:Pleasant self-guided walk through lush 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 requires some physical exertion.

11 days ago

5/27/2018-This was a nice place to visit and easy to walk through. It was overcast and rained on us towards the end but it was awesome. Parking in the lot is $5.00 and admission is waived for Hawai’i residents with driver’s license.

This is a quick and easy loop on a paved trail. Once you hit the junction you can either go left or right, doesn’t matter. Left is directly to the falls. The falls are monstrous!

1 month ago

Quick walk to a beautiful waterfall

Very easy and well marked

4 months ago

Easy paved trail to view of the falls.

Easy and beautiful. 5/5

4 months ago

Super easy paved walk way to both waterfalls

Beautiful falls! Only four stars because the entire trail is paved and we don't count those as "real" trails. :) Much of the trail is up and down on stairs but plenty of level paths in between to catch your breath. Not much parking. $1 per person entry fee if you park on the road and not their parking lot.

Cool views!

The park has been closed to all visitors due to trail erosion

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful falls. Its an easy 5 minute walk from parking lot. No swimming, you cant get closer than the photo show.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

nice easy trail with great view of waterfall

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beautiful area. Easy walk.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Reasonably short walk to a beautiful waterfall. For all ages.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Short paved path with nice views of the waterfall and flora. Sometimes pretty crowded with tourists, some stairs, but nothing challenging. Definitely worth seeing if you are on the Hilo side of the island.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Loved it. Easy Paved trail. Just a tad accent and decent.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

impressive falls

Monday, January 30, 2017

Beautiful place!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Amazingly beautiful~

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Easy walk to view two falls, all paved.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Super easy trek into the jungle

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Great hike.... nicely paved.... safe for children....

on Akaka Falls Trail

Monday, November 14, 2016


Saturday, November 05, 2016

Beautiful walk and falls (Akaka & Kahuna). There is a $5 State Park fee for the carpark, however the trail is so well maintained and beautiful that it is totally worth it. The scenery is absotutely beautiful and it is an easy walk.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

loved this hike. you do have to pay for parking but it's worth it.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Really nice falls ! 1$ to 5$ fees but it worth the price. Beautiful little trail with a lot of birds, wild flowers and trees. The falls are impressive ! You need 30 to 40 minutes, time to see everything and take some pictures !

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Cool views, nicely maintained paved paths.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

It was a nice easy hike!! Two beautiful waterfalls, only $2 to park. It was like a stroll through the park, all paved, some stairs railings throughout. Nice easy walk.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Easy walk on a half-mile paved loop trail through the rainforest. Easy hike as long as you're ok with some stairs and hills. The only reason you would really want to come here though is for the scenic waterfall view.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Paid parking kinda sucks but the trail was easy and the waterfall was dope.

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