We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Akaka Falls State Park

End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Hawaii Island Adventure
More Info
and up
Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small...
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“akaka falls” (562 reviews)
“the loop” (181 reviews)
“paved path” (120 reviews)
End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Write a ReviewReviews (4,517)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 4,075 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent part of Thanksgiving Day visiting this lovely park. It is not a very difficult walk although there are a lot of stairs. We were very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful large fall and the lush vegetation. It is worth the very small entry...More

Thank mickeyhc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Akaka Falls State Park is a small state park (plan to spend at most an hour here) with lush rainforest and two larger waterfalls (and uncountable smaller ones). Be aware that it is very warm and humid here (and rainy) - so, dress appropriately.

Thank Xabbu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed Alaska falls - you get to see two and the park surrounding them with beautiful flora and more of the Jurassic park scenery- stunning! You must be able to climb stairs though but it’s worth it! Tip; park outside the lot and...More

Thank maloukrowicki
Reviewed 4 days ago

The walk is short. I was expecting a HIKE to get to the falls. The loop is concrete all the way, and short. We took our time and did the entire place in under 2 hours. For reasonably able-bodied folks just wanting a picture of...More

Thank ggbonner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These falls the best that Hilo has to offer is way better than Rainbow falls. Just breathtaking to take in. Easy walk.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 4 days ago

The parking lot can fill up, but people leave fairly regularly since the waterfall is a quick stop to see.

Thank GottagetoutofWisc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went after there had been a lot of rain. Epic. A bit of a walk and lots of steps but well worth it.

Thank Sbrazy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Akaka fall state park is a easy to arrive place and worth to visit nature park. It just takes half hour walking and experience fresh air.

Thank 純巧施
Reviewed 5 days ago

We could walk on the longer trail, or on the short trail, and we did both. It was a wonderful botanical walk, with waterfalls and many trees, plants, birds, and the occasional gecko

Thank judith l
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are three main falls and a couple minor falls located along a loop trail (concrete walks and steps). All were running hard due to recent rains - pretty impressive. The main falls - Akaka - is twice as tall as Niagara Falls. The loop...More

Thank mikexyz22
Nearby Restaurants
Mr. Ed's Bakery
207 reviews
4.60 km away
What's Shakin'
555 reviews
6.99 km away
Papaaloa Country Store & Cafe
40 reviews
15.27 km away
Hilo Sharks Deli
28 reviews
4.64 km away
Nearby Attractions
Skyline Eco Adventures - Akaka Falls
1,028 reviews
4.57 km away
The Umauma Experience
1,743 reviews
5.86 km away
Hawaii Volcano Tours
11 reviews
6.87 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
cindy d
4 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Dodgerblu6 | Reviewed this property |
There is no Entry Fee. There is, however, a Parking Fee. I think it's about $4.00 for visitors. Free for Kama'aina.
Haimanti B
27 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from fly0nthewall | Reviewed this property |
The walkways and stairs could become very slippery if it were to rain a substantial amount. Being wet and cold also doesn't sound like a great way to enjoy the falls. I'd wait and see how the weather forecast unfolds and... More
20 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dave A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend it as the trails down are narrow at times and can be wet.