This glorious state park features moderately challenging hiking trails to two falls, Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls. The easier ... More
Akaka Falls State Park
This glorious state park features moderately challenging hiking trails to two falls, Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls. The easier downhill trail takes you to the 400 foot Kahuna Falls while the other trail takes you to Akaka Falls which drops over 420 feet, tumbling far below into a pool drained by the Kolekole Stream.
Good news is that it's a really Tall waterfall that's easy to get to - just a pleasant paved stroll through nice jungle, no real hiking required, great photo ops. However, be prepared, it's no Niagara, and there's usually a tour bus or two there.
Akaka Falls lets you see what the island of Hawaii must have been like before all the tourists and houlies came in and messed the island up. One of the most beautiful falls in the State at 440 feet high, is an awesome sight, but the true beauty of this park is the rain forest that you walk through to see the falls. Kahuna Falls can also be seen, but Akaka is the star of this park. All sorts of tropical flowers bloom year round here and will keep your camera bug busy while you enjoy the quiet.
Its a bit off the main highway, but worth the time to go to.
Parking is a little to be desired, but if you can't find a spot, just wait and in 15 to 30 minutes a space will open up.
The park has no admission fees.
The hike is moderate, and not for very little children, eldery or wheelcahirs.
But easy enough to do in about 1/2 to 1 hours round trip.
The plants are great to see, and the falls are super.
Bring your camera!
This has a breath-taking view. Would rate it as a must view on the Big Island. a short well treaded hike to the point for a fabulous photo-op. Spend a few minutes to savor.
There are no facilities in the vicinity, though we saw some construction activity. So get some water, food before starting this trip.
Akaka falls park has several breathing-taking falls inside it. The trails to the fall is also easy and good for family with kids. The whole park is also planted with awesome greenaries and interesting plans. I highly recommend it!
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