Experience lush vegetation and towering waterfalls at Akaka Falls State Park. Set out on the paved footpath just off the parking lot for a loop through the park. On this easy, 0.6 km (0.4 mi) walk, you can see tropical plants and stop at viewpoints for two waterfalls, Kahūnā and Akaka. At Akaka Falls, watch water plummet 129 m (422 ft) into a stream-eroded gorge. Consider bringing some bug spray to ward off mosquitos. Plan to visit Akaka Falls State Park during your Hilo vacation using our convenient Hilo travel planner.
Akaka Falls State Park reviews
Take your camera. It isn't a large park and well worth the $5 fee. The waterfall is beautiful, but pay attention to the flora and fauna, too. I walked out with some amazing photos of the plant... more »
Just WOW! I highly recommend heading here. We had kids aging from 13 to 1 with us. There are stairs but other than the stairs on the trail it’s a very easy walk.... our 1 year old did the whole... more »
Beautiful 422ft straight drop waterfall with tropical ferns, bamboo, and foliage on the 1/2 mile concrete paved trail loop. The path is on the narrow side, so following the loop helps with covid-19. However, some walk faster and some walk slower, so passing will need to happen. It doesn't have the volume of water that rainbow falls has, but it is very beautiful and surrounded by more lush Hawaiian nature. Definitely worth a visit.
This was a beautiful park! The walk included banyan trees, huge bamboo growth, ferns, and many other plants and flowers I haven't yet identified. The falls themselves were gorgeous and impressive ... easily accessible through the lovely town of Honomu and fields of impressively large sugar cane with the omnipresent chickens and a few peahens along the way :)
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