"Akaka Falls State Park Big Island, HI" Waterfalls Tip by syrin

Waterfalls, Hawaii (Big Island): 28 reviews and 70 photos

  Akaka Falls Big Island, HI
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This was another one of our last minute of the day trips when we were on the Hilo side. We ended up getting there just as the sunset so it was a little dark. We got lost on our way and missed the exit. One thing should bring is a portable navigation seriousley. You wasted so much time getting lost, then the other people in the car start griping when you lost like I did to my husband lol.

So anyways that park was really nice, the waterfall was one of the best I saw in Hawaii and goes down 420 feet. It had a nice breeze to it from the water. There were many mosquitos here though so I would bring repellent. Three was also a smaller waterfall for viewing. There are quite a few steps so you may huff and puff a little bit so beware but it is fairly easy.

If you are going to go do it when the sun is still out and do not wait till the end of the day like we did.

Cost is free. The park has restrooms & picnic areas.

Directions: This park is located north of Hilo about 11 miles on Highway 19 to Highway 220, then 5 miles on 220 to park.
Website: http://www.hawaiiweb.com/hawaii/html/sites/akaka_falls_state_park.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2008
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