Akaka Falls State Park
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).
The falls are nice but not as elegant as seen in pictures. Further the longer loop (Right turn) is not worth of, the other fall is sort of hidden and was a bummer. Akaka falls is high but with less water volume. Further you don’t get to very near to it. Nice photo capture places though. We have seen better falls in Seattle and Portland. Parking inside the yellow gate costs 5 usd per head (person sitting near gate collects it in cash!) and it’s 1 usd is parked outside the gate.
Beautiful lush green forest. Paved short hike/walk for 30 mts. Wonderful views. Even though it slight drizzle when we did which is kind of expected in a rain forest
Easily walkable, clean, clear pathways and breathtaking views. Definitely worth the $1 admission fee. If you're in the area, I recommend stopping for half an hour to take in the nature park.
Beautiful place to visit! The .4 mile paved trail feels longer due to the number of stairs you go up and down. Totally worth it. Be aware that visibility can change quickly during stormy weather. Folks we met on the trail said they couldn't see Akaka Falls at all, but by the time we got there, it was clear.
Feel bad giving it just 3 starts, but it was just ok. If it's on the way, sure make a stop, but I wouldn't make any effort to drive there to see it. The walk to the falls is ok. Jungle. The falls itself is pretty far from platform. On Hawaiian islands were in places you can get right next to beautiful waterfalls, to pay and see one from distance of hundreds feet? Also in the afternoon the sun is behind the falls, so can't even make a picture.