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Akaka Falls State Park

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Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Short hike to a beautiful waterfall. Path is a loop so can't go wrong way. 5 dollar entry fee per car parked inside gate/ 1 dollar per person if parked outside gate.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short hike to a beautiful waterfall. Path is a loop so can't go wrong way. 5 dollar entry fee per car parked inside gate/ 1 dollar per person if parked outside gate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Welcome to Akaka Falls! We drove from Hilo (30 minutes). When you first see the sign that says: "Akaka Falls -->", you will drive along the road. When you are going into the park, there will be a "FREE SAMPLES" sign. This is a fruit stand. It is totally worth it to go to the fruit stand! They have fresh... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful waterfall with a short hike just a bit out of Hilo. If you are in the area worth a visit as it is pretty amazing but I wouldn't spend a day driving just for it. Bring cash you have to pay $1 or $2 for admission a little more in you park inside the gates... No reason to when... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As many had informed me they stated this was a tremendous anount of beauty and I cannot disagree at all, stunning little stroll in the forest to find a amazing waterfall, it's a must and I left the falls with a huge smile. Although it is a waterfall that's a tad far it makes it magestic.

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The falls themselves are very pretty. But the overall hike is what makes this so nice. You really get to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Throughout history, mankind has dreamed of a worldly paradise of unearthly beauty. Names differ: the Fortunate Isles, the Garden of Eden, Shangri-La. On a sunny day, Akaka Falls State Park is about as close as I expect to ever get to an earthly paradise. Most reviewers are enthusiastic about this attraction, and I agree, but I think it applies to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful walk with gorgeous views and amazing plant life. So glad we took the time to visit. note: Several sets of stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my parents and my 4 yo boy. The paved path was in excellent condition to see both the Kahuna falls and the Akaka falls. It was $1USD for the adults, and was worth every cent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove 1.5 hours to arrive at this amazing destination. The park is well set up with a circular route to follow. This route takes you through the most amazing scenery. It is a valley through which you descend by a path that breaks out into steps. You are surrounded by walls of green leaves,trees and some flowers. You see... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After going on a nearby Zipline we decided to visit the Akaka Falls. It's a self guided walkabout with paved walk ways and some steps. It seems to have been neglected in the sense that the underbrush is starting to become overgrown, which reduces the view from the walkway. It's not bad if you are in the area but I... More 

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