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Akaka Falls State Park

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Akaka Falls State Park Review

An easy, meandering 10-minute loop trail (approximately 4/10-mile) takes you to the best spots to see the spectacular cascades of Akaka. The majestic upper Akaka Falls drops more than 442 feet, tumbling far below into a pool drained by Kolekole Stream amid a profusion of fragrant white, yellow, and red torch ginger and other tropical foliage. Another 400-foot falls is on the lower end of the trail.

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  • Address: off Hwy. 19, 4 miles inland, near Honomu HI 96728 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/974–6200
  • Cost: $5 per vehicle (non-residents); $1 for walk-ins
  • Hours: Daily 7–7
  • Location: Hamakua Coast
Updated: 01-06-2014

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    It's free, easy to get to, and the most beautiful waterfall on the Big Island. The walk through the rainforest alone to get there was worth it alone!
    TIP: a staff member at our hotel gave us this tip and we were really grateful: when you get to the entrance, you see a sign that points to one direction for Akaka Falls and another direction for the smaller waterfall Kahuna Falls.
    Even though you're there for Akaka Falls, take the route that goes by Kahuna Falls first--because it eventually ends at Akaka Falls anyway, but you'll have a much more beautiful walk and it's an easier walk than going in the reverse direction.

    by Golnarsarge, 5/8/07

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