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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 worth the trip the big island plant life viewing area quick stop hilo area hike kahuna
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very short hike, paved so easy for all/most ages. Worth going to if you are in the area, and check out Honomu Goat Farm in the area

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This will take your breath away, as you stroll along fern lined paths filled with aromatic native plants.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank xoxoba
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful spot for a short stop to admire the lush vegetation and Hawaii's tallest waterfall. How it work/things to know: -costs $1/person plus $3 to park (if you are inside the gate or in the small parking lot)-there's an attendant to help you with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit to experience hiking in a lush tropical jungle. The trail is paved and there’s numerous steps you must climb along the trail. Wear comfortable shoes and carry water. There’s several beautiful water falls along the trail with the 400 foot Akaka...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Homunculus-John
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was worth the drive from Kailua-Kona. Once arrived to an actual parking lot there was a map and overall information. The pathway to the falls was beautiful and I enjoyed as much as viewing the falls themselves. The park was well maintained and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RuruShannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beautiful long flowing falls. Somewhat of a walk but paved. Breathtaking at the top and beautiful foilage on the way up. You may even see a mongoose or two. Would visit again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M1702ROjudyh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great place to visit it’s absolutely amazing. Stare at the waterfall for 10 seconds then shift your eyes to the right and watch the mountains move

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Imovedon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The path is completely paved to this waterfall. You can either walk directly to the viewing area of the Falls or take a very short circular route. There are many interesting plants along the circular route and it only takes 7 minutes to walk. Great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tucker1221
Reviewed 1 week ago

Akaka Falls is impressive by itself but the whole experience is so pleasant. The drive there is beautifully scenic. The small town below the falls is so cute, lazy, laid back Hawaii feel. Great place to get some ice cream or coffee and meander around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Ledesa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great falls beautiful walk to get there, awesome scenery the scenic drive to get there is awesome as well

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
16 July 2018|
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Response from Travelerwantshomesty | Reviewed this property |
No. In fact it is very dangerous and yearly they have people who die there.
18 January 2018|
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Response from GeneB947 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of Uber and taxi also maybe a tour group is likely to a couple of spots.