ʻAkaka Falls Loop Trail
TWO-MONTH REPAIR WORK ON ‘AKAKA FALLS STATE PARK TRAIL GETS UNDERWAY.
State Parks has begun repair work to the 0.4 mile loop trail at ‘Akaka Falls State Park necessitated due to accidental damage caused by earlier removal of invasive albizia trees in February this year.
Initial repair work began last week on the longer trail section that is to the right of the loop trail starting point that was closed after the damage. Workers are removing and repairing damaged concrete walkways and steps, and replacing railings
From October 16 – 20 the park will be completely closed for work on the shorter, left side of the trail to the ‘Akaka Falls lookout. Hopefully this will be the only time the park will need to be closed.
During this repair, there may be intermittent interruptions along the open walkway paths for equipment and/or materials to be transported to the damaged areas. Work is expected to be completed in December.
|Trail Length||0.4 mile loop|
|Elevation Gain||100 ft|
|Park Name||ʻAkaka Falls State Park|
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.
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.
End of ‘Akaka Falls Road (Highway 220), 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu.
- Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
- Stay on the trail.
- Pack out at least what you pack in.
- No open fires.