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ʻAkaka Falls State Park

What: Park features ʻAkaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet)
Where: End of ʻAkaka Falls Road (Hwy. 220), 3.6 miles SW of Honomū

At ʻAkaka Falls State Park, located along the northeastern Hilo Coast, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. The pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike will take you through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns.

As you follow the paved footpath, you'll first see 100-foot Kahuna Falls. Continue to follow the loop around the bend, and you'll discover towering ʻAkaka Falls which plummets 442-feet into a stream-eroded gorge. Beautiful ʻAkaka Falls is perhaps the island of Hawaiʻi's most famous waterfall. Easily accessible, this hike takes less than an hour.

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