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.

0.5 miles
150 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


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.

4 days ago

Easy paved trail to view of the falls.

11 days ago

Easy and beautiful. 5/5

18 days ago

Super easy paved walk way to both waterfalls

20 days ago

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.

1 month ago

Cool views!

4 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

nice easy trail with great view of waterfall

10 months ago

Beautiful area. Easy walk.

10 months ago

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

10 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.

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....

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.

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