ʻAkaka Falls Loop Trail
Akaka Falls

TROPICAL STORM DARBY IS APPROACHING.  NO CAMPING AND CABIN STAYS AT HAWAII ISLAND AND MAUI STATE PARKS.  ALL HAWAII ISLAND, MAUI, AND MOLOKAI STATE PARKS ARE CLOSED.  THEY WILL RE-OPEN AS CONDITIONS ALLOW.  THE KALALAU TRAIL ON KAUAI IS CLOSED AS A PRECAUTION DUE TO THE APPROACH OF THE STORM.  THE PATH AND INTENSITY OF THE STORM WILL DETERMINE IF ANY PARK CLOSURES ON OAHU BECOME NECESSARY.  STAY UPDATED ON THE WEATHER.  TROPICAL STORMS BRING STRONG WINDS, HEAVY RAIN, AND VERY LARGE SURF, WHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT GO OUT.  HIKERS BE AWARE THAT STREAMS CAN EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING WITHOUT NOTICE, TURN AROUND, DO NOT DROWN.  GO TO ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 

ʻAkaka Falls Loop Trail

Trail Length 0.4 mile loop
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Easy
Terrain Lush, Tropical
Elevation Gain 100 ft
Park Name ʻAkaka Falls State Park

Description

This is a 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. This is a good family walk. Allow 1/2 hour for the full loop.

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.

Directions

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

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.