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“Best drive up falls on the island” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akaka Falls State Park

Akaka Falls State Park
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Ranked #1 of 79 things to do in Hilo
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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“Best drive up falls on the island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

If you're visiting the Big Island and want to see a great waterfall, this is it. It can be seen by most people in relatively good health. There are some stairs and a small change in elevation along the trail. If you are not a hiker or backpacker, or limited in time, this is the quintessential falls for you. The fee is $5 but is waived for Hawaii residents.

Visited October 2013
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“Akaka Falls are lovely!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

The Akaka Falls are lovely! However, they purport to have a view of another falls, which we did walk to and could barely make them out. So if you want to go to view Akaka Falls, by all means, take that walk. You can comfortably skip the other ones as you cannot see them anyway.

Visited November 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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“Worth the detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We drove from Hilo to Waikoloa and saw the sign "Akaka Falls" and decided to take a detour. It's probably about 45 minutes both ways for this detour but it's quite worth it. The fall itself is not really big, but it's great to see a little gem tucked away in the residential valley. I would visit again.

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I went here to complete a photography class assignment. The shots I got were amazing! This park is beautiful. The walk is not bad at all, just the bathrooms are a little iffy. Well worth the drive!

Visited May 2013
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Hilo, Hawaii
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“A worthwhile detour off the Hamakua Highway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Akaka Falls State Park is nice scenic area. The walk through the park can be hilly so be sure to wear suitable footwear.

Visited July 2013
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