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ʻAkaka Falls State Park

Area

Description

UPDATE: 4/7/21 - ʻAkaka Falls State Park is OPEN. Starting the April 7, 2021 the gates will be resume regular opening and closing. Gate hours will be 8:00am to 5:00pm. Entrance fee of $5 for non-residents, even those parked outside of the gates. Paid parking and/or entrance fees are required for non-residents.

4/2/21 - Beginning April 19, 2021, all non-resident visitors to ʻAkaka Falls State Park will be required to pay an entrance fee and a parking fee to park a noncommercial vehicle. Non-resident visitors who enter a park on foot, bike or vehicle drop-off will only need to pay an entrance fee. Children 3 years old and younger are free.

Pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling ‘Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion. (65.4 acres).

Allowed Activities
Hiking
Sightseeing
Good For
Families
Rules & Regulation
No Biking
No Dogs

Additional Information

Parking Info

Park visitors have the option to pay for parking using the PayByPhone app (Location #10566) or by using the CallToPark app (Location #125932). To see a digital version of the PayByPhone and CallToPark sign please the following hyperlink: PayByPhone & CallToPark Sign

Prohibited

  • No Bicycles
  • No Animals/Pets
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Commercial Activities
  • No Smoking

Route

The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route, which includes multiple steps in places (not wheelchair accessible), makes an easy to follow loop offering stunning viewpoints of the two waterfalls. To view ‘Akaka Falls only, take the path to the left (south) from the first junction. The waterfall view is just a short walk down the path.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Entry/Parking Fees
  • Sightseeing

Directions

End of ‘Akaka Falls Road (Highway 220), 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu.

Facilities

  • Restroom
  • Trash Cans
  • Walking Path
  • Water Fountain
  • Scenic Viewpoint

Additional Info

  • Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Pack out at least what you pack in.
  • No open fires.

Hours

Daily – 8:30am to 6:00pm

Parking Fee

Non-Commercial Vehicles

  • Residents = No Charge w/ID or DL
  • Non-Residents = $10

Commercial PUC vehicles:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $25
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $50
  • 26 + passenger vehicles: $90

Entrance Fee

Individuals – Walk-In

  • Residents = No Charge w/ID or DL
  • Non-Residents = $5