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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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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 the big island worth the trip plant life viewing area quick stop hilo area hike kahuna
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My wife and I visited here Sunday. It cost $5 to park. It is a bout a 1/2 mile walk around the trail. A beautiful fall

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Save $5 and park on road instead of very small lot. $1 to walk in. Short easy walk to see some really beautiful scenery! Look for the rainbow!

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit. The flora is stunning. The paved trail is very nice and the waterfall is awesome. We were based on the Kona side in Captain Cook, but the drive to the Hilo side to see Akaka Falls is well worth it....More

Thank kayres12018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The falls are pretty special. The admin is minimal - $5 to park but getting there to see the full falls is strenuous for us olde folk. I’d guess over 500 stairs! You can see the top part of the falls from the parking lot...More

Thank elfinforesttony
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a nicely done walking trail here. Be prepared for steps. You don't get anywhere near the falls and there is definitely no swimming. Plus, it was crowded. There's a bathroom - that's good. Park outside the gates to avoid the parking fee.

Thank Bonnie A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spend an hour to two here. Walk the trail loop in the counter-clockwise direction. Take your time. Park outside the parking lot on the incoming street and pay $1 per entrant.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our family here for a Sunday stroll. The trail is an easy walk up and down paved path and in the middle is the overlook for the falls. The trees, flowers and vines embrace the whole area like a sacred grotto. Just lovely.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous waterfall +400 ft. surrounded by incredibly lush foliage. The .5 mile loop is easy for most all people to walk. This is a shorts, T-shirts, and sneakers visit.

Thank HokieMan80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing exploration. Took this on the way to Hilo and it is gorgeous. Also flew over it on a Helicopter ride with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters out of Waikaloa on the Big Island. Amazing.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Hilo or Kona I the way tomBilo take time to see the Akaka Falls. A bit of a walk to get there but we’ll worth it. You walk through a rain forest to get there. The falls are amazing.

Thank TomD372
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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.