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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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+1 808-974-6200
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Very Pretty Drive

really enjoyed driving, walking and taking pics of this pretty park. Worth the time to get here. Nice views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

really enjoyed driving, walking and taking pics of this pretty park. Worth the time to get here. Nice views.

Thank NorthWestWind
Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Akaka Falls were closed because a tree was being cut down. I have been there before and is is well worth it! Check before you drive from Kona to Hilo to see it.

Thank ebonyinkspot
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Easy paved hike to falls viewing platform. You view from a distance. Circular hiking path crosses a small bridge with stream and small cascading falls. Parking was easy. Well worth journey. 40 minutes excursion roughly once parked

Thank kingmodiddy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to be wowed by mother nature then this is a must see on your drive around the island after lunch in Hilo.

Thank Stephen S
Beatrice, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully kept park with a smooth trail, sidewalk and steps to see one of the most beautiful waterfalls on any Hawaiian island. The botanical garden type trail down to see the falls is also worthy of photos. Take your time and take it all in!

Thank Robin D
Riverbank, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the loop tosee both falls in the pouring rain. It was still beautiful. Water was a little muddy because it had been raining, but the falls were still beautiful

Thank TeacherMick
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You really must go if you haven't been. It's a bit strenuous up and down steps, but a smooth walkway and beautiful flora besides the 2 waterfalls to see. It only takes about 20 minutes to hike it.

Thank meg833
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Akaka Falls loop and it was beautiful. I recommend taking the direct route to Akaka Falls and skip the other which is pretty non-descript.

Thank Fishbooks
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here and did the full circle loop to see both falls. It was quite busy with lots of people the day we visited. Was quite humid with the vegetation, and alot of walking uphill. We got some beautiful pictures along the circle loop and the falls (even though they seem far away) are spectacular. This was not an... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The way to Akaka falls was wonderful. We stopped at a place to have fresh coconut , pineapple and Sugarcane. Path is well maintaned by the park. We enjoyed the ride on the coast stopping at waippo valley and the nearest town homalu.

Thank karthikakarthi

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