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The ‘Akaka falls are a 422 ft (135 m) tall waterfall and are the highlight of the ‘Akaka falls state park. This park is located close to Hilo and a visit to the ‘Akaka falls should be part of any road trip at the Hamakua coast.You can only see the falls after a pleasant and short 0.4-mile hike from the parking lot. This walk is called the ʻAkaka Falls Loop Trail. The pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike will take you through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns.As you follow the paved footpath, you'll first see 100-foot Kahuna Falls, then Akaka Falls.