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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
Phone Number: +1 808-974-6200
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One of the Big Island's coolest destinations. Paved walkway will treat you to vast floral and fauna only to see a wonderful waterfall. Only. It's worth the trip, just a mile off... read more

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Ocean View, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

One of the Big Island's coolest destinations. Paved walkway will treat you to vast floral and fauna only to see a wonderful waterfall. Only. It's worth the trip, just a mile off the Hwy.

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Thank Bruce P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice and easy walk around the park and a breathtaking view of the waterfall down the bottom. We went on a rainy day which made the views even better as there was far more water surging down the waterfall

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an accessible location, really anyone can enjoy this spot. The parking lot is mere feet from the overlook, and there is a paved trail, complete with handrail that runs through this park. The loop is short, but packed with sights...there are so many beautiful plants here, it's a bit overwhelming actually. The Akaka Falls are impressive in their own... More 

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Thank Kinneylynn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an impressive waterfall! I'm so glad we stopped and did the 30 minute loop trail through the lush tropical forest. Beautiful. The trail is paved with sturdy handrails - very safe.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short drive off the main highway takes you to a truly stunning place Akaka Falls State Park. The directions were very clear and the road was pretty accessible. There was a person in the lot collecting a 5 dollar fee for the upkeep of the park. The falls are visible from the lot but a short walk requiring stair... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can't walk down to see the entire fall you are still able to view a stunning site at the lookout.

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Thank dmari44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful State Park!! Worth the 2.5 hour drive from Kona. There is a 0.6 mile hike to the falls but the scenery is breathtaking. This is definitely a must see on your Hawaiian vacation!!

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Thank Nicole J
Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular view of the waterfall after hiking in the middle of a rainforest. Lots of good photo opportunities.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the side road but just an average Hawaiian waterfall with a legend you can read about in any guidebook. Too many people in a small area being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Luckily there is a small store that sells repellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited for a brief shower to get out of the car and start our visit. There was not a huge crowd, but steady. The natural beauty of the area with two magnificent waterfalls was wonderful and not be to missed!

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