Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo

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Must see · Waterfall · State Park
Experience lush vegetation and towering waterfalls at Akaka Falls State Park. Set out on the paved footpath just off the parking lot for a loop through the park. On this easy, 0.6 km (0.4 mi) walk, you can see tropical plants and stop at viewpoints for two waterfalls, Kahūnā and Akaka. At Akaka Falls, watch water plummet 129 m (422 ft) into a stream-eroded gorge. Consider bringing some bug spray to ward off mosquitos. Plan to visit Akaka Falls State Park during your Hilo vacation using our convenient Hilo travel planner.
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  • The parking lot was closed during our visit in December 2020 but street parking was not too difficult to find. Definitely got busy on the short loop to the viewing area. The first water fall was...  more »
  • Be prepared for a lot of steps up and down. Can be strenuous for those not physically fit. Worth the view!  more »

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