Fodor's Expert Review Akaka Falls State Park

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Akaka Falls State Park, Honomu, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

A paved, 10-minute loop trail (approximately ½ 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. A series of steps along parts of the trail may prove challenging for some visitors.

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Off Hwy. 19
Hawaii  96728, USA

808-974–6200

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Rate Includes: $5 per vehicle (nonresidents); $1 for nonresident walk-ins

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