Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo

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Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 875 Akaka Falls Rd, Honomu, HI 96728, United States

Phone: +1-8089619540

Ticket Price: 1 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Around 11 miles north of Hilo, lies this beautiful state park, with not one but two pristine waterfalls on the way of a short hike. The scenic hike is just 0.4 miles uphill, which ends in the stunning sight of lush green rainforest full off wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns. Along the paved path, the first waterfall to come your way is the Kahuna falls, that drops from a height of 100 feet. As you proceed on your way, the Akaka Falls will totally stun you. Falling from a height of 442 feet, this fall is perhaps one of the most gorgeous fall in all of Hawai'i Island.

Akaka Falls State Park Information

  • Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Pack out at least what you pack in.
  • No open fires.

Akaka Falls State Park Ticket Prices

  • 5 USD per car.
  • For more prices, kindly refer to official website.

Akaka Falls State Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open to walk-ins between sunrise and sunset.
  • Vehicle gate/parking area open 08:30 AM – 06:00 PM.

How To reach Akaka Falls State Park by Public Transport

  • Rent a car.
  • Hire a taxi.

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  • It's a quick stop and very worth it. When we got there, we parked on the side of the road before the park entrance, so we didn't pay for parking but parking is $5. If you are a pedestrian ,access to the park is $1. When we got there the path to the second waterfall, Kahuna Falls was closed, so we only got to see the 400m Akaka falls. It's a two minute walk from the entrance to the falls. Very nice.

  • A paved walk through jungle like surroundings to a beautiful waterfall. Part of the path is closed due to damage, but still worth the $6 parking. Or you can park a little before the car park, and not support the state park 🤦‍♂️ Some locals have set up roadside stalls, offering fresh produce. Lots of cats, hiding behind the toilet area, too

  • This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to in my life. It's probably tied with some beautiful places I saw in Alaska (just totally different). The sights and sounds are breathtaking. The hike is really short and easy. It's not one of those treks that are miles long to get to the view at the end. The whole park is amazing and you are immersed in it from the first step.

  • $5 per car or $1 per person. Debit-credit cards are accepted. Locals have free access. The walk to the waterfall is short. It’s a great place for pictures. I was hoping to swim in it but as 10/12/17 there is no access to it.

  • So beautiful. Was there right when the park opened which I found to be a great choice since I got to be there practically by myself! Awesome waterfall and a beautiful walk to the lookout point.

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