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Big Island Sights

Akaka Falls State Park

  • Off Hwy. 19 Map It
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Akaka Falls State Park, Honomu, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

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Updated 03/04/2015

Fodor's 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. Restroom facilities are available but no drinking water.

Sight Information


Off Hwy. 19, 4 miles inland, near Honomu, Hawaii, 96728, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle (nonresidents); $1 for nonresident walk-ins
  • Daily 7–6

Updated 03/04/2015


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