Akaka Falls State Park Trail

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Akaka Falls State Park Trail

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"Akaka Falls State Park offers an easy walk on paved trail through a luxuriant rainforest to fine overlooks of not one but two beautiful waterfalls.

It’s a must-see! Before you set out, note that neither waterfall is accessible from the park and that swimming is prohibited in the park. The trail can be quite slippery when it is wet, so watch your step."

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Hiking the Hawaiian Islands (Falcon Guides)
Suzanne Swedo
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"This is an easy stroll along a paved, winding path through a garden of showy tropical blossoms, bamboo groves, and along a pretty stream to an overlook of spectacular Akaka Falls, over 442 feet high. The walk begins at a gap in a low stone wall, where you begin to descend an asphalt stairway to a sign that recommends you walk the trail counterclockwise, beginning to the right. The first waterfall you see across the valley to the north is Kahuna Falls, an extra attraction on this hike. It’s almost as high as Akaka Falls, but is tucked back into a notch in the cliff, and parts of it are obscured by vegetation, so you don’t get as clear a view as you would like." Read more

Akaka Falls State Park Trail Reviews

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2/20/2010
Fully paved trail with nice scenery and some beautiful waterfalls. Akaka Falls is rather impressive. There are a lot of stairs if you take the counter-clockwise direction. So if you have trouble with stairs I would suggest heading left which is a straight shot to Akaka Falls.
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Trail Information

Hilo
Nearby City
0.5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
0.5 hour
Duration
Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Akaka Falls
Local Maps

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Dec 2018