Akaka Falls State Park

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

When hotels start to bore you and camping in a tent doesn’t quite appeal either, consider giving the cabins at this beach a go. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.  Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

An easy, meandering 10-minute loop trail... takes you to the best spots to see the spectacular cascades of Akaka. Full review →


Frommer's 34

One of Hawaii's most scenic waterfalls... down to an observation point. You'll have a perfect view of 442-foot Akaka and nearby Kahuna Falls. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This outstanding and convenient little park features an easily navigable concrete path that loops along the lush cliffs. Full review →

These are the best of the ‘tourist falls’ on this coast so don’t miss them.

Michelin Guide 53

Hike through a rain forest, along bamboo-and ginger-lined trails, and past banks of wild impatiens and orchids to get to the observation point of 442-foot Akaka Falls. Full review →



A 0.4 mile paved loop walks you through lush tropical vegetation to two scenic vista points. Full review →

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