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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

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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.
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Weather Report for Honomu, HI
Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 84 at the shore to around 70 at 4000 feet. North winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 69.1° F
Relative Humidity: 89%
Pressure: 29.85"
Dew Point: 66.0° F

Winds from the ESE at 0.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:43 AM
Sunset: 7:02 PM
Weather reported from Hamakua Coast Big Island, Hawaii, Honokaa, HI (KHIHONOK5)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then occasional showers after midnight. Lows around 68 at the shore to around 55 at 4000 feet. East winds up to 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 85 at the shore to around 72 at 4000 feet. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers. Lows 51 to 74. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 87. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/23/2017 3:37 AM
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