Akaka Falls State Park

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Akaka Falls State Park


Location:At the end of Akaka Falls Road (Highway 220), 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu.
Facilities:Walking path, scenic lookout.
Activities:Hiking, nature study.
Special Features:A self-guided walk takes visitors through lush tropical vegetation to views of cascading Kahuna Falls and free-falling Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a gorge.
Address:c/o Hawaii District Office
PO Box 936
Hilo, HI 96721

Phone:808-974-6200
Web: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dsp/hawaii.html
Size: 65.4 acres.

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Other nearby sites worthy of a visit are the Hapuna State Park, home to the best beaches in the island, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea Observatories, Akaka Falls State Park, Waimea's vegetable and flower farms, and the ancient Hawaiian fishponds and petroglyph fields.
On these cruises, guests can explore Hilo's world-class botanical gardens, the molten lava flows of Kilauea and awe-inspiring Akaka Falls.
For a more unhurried impression, be sure to make a short detour up the mountainside to Akaka Falls State Park.
From Hilo, explore lush rain forests and hike to spectacular waterfalls, such as the 420-foot Akaka Falls and the multi-level Umauma Falls.
Other highlights include world-class botanical gardens and the awe-inspiring Akaka Falls.
Students also will hike through a tropical rain forest to Akaka Falls, go on a cross-island sightseeing tour from Hilo to Kailua-Kona, go snorkeling, visit a natural energy laboratory and aquaculture facility, go humpback whale and spinner dolphin watching, and see the Ellison S.
cascading Akaka Falls --a tour of the Bishop Museum to learn about dinosaurs, stars, rare birds, and Hawaiian traditions --a walk on the decks of the Battleship Missouri and a chance to learn about and honor the heroes of the U.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Akaka Falls included in "The West's Best Waterfalls" (March, page 114).
On the Big Island, Akaka Falls offers just those things.
Head up State 220 nearly 3 miles past abandoned cane fields to Akaka Falls State Park.