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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

we accidentally found this place. There were the signs but i was tempted to ignore them and drive on but something pulled me towards this, and boy, am I glad that we went to see these ! What a beautiful hidden gem of a park....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rajkathane
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see for anyone visiting the big island of Hawaii! The hike is a circular paved path through the jungle like terrain but there is a railing the entire path. There are two options to choose from one with about 400 steps...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Judy P
Reviewed yesterday

This was a very beautiful circular trail that took you through lush vegetation and led to the primary attraction, the waterfall. Unfortunately, the mosquito population was out in full force also enjoying the day (and my blood). The savvy traveller wears bug spray! Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank writeonOntario
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter wanted to hike a waterfall while visiting Hawaii. The review said this was a moderately difficult loop. It was paved, the whole way. You literally pay $1/person to walk in a circle. Unless you are severely out of shape, this is not difficult....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wxgirl858
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a rainy day so it was a little disappointing. But they were pretty. It is a very busy viewing area. Be prepared to wait For parking

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cheri L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Akaka Falls is lovely, picturesque, a glorious walk, eye candy, and "all that" one could expect. Be sure to walk at least the short walk so that you can partake of the wonder of sites and smells.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michele J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Akaka Falls is a must visit site, the grounds are well kept by the Park Rangers, and the Water Fall is awsome, give yourself time to walk the grounds and explore the park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fernando O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect little trek through some Hawaiian nature ending with a beautiful waterfall. There were many spots to stop for pics and resting. Worth the visit :)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank beckerhaus
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a nice little hike around this stunning landscape. The paths and steps are well maintained and not a problem if you don't use walking aids.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Patty R
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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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.