Akaka Falls State ParkCurrently 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
Akaka Falls State Park - Review
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
07 AM - 08 AM
75.73% of people start their Akaka Falls State Park visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Akaka Falls State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akaka Falls State Park
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Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo Reviews
Beautiful waterfall near Hilo! Its a state park with well kept restroom facilities. The park ranger is nearby to help you with the machine payment. Its $1 per person walking in or $5 for parking and covers admission of everyone in the car. Beautiful hike as well through the forest and partially shaded. I recommend going in the direction of Kahuna falls first because it will be an easier hike. Lots of beautiful vegetation along the trails especially the tropical flowers!
Absolutely gorgeous waterfalls, plural. Breathtaking views on the right hand side of the circle walk. You can see out over miles of jungle and multiple waterfalls. The entire loop is about a half mile, but there is significant change in elevation at several parts by way of stair cases. There aren't any rap options, so make sure you can handle several flights of stairs. Dont miss out on all the plant life while you are gazing at the falls. It's quite a treat. There is a pay machine for your parking there. And there is an attendant who just sits there full time to make sure every car is paid for. At $5 a car, it's well worth it. Parking only good for 2 hours, but you most likely won't need more than a half hour.
Free parking just outside the gate. $5 pure car inside the gate. $1 per person admission. Cement path in good shape leads to beautiful views of falls and vegetation. Expect lots of company but still being able to see everything
Akaka Falls is a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature. There are several places that are worth a picture. The only con is that you get a rude surprise when you walk through the entrance to the trail and a guy asks you to pay for parking $5 and $1 per person. Everyone walked by him and he had to yell and call them back. There are huge signs directing you to the park for miles and a tiny one at the entrance that no one notices. You can park along the road outside the park and save the $5!
One of the most beautiful falls I've ever seen. For sure the best one in Hawaii! There is a short and nice walk from the parking lot to the fall. The area around the fall is set up with chairs and tables, perfect setting for a picnic. I loved the country side roads, farms and the views from up top. This waterfall topped all of the others that I've seen in Hawaii.
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