ʻAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls

ROADWORK TO IMPACT ENTRY TO DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT

Park to Remain Open Normal Hours During Work - but be prepared for delays and detours.

 

This week (10/8 – 12/18) and next week (10/15 – 19/18) the City and County of Honolulu will be repaving Diamond Head Road between Makapuu Ave. and 18th Ave.  Hours of work are between 8:30am and 3:30pm, Monday – Friday.

 

The week of October 8 – 12, the repaving will be between Makapuu Ave and the Kapiolani Community College Chapel.  Traffic is being contra-flowed.  However, drivers to Diamond Head State Monument may want to use alternative routes via 18th Ave., and Diamond Head Road makai route.

 

The week of October 15 – 19, the repaving will be between the Kapiolani Community College Chapel and 18th Ave. This work will directly impact vehicle access to the Diamond Head State Monument entry road.  Traffic is being contra-flowed, but be prepared for delays and detours.

ʻAkaka Falls State Park

10/31/17 - REPAIR WORK ON ‘AKAKA FALLS STATE PARK TRAIL HAS BEEN COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. The park pathways are now fully open and accessible.

Hours Vehicle gate/parking area open 8:30 am – 6 pm.  Open to walk-ins between sunrise and sunset.
Entrance Fee

Individuals

  • $5.00 per car or $1 per person for pedestrians. No charge for Hawaii residents

Commercial PUC vehicles:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $10.00
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $20.00
  • 26 + passenger vehicles: $40.00
Trail Names

Description

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)

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.