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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviewsthe looppaved pathshort walkeasy walknice walkbeautiful waterfallentrance feelush vegetationtake your timethe big islandworth the tripplant lifeviewing areaquick stophilo areahikekahuna
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking through the park just feels like being in the jungle. You have to pay 1$ to get in and 5$ for parking. It is worth it! The waterfall is just awesome.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the Falls at 5:45 (15 minutes before closing). We though we would have to see it in a hurry. However, the gentleman at the pay station informed us that he would be locking the gate in a few minute for us to...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First of all, this is a must-see of Big island, it’s impressive, you do not need to do long hikes (it’s just next to a parking spot) and it’s - considering Hawaiian pricing - cheap. You just pay 5 dollar and that’s it. Ok, you...More

Thank ChrisSuLu
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this park. Everytime on island love to go here. wonderful rainforest and waterfalls to see quite amazing. Has cemented pathways and stairs with railings to walk through park. Its a good workout and a beautiful place to take some amazing photos. A must see...More

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Parking is free in the street outside of the gate but you can also lay inside the gate (limited). The path is short and can get crowded but an easy “hike” only a few steps to climb. The waterfall is very visible but far away....More

Thank maryfratto
Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking $5. Restrooms. An easy walk to see two beautiful waterfalls and a few small ones.we came after hurricane Lane so they were really flowing. Lots of beauiful flowers.

Thank txbrowneyes04
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spectacular views and a nice little walk. There are a few things to do in the little town before or after. Worth the drive. Very easy to miss the right turn, drive straight, and end up out in a field, but it was a cool...More

Thank Stan B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located on the Hilo side of the island it’s a short easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall. We made a day of traveling from the Kona side of the island and made this one of several stops along the way. There are a couple of...More

Thank gohappy2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Akaka Falls is a must do in Hilo! There is a small fee for parking and entry but it is well worth it!!

Thank Hazel P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great spot, lots of beauty and a fairly easy walk out and back to the falls. Parking is close and easy too!

Thank DCB97
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26 August 2018|
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Response from Arminius1 | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way to get around is to rent a car. The airport in Hilo has all the major car rental agencies. Akaka falls isn't too far from Hilo, maybe 10 miles or so. It really shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes to an... More
Vanessa D
16 July 2018|
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Response from Mellie Z | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at this one!
17 January 2018|
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Response from Gene B | Reviewed this property |
Lots of Uber and taxi also maybe a tour group is likely to a couple of spots.