Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo
Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 875 Akaka Falls Rd, Honomu, HI 96728, United States
Ticket Price: 1 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo Reviews
The falls are nice but not as elegant as seen in pictures. Further the longer loop (Right turn) is not worth of, the other fall is sort of hidden and was a bummer. Akaka falls is high but with less water volume. Further you don’t get to very near to it. Nice photo capture places though. We have seen better falls in Seattle and Portland. Parking inside the yellow gate costs 5 usd per head (person sitting near gate collects it in cash!) and it’s 1 usd is parked outside the gate.
Beautiful lush green forest. Paved short hike/walk for 30 mts. Wonderful views. Even though it slight drizzle when we did which is kind of expected in a rain forest
Easily walkable, clean, clear pathways and breathtaking views. Definitely worth the $1 admission fee. If you're in the area, I recommend stopping for half an hour to take in the nature park.
Beautiful place to visit! The .4 mile paved trail feels longer due to the number of stairs you go up and down. Totally worth it. Be aware that visibility can change quickly during stormy weather. Folks we met on the trail said they couldn't see Akaka Falls at all, but by the time we got there, it was clear.
Feel bad giving it just 3 starts, but it was just ok. If it's on the way, sure make a stop, but I wouldn't make any effort to drive there to see it. The walk to the falls is ok. Jungle. The falls itself is pretty far from platform. On Hawaiian islands were in places you can get right next to beautiful waterfalls, to pay and see one from distance of hundreds feet? Also in the afternoon the sun is behind the falls, so can't even make a picture.