Akaka Falls is one of the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls. With a forceful 442-foot plunge, it’s well worth the stop to take in this magnificent waterfall. To learn more about visiting this waterfall, see our Akaka Falls post.
There is a short walk to get to the overlook, but you can enjoy glimpses along the way.
On our most recent visit in March, 2017, we were able to see the top of snowcapped Mauna Kea from the entrance to Akaka Falls State Park.