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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 hike kahuna
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Reviewed yesterday

We had two young kids with us and they did great on this short, yet beautiful hike. It's all paved, some stairs and railings. But it's a good taste of the jungle-like landscape out in Hilo, with large tropical plants looming above you. The kids...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NWTravelerz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful Falls and gorgeous lush greenery and vegetation along the walk but it’s pretty simple. Worth seeing yes, but also we stayed over on the Waikoloa side and I’m not sure the long drive was worth it. We saw this and Rainbow falls the same...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marcy R
Reviewed yesterday

We saw more waterfalls than I could count in our time in Hawaii and this was one of my favorites. It has a nice little trail to and from the falls. Would absolutely recommend taking a little side trip to see it. It doesn't take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lmcmillen
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great little stop on the North End of the Big Island. There's no volcanic ash drifting over in this area because of the trade winds. Walk down the path and it looks like you're in Jurassic Park. It's a great little side...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maurile T
Reviewed 2 days ago

You don't have to be on an expensive tour to enjoy this yourself, as there is a parking lot and the entrance fee is minuscule compared to the cost of a tour. The waterfall itself is gorgeous, but there's also a hike that is breath...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ssjj123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy to drive to. Trails are easy to follow. Scenic but not as long as I expected You don't need more than an hour. You can pay admission with a card at a machine, but cash is easier. Public bathrooms available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 3 days ago

Akaka Falls State Park is north of Hilo and easy to access from the main road. It has well-maintained paths that pass the Big Kauna and Akaka Falls. Quick stop, short walk and amazing waterfalls. $5.00 entry fee.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara3673
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting here and walking the pathways you can imagine being in Jurassic Park. The paths are well maintained lots of good views. The falls and views are breathtaking and the shade afforded as you walk around a welcome break. Plenty of plants to see and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AdeWotton
Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s beautiful and worth the walk. So much beautiful flora and amazing rain forest. Both Big Kahuna and Akaka falls is amazing. We visit Akaka falls every time we visit Kona. Highly recommend this site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little state park not too far from major road only cost you $5 for parking. Beautiful scenery of falls and short tropical environment trail. Good photo spot. There is fruit stand on the side of road selling fresh cut coconut w/ juice for $8.

Date of experience: December 2018
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27 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!
18 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.