Akaka Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 64' 20 m
Descent: -74' -22 m
High: 1,190' 363 m
Low: 1,117' 340 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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1.1 mi 1.8 km • Loop • 164 ft Ascent 50.11 m Ascent
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“A short hike to stunning views of one of the Big Island's most popular waterfalls.”— Sarah Baker
Family Friendly The short hike to Akaka Falls is paved and popular for families with small children.
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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Land Manager: Hawaii State Parks - Akaka Falls State Park