Akaka Falls is 101 miles from Kona Bayview Inn and makes for a great day trip. There is much to see in the area and the drive along the North-East coastline of the Big Island is simply beautiful.
The 442 feet high waterfall and is free-falling waterfall, meaning that it is one continual drop to the pool of water at the bottom. On day’s when the sun is shining, you may see a beautiful rainbow when the sun reflects at the right angle. The walk to Akaka Falls is relatively easy, paved and well kept. You can hike just to the waterfall and back along the same path, or you can continue on and make a loop. The full loop is just under a half mile and you get to peek at Kahuna Falls from a second small lookout area. Be sure to bring plenty of water as the toward the end of the loop there are a lot of upward bound stairs.
What to bring:
- Drinking water
- Walking shoes
- Rain poncho/ Umbrella
What we like:
- Nice Parking Lot
- Trash Cans
- Picnic Tables
- Low entrance fee $5/car or $1 per person
- Fee’s waived for Hawaii residents (kama aina)