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All reviews the loop paved path short walk easy walk nice walk beautiful waterfall entrance fee lush vegetation take your time worth the trip the big island plant life viewing area quick stop hilo area stairs hike
Parking is $5 but worth it. The circular trail to the falls lookout is paved and you have a choice of going left for the shorter segment. Depending on the time of the year there are lots of flowers. This is a must see place....More
The half mile paved walk to Akaka Falls wanders through the rainforest. You'll be surrounded by lush and varied vegetation and the sounds of the coqui frogs. The spectacular waterfall drops 442 feet. Take time to read the info about the interesting native goby fish...More
The walk to Akaka Falls is not very long and is easy. The waterfall is beautiful and wonderful to photograph. BUT READ ON! There are arrows that suggest going to see a second waterfall. They don't tell you how far it is or that there...More
This is a must if you’re on the Big Island! Especially if you are with kids or those who aren’t up for hiking. The “trail” is paved and easy, but you still feel like you’re walking through an unexplored jungle. The banyan trees are awesome,...More
Maybe because I'm comparing to Hanakapiai Falls and Wailua Falls on Kauai and even Twins Falls on Maui, but this was disappointing. There is a small fee per person to access the viewing area. The path is easy and partially paved, it is very lush,...More
We were there and it was raining.. not many steps. They are at the beginning of the walk. We took the short route and did not walk around the entire path. So you walk down the stairs to a solid path. Can’t remember if it was... More
We were there and it was raining.. not many steps. They are at the beginning of the walk. We took the short route and did not walk around the entire path. So you walk down the stairs to a solid path. Can’t remember if it was asphalt or cement but the path is wider then the stairs and hard surface. They stairs are easy to go down even when wet. The path does go up and down but if you take your time your good. There are plenty of areas to stop and admire the tropical landscape. Definitely a must to see. Restrooms in the parking lot. Coming back on the path is easy. When you come to the steps they are easy to climb as far as condition and rise of the steps. Take them in sections and rest if you have trouble with steps.
Response from Rajkathane | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember how far Akaka state park is from Hilo. The state park can be seen in one hour or you can spend a whole half day, because it is a very beautiful place. But add travel time. Check Sat-nav readings for that