: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.

The most beautiful and biggest waterfall I have ever seen in my entire life! (so far)
A very short walk, but very crowded. However, everyone was nice enough to let everyone have a turn to get a good enough shot at the falls!

Not much of a hike but an absolutely amazing waterfall! Unfortunately your not able to get very close to it but definitely worth checking out.if your spending any time on the big island.

The path is a paved loop. I’m glad we started right because we witnessed the lush rainforest then worked our way towards the waterfall. I realize the beauty of paved paths is you don’t have to watch your step (as much) and you can actually take in your surroundings. The path takes you by rivers, bamboo, flowers, lookouts, and other sights.

We did get a few bug bites the size of quarters, which itched for almost a week. It’s been over a week now and they’re still there though smaller. Yes, we wore bug spray.

Shouldn’t get wet on this trail, as it’s far from the fall itself. Sometimes you’re in a canopy and sometimes open air. The hike is easy. I took my grandpa and he loved it.

The entrance fee is cash only but there’s an atm. There is a bathroom onsite too. My uncle asked for the dried bananas sold off the road to here, so those must be good.


Enjoyable loop. Lots to see, so nobody complained about the climb coming out.

5 months ago

Really nicely maintained trail with paved paths through lush and beautiful rainforest. It was a short trail, but I think it's a must-do if you're visiting Hawaii. You can only see the falls from a distance though, so don't expect to get too close... You won't get wet.

6 months ago

A family friendly hike, super easy walk. Very lush and green, waterfall is breath taking.

6 months ago

Short and beautiful. No rain .

on Akaka Falls Trail

6 months ago

well maintained path to the fall. great views on you way and at the fall. worth a trip.
often overcast and rainy though
gives you a rainforest feeling

7 months 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!

8 months ago

Quick walk to a beautiful waterfall

Very easy and well marked

10 months ago

Easy paved trail to view of the falls.

Easy and beautiful. 5/5

11 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.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Cool views!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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!

on Akaka Falls Trail

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....

Load More