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Akaka Falls State Park: Tours & Tickets

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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 stairs hike
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit! Easy drive from Hilo! Great little paved walk to see the falls. An impressive falls and easier walk than our 5 1/2 hour hike in Kauai to see slightly smaller falls, though we were closer to them!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VistorfromWI
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bring your camera for this. It's a paved easy walk around lush rainforest and 2 waterfalls. It's $2 per person and free to park outside of the lot.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shennysjoint
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very high falls, beautiful sight, we did the circle route which took about 30 min, the road is paved and easy. It was a rainy day so pics are foggy but it was still worth it. You have to pay the entrance fee 1$/p or...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank K3975EStinab
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is yet another beautiful place in Hawaii. The vegetation is lush and lovely. I think it took us about 20 minutes to walk to where we could see the falls which are over 400 feet tall. There are a lot of steps. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely walk on a concrete path through a tropical rain forest to the falls. The flowers and the vegetation along the way are spectacular ! It is a definite site to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kim D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came for the falls, but fell in love with the lush botanic garden along the walk to the falls. Particularly striking as we were staying at Waikola Beach, the desert/lava side of the island.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jeffreyb943
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit here. Nothing to keep you more than 30 minutes. Toilet facilities available. Most tours stop here.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cardman813
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is $5 but worth it. The circular trail to the falls lookout is paved and you have a choice of going left for the shorter segment. Depending on the time of the year there are lots of flowers. This is a must see place....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little walk. Paved path with some beautiful flowers and lizards on the way. Stop by for a leisurely visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank since1985together
Reviewed 1 week ago

You had to pay for parking and access and you get nowhere near the falls. The view you do get though was nice and good trail for exercise.

Date of experience: October 2019
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September 6, 2019|
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Response from JJRomano | Reviewed this property |
We were there and it was raining.. not many steps. They are at the beginning of the walk. We took the short route and did not walk around the entire path. So you walk down the stairs to a solid path. Can’t remember if it was... More
June 22, 2019|
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Response from Rajkathane | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember how far Akaka state park is from Hilo. The state park can be seen in one hour or you can spend a whole half day, because it is a very beautiful place. But add travel time. Check Sat-nav readings for that
June 20, 2019|
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Response from pamelabD9213LP | Reviewed this property |
I walked the paved pathway wearing flip flops with no difficulty at all. So the shoes you describe should be fine.