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Best trails in Akaka Falls State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Akaka Falls State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a small park hosting the incredible Akaka Falls. There is a $5 fee per car to enter. The waterfall itself is incredible, plunging 440 feet into the river below. There is a paved trail (with steps) to a viewing area. Get there early on the weekends!

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Map of trails in Akaka Falls State Park
Park information
65 acres
Park hours
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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#1 - Akaka Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Akaka Falls State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Loop hike takes you to two large waterfalls in a lush rain forest near Hilo. Self-guided walk through tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling 'Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath is a good family walk. Trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route offers stunning viewpoints of the two waterfalls. To view Akaka Falls only, take the path to the left (south) from the first junction. The waterfall view is just a short walk down the path.Show more