ʻAkaka Falls Loop Trail
Akaka Falls

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[MAUI] Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will be CLOSED until further notice. Please contact the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife for re-opening updates at (808) 984-8100.

[KAUAʻI] Polihale State Park – Overnight camping will reopen beginning Aug. 14, 2022. Reservations will be available online starting Aug. 1 and may be made up to 90 days in advance.. Additionally, State Parks encourages the community to participate in the Polihale Survey to help develop access and management policies for the park. Please participate in the survey, and mahalo for being respectful stewards of your parks.

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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.