ʻAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls

PARK UPDATES:

[MAUI] Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will remain CLOSED until access roads through Kula Forest Reserve are cleared from storm damage and safe to traverse. Anticipated re-opening is November 15th 2022. For updates, please go to: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/06/27/nr22-090/

[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.

[MAUI] ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed until January 15, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

ʻAkaka Falls State Park

UPDATE: 4/5/22 - ʻAkaka Falls State Park is OPEN. Starting April 7, 2021 the gates will resume regular opening and closing. Park and gate hours will be 8:00am to 5:00pm. All park visitors must exit the park and parking lot by 5:00pm. You will not be allowed to stay in the park after hours. 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.

Hours Daily – 8:00am to 5:00pm

Entrance Fee

    *Credit Card Only*

  • Hawaii Residents = Free w/ Drivers Lic. or ID
  • Non-Residents = $5.00 Per Person
  • Children 3 and Under = Free

Parking Fee

*Credit Card Only*

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.

 

 

 

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.