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
104 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.

24 days ago

Very easy and well marked

2 months ago

Easy paved trail to view of the falls.

2 months ago

Easy and beautiful. 5/5

walking
2 months ago

Super easy paved walk way to both waterfalls

2 months 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.

3 months ago

Cool views!

6 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

nice easy trail with great view of waterfall

walking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beautiful area. Easy walk.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

hiking
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

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Beautiful place!

hiking
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

hiking
Thursday, December 01, 2016

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

Monday, November 14, 2016

Unbelivable!!!

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Beautiful falls, not too long of a walk literally just a look out.

walking
Saturday, January 09, 2016

Akaka Falls State Falls, is a must see. The entrance fee is small $1 per person and $5 for parking in the lot. Otherwise you can park outside the gate alongside the road. The trail takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, it is a circle route. You get the chance to see two waterfalls (Akaka and Kahuna Falls). You see them from a distance but nonetheless breathtaking. This trail is great for kids, grandparents and everyone in between!

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Short hike with paid parking. Paved half mile trail is so. Very nice waterfall and scenario. One of the best around.

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