ʻAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls

Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES: 3-7-21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau trail is OPEN.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

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3/1/21 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area - CLOSED 2/17/21 through 3/5/21 for tree removal.  The closure prevents access to the Waahila Ridge Trail through the park.  The park will open Saturday, March 6, but there will be limited access intermittently through April 2021.

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2/25/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park - Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is OPEN.  The Keawaula gate (west side) is CLOSED but the park is OPEN.

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1/5/21 - [MAUI] - Makena State Park - Puu Olai a.k.a. Little Beach is CLOSED until further notice.

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12/16/20 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument is now OPEN!

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11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument - OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.

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11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach Restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break.

ʻAkaka Falls State Park

UPDATE: 11/25/20 - ʻAkaka Falls State Park is OPEN. The gates will remain CLOSED. Entrance fee of $5 for non-residents, even those parked outside of the gates. Paid parking and/or entrance fees are required for non-residents. See information below for how to pay over the phone. The trail will be one-way to promote social distancing please follow posted signage.

Hours Daily – 8:30am to 6:00pm

Entrance Fee

Individuals – Walk-In

  • Residents = No Charge w/ID or DL
  • Non-Residents = $5

Parking Fee

Non-Commercial Vehicles

  • Residents = No Charge w/ID or DL
  • Non-Residents = $10

Commercial PUC vehicles:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $25
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $50
  • 26 + passenger vehicles: $90
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.

 

 

Parking & Entrance Fee Info

Park visitors are encouraged to pay for parking and entrance prior to arrival due to limited cell reception at the park. Visitors can pay for entrance and parking via phone by calling CallToPark at 1-888-767-9037 (Location #125932).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.