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Akaka Falls Trail

 6 votes

Length

0.5 Miles 0.8 Kilometers

91%

Runnable

Elevation

64' 20 m

Ascent

-74' -22 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

1,190' 363 m

High

1,117' 340 m

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A short run to stunning views of one of the Big Island's most popular waterfalls.

Sarah Baker

Overview

Payment of $5/vehicle or $1/pedestrian is required at the parking area.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

The route starts at Akaka Falls State Park parking lot. The paved path quickly descends multiple sets of steps to the junction with the main loop. Take a left and head towards the falls. Run through lush tropical vegetation to the overlook of Akaka Falls which plunges 442 feet into the valley.

Continue around the loop to more views into the deep valley through the lush undergrowth of the rainforest. Take in the view of the 100-ft tall Kahuna Falls, which is more difficult to see due to the forest growth. The route connects to the beginning of the loop and climbs back to the parking lot.

Akaka Falls is best photographed in the early morning when the sun shines directly onto the falls.

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