Akaka Falls – Akaka Falls State Park is located 11 miles north of Hilo along the old Mamalahoa highway. The 422 foot waterfall is stunning and certainly worth the drive up the slopes of Mauna Kea’s east side. There is a half mile loop trail that is paved and has handrails. You will walk through rain forest and over streams before arriving at this magnificent water feature.
Akaka Falls as seen from the lookout.