Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 875 Akaka Falls Rd, Honomu, HI 96728, United States, 96728, Hilo
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8089619540
  • Ticket Price: 1 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Waterfall, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
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About Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Akaka Falls State Park

  • 95% of people who visit Hilo include Akaka Falls State Park in their plan

  • 84.76% of people start their Akaka Falls State Park visit around 06 AM - 07 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Akaka Falls State Park

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akaka Falls State Park

People normally club together Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Pepeekeo Scenic Drive while planning their visit to Akaka Falls State Park.

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Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo Reviews

  • This place is the Costco of waterfalls! For the low price of $5/car or $1/person, you can see four different waterfalls! The park consists of a 0.4 mi paved loop with a few staircases, making it a nice place to get the hiking feel, without strenuous hiking. There are lookouts at each waterfall, as well as some restrooms at the parking lot. Overall, a great way to see some beautiful waterfalls!

  • Gorgeous. Worth the 5 bucks. You can't really see the second waterfall but we Google recommend the full loop walk. Gorgeous bamboo, orchids, ferns, the sounds alone are enough to just stop, close your eyes and be. Great stop. Took us about 30 minutes.

  • It was an easy hike to the falls. The garden was beautiful hike too.. A nice place for all members of the family. There were lots of flowers in bloom. Can't wait to go back

  • A must place to visit while you’re on the Big Island. The waterfall is absolutely beautiful breathtaking. Bring your cameras take your pictures you won’t regret it. It’s worth the drive.

  • Beautiful walk in to see the falls!! We took the longer trail to see the falls and it was absolutely amazing!! The smaller water fall is difficult to see but the Akaka falls was breathtaking!! The smaller falls on the way out were a bonus!! Lots of things to photograph!! Highly recommend stopping to see!!

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