Akaka Falls State Park is a state park on Hawaiʻi Island, in the US state of Hawaii.A meandering path looped located 10 minutes takes you to the best places to admire the two cascades, 'Akaka and Kahuna. Falls "Kahuna Falls" 120 meters high are at the lower end of the trail. The majestic waterfalls and higher "'Akaka Falls drops more than 132.6 meters and tumbled all the way down in a pool exhausted by the stream Kolekole located among a profusion of fragrance of white ginger, yellow and red torch.
The park is about 11 miles (18 km) north from Hilo, west of Honomū off the Hawaii Belt Road (route 19) at the end of Hawaii Route 220, 19°51′15″N 155°9′9″W / 19.85417°N 155.1525°W / 19.85417; -155.1525Coordinates: 19°51′15″N 155°9′9″W / 19.85417°N 155.1525°W / 19.85417; -155.1525. It includes ʻAkaka Falls, a 422 feet (129 m) tall waterfall. ʻAkaka in the Hawaiian language means "A rent, split, chink, separation; to crack, split, scale". The accessible portion of the park lies high on the right shoulder of the deep gorge into which the waterfall plunges, and the falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park. Also visible from this trail is Kahūnā Falls.
A "must see" on the big Island is the Akaka Falls, a steam eroded fall where water falls 420 feet into a gorge. A half hike loops thorough the lush vegetation where you will see the beautiful 100 foot Kahuna Falls, then you will come upon the breathtaking Akaka Falls.
Tips and Information
- No fees charged
- Hiking trails
- Bird viewing
- Lodging and restaurants nearby
The park entrance is at the end of Akaka Falls Road, Highway 220, 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu. Honomu is located on Highway Highway 19 west of Hilo town.
Akaka Falls State Park
75 Aupuni Street, 204
Hilo, HI 96721