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Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls
Mahalo to Susan Bramm- Edmonton, Canada

* Akaka Falls State Park is located off the Belt Rd. just North of Hilo.
* The falls can be viewed after a short 15 minute hike. You can "turn left"
to head straight to Akaka falls, or go right for a slightly longer hike past
smaller Kahuna falls (most people skip this but it's a nice walk).
* Akaka Falls is 429 Feet (129 meters) tall.
* Entrance Fee: $5.00 per car for parking (free parking along the road
just outside park gates); $1 per person entrance fee.
No parking or entrance charge for Hawaii residents.
* The park has restrooms and drinking water at the trail head.
* The charming town of Honomu (en route) is also good sightseeing.

Akaka Falls
Mahalo to Rick Bramm- Edmonton, Canada

The sign above - shortly after turning off the Belt Rd.

Akaka Falls


 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahalo to Jamie & Patricia from St. Clements, Ont. Canada

Above is the paid parking lot ($5). Free overflow parking along roadway
outside of gate. Consider that cars parked in the lot may be more secure.
Left side: Info & entrance.
Right side: Clean flush restrooms at back of the lot
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Akaka Falls
Mahalo to Jamie & Patricia from St. Clements, Ont. Canada

Akaka Falls
Mahalo to Jamie & Patricia from St. Clements, Ont. Canada

The path is well maintained, however there are steps involved.

Akaka Falls
Mahalo to Jamie & Patricia from St. Clements, Ont. Canada

The falls seen in the distance are about one block way from the entrance.

Akaka Falls
Mahalo to Rick Bramm- Edmonton, Canada

The hike takes you past a stream and lush tropical vegetation,
such as this bamboo grove.

Akaka Falls
Mahalo to Rick Bramm- Edmonton, Canada

The reward. Akaka Falls tumbles 442 feet (equivalent to a 45 story
building) into a clear, sparkling pool.

Directions: Akaka Falls is about 11 miles North of Hilo on the Belt Rd.
Look for the Hwy 220 Junction (Akaka Falls Rd.).
Hwy 220 will lead you through the town of Honomu to Akaka Falls.


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