Akaka Falls State ParkCurrently Closed
- 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 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
81.29% of people who visit Hilo include Akaka Falls State Park in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
77.42% 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
Jungle amazing! Great spot to walk around enjoy nature. Great paved walking path. The longer loop though seems long really isn't. Took 15 min and loved the scenery. Definitely a must stop for jungle and waterfall!
Beautiful! The scenery is breathtaking! When it's busy, it's hard to find parking and you might have to park on the road. The walk includes stairs. It's not a difficult walk unless you have trouble with the heat and humidity. The waterfall fall makes it more humid than other places. It feels like a walk in a tropical rainforest! There's a short path to see the waterfall and then go back to your car, but I recommend doing the whole loop! I enjoyed looking at the plants and streams more than the actual waterfall.There are bathrooms near the parking lot. Lots of great photo opportunities!
Small state park with one epic waterfall. Nice walk. High BMI friendly. Not many stairs, just enough unfortunately to keep people in wheelchairs out. Half of the trail doesn't really need stairs either! You basically pay $5 here to walk for half an hour, take a picture, and leave. The drive down is pretty!
One of the water on Big Island where tourists visit, of course we have to visit. One thing of note is that route 19 on big island is mostly one lane each way, when road works are performed. They block off one direction at a time to let the other direction thru. This makes an 1 hour drive to two. The fall requires a small "U" shaped hike where the waterfall is at the bottom of "U". You'll be done in 15 minutes. Not a lot of crowd which is nice. If you love dense tropical vegetation, you'll love the surroundings.
Such a beautiful waterfall!! If you are not a fan of hikes, this is one to not miss! There are a bunch of stairs and slight elevation change, but the path is all paved. There are 2 falls to see, but one is definitely more impressive than the other. Making one big loop, you can see both falls. Bathrooms are located outside the entrance and parking is limited. Bring a hat because there is no shade.