Hiking In Paradise
Help support hikinginparadise.com!


Home
Store
My Journal
Search for Hikes
Leave No Trace
Weather Report
Contacts/Links

Akaka Falls Trail

Hawaii > The Big Island > Honomu
Summary
Length4 mi
Elev. Gain100 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating8 / 10
TypeWaterfall
The trail is located in the rainy Hamakua coast and passes through a rainforest of Azalea, Gardenia, Hibiscus, Ti Leaf, Tree Ferns, Ohia Lehua, Bird of paradise, banana and many other tropical species. The trail takes you to two big waterfalls-the 100-foot Kahuna Falls and the 442-foot Akaka Falls.

You begin the trail at the rim of the parking lot and ascend for a few yards follow the path on the right. Then descend a few steps to enter a forest of giant bamboo trees. Wait for some time on the bridge over the small stream and enjoy the forest of towering bamboo trees. After few minutes of the trail you will come to a spur trail that ends at the Kahuna Falls, falling some 100 feet into Kolekole Stream. From here the trail climbs a small hill and passes through a grove banyan trees and ends at the Akaka Falls overlook.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
October to April

Cost
None

Maps
No suggestions
Get the Android App
 
Hike Featured In...
Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii
By Pamela Wright
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
19° 51.241' N
155° 9.136' W

Driving Directions:
You need to drive 13 miles north taking Hwy.19 from Hilo and turn left at Honomu and again turn right to Akaka Falls Road. You need to drive another 3.5 miles to reach Akaka Falls State Park.
Hiking In Paradise
Weather Report for Honomu, HI
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows around 71 at the shore to around 57 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 72.9° F
Relative Humidity: 89%
Pressure: 29.96"
Dew Point: 69.4° F

Winds from the WSW at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.12"

Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 6:42 PM
Weather reported from Orchidland Estates, Keaau, HI (KHIKEAAU15)
Forecast
Thursday
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs around 85 at the shore to around 74 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows around 70 at the shore to around 56 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 66 to 88. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows 52 to 75. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:39 PM
Pictures
We need pictures!!! If you have pictures for this hike we would greatly appreciate the help in expanding our content. You can email them to contact@hikinginparadise.com.
Recent Hike Reports [view all]+ Add Hike Report
No hike reports have been filed for this hike, click 'Add Hike Report' to be the first!



Home | Store | My Journal | Search For Hikes | Leave No Trace
Weather Report | Contacts
Signup for My Journal to write a hike report for Akaka Falls Trail. Login to My Journal  
Messagex
Welcome to HikingInParadise.com!!! We are excited to bring you this brand new site about hiking trails in Hawaii. Stay tuned for lots of new info and features!
View all