ʻAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 2/4/23 – The Kalalau Trail, Napali Coast SWP is CLOSED today due to rising stream levels.  Ha\'ena State Park remains open.  Parking and entry reservations will be accepted at the park entrance.  Kaua\'i North Shore Shuttle service to Ha\'ena State Park is SUSPENDED for Saturday, February 4 due to rising stream levels.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 1/31/23 – Kokeʻe and Waimea Canyon State Parks – WATER OFF at partial areas until further notice, facilities impacted. See respective park websites for updates. 

[MAUI] UPDATED 1/27/23: Sections of Makena SP is CLOSED for hazardous tree work. See Makena SP page for updates. 


[OAHU] UPDATED 2/2/23 - KEAIWA HEIAU SRA has REOPENED.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 4/12/22: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFF, camping and comfort stations CLOSED. See Sand Island site for updates.

[MAUI] UPDATED 1/26/23: ʻIao Valley State Monument – CLOSED August 2022 through April 15, 2023. See ʻĪao site for updates.


[MAUI]
 UPDATED 1/23/23: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area – CLOSED through March 2023 (Per DOFAW). See Polipoli site for updates.

 

[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 1/20/23: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – WATER OFF in the park, facilities impacted. See Hapuna site for updates

ʻAkaka Falls State Park

UPDATE: 11/2/22 – Restrooms are out of order at ʻAkaka Falls State Park, portable restrooms are temporarily installed. The park remains open.

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.