We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Akaka Falls State Park: Tours & Tickets

All photos (3,568)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Certificate of Excellence
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
Improve This Listing
Akaka Falls State Park Tours and Tickets
from US$ 186.46
More Info
from US$ 197.00
More Info
from US$ 187.94
More Info
from US$ 99.99
More Info
from US$ 9.99
More Info
from US$ 176.50
More Info
from US$ 186.94
More Info
from US$ 225.00
More Info
from US$ 169.00
More Info
from US$ 199.99
More Info
from US$ 145.00
More Info
from US$ 513.86
More Info
from US$ 196.87
More Info
from US$ 270.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (5,825)
Filter reviews
5,220 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
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
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,220 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very high falls, beautiful sight, we did the circle route which took about 30 min, the road is paved and easy. It was a rainy day so pics are foggy but it was still worth it. You have to pay the entrance fee 1$/p or...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank K3975EStinab
Reviewed yesterday

This is yet another beautiful place in Hawaii. The vegetation is lush and lovely. I think it took us about 20 minutes to walk to where we could see the falls which are over 400 feet tall. There are a lot of steps. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely walk on a concrete path through a tropical rain forest to the falls. The flowers and the vegetation along the way are spectacular ! It is a definite site to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kim D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for the falls, but fell in love with the lush botanic garden along the walk to the falls. Particularly striking as we were staying at Waikola Beach, the desert/lava side of the island.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jeffreyb943
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit here. Nothing to keep you more than 30 minutes. Toilet facilities available. Most tours stop here.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cardman813
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little walk. Paved path with some beautiful flowers and lizards on the way. Stop by for a leisurely visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank since1985together
Reviewed 1 week ago

You had to pay for parking and access and you get nowhere near the falls. The view you do get though was nice and good trail for exercise.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Fearless792008
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patty Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dottie77
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 nearby hotels
The Palms Cliff House Inn
270 reviews
5.33 km away
Dolphin Bay
728 reviews
15.39 km away
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
1,320 reviews
16.69 km away
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
2,209 reviews
16.72 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,082 nearby restaurants
Mr. Ed's Bakery
267 reviews
4.60 km away
What's Shakin'
645 reviews
6.99 km away
Hilo Sharks Coffee
51 reviews
4.65 km away
Low Store
128 reviews
6.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,242 nearby attractions
Skyline Eco Adventures - Akaka Falls
1,319 reviews
4.84 km away
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience
2,731 reviews
5.87 km away
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
2,048 reviews
7.59 km away
Honomu Goat Dairy
43 reviews
4.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
7 September 2019|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from JJRomano | Reviewed this property |
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
22 June 2019|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
21 June 2019|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from pamelabD9213LP | Reviewed this property |
I walked the paved pathway wearing flip flops with no difficulty at all. So the shoes you describe should be fine.