lestat_Smikle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far off the main roads to Hilo and very peaceful and beautiful. Stop in the little town near there for Mr. Ed’s bakery and jams/jellies.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bailey01Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two ways to see this falls. One, park in the parking lot, walk over to the viewing area, and there it is. Take your pictures, and then you can leave. You can even see Mauna Kea in the background. Since my wife has...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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27 August 2018|
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Response from Arminius1 | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way to get around is to rent a car. The airport in Hilo has all the major car rental agencies. Akaka falls isn't too far from Hilo, maybe 10 miles or so. It really shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes to an... More
16 July 2018|
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Response from Travelerwantshomesty | Reviewed this property |
No. In fact it is very dangerous and yearly they have people who die there.
18 January 2018|
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Response from GeneB947 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of Uber and taxi also maybe a tour group is likely to a couple of spots.