Akaka Falls Trail

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Akaka Falls Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pepeekeo, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

hiking
14 hours ago

walking
10 days ago

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

walking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

23 days ago

nice easy trail with great view of waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful area. Easy walk.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

4 months ago

impressive falls

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful place!

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Amazingly beautiful~

5 months ago

Easy walk to view two falls, all paved.

hiking
5 months ago