Hike the 0.4-mile uphill footpath that makes a loop through incredible tropical vegetation to reach the panoramic vistas that overlook cascading Kahuna Falls and free-falling ‘Akaka Falls. Wild orchids, draping ferns, and bamboo groves are plentiful amidst this ancient forest.
The trailhead is located directly off the parking area. Follow the short paved footpath to first encounter the 100-foot Kahuna Falls, then continue around the bend to peer out over the gorge that holds the incredible 442-foot ‘Akaka Falls. This path does require a bit of physical exertion, as it is uphill and there are some steps to climb (not wheelchair accessible). Rest assured, the hike is short, kid-friendly, and takes around 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
If you’d like to make a shortcut straight to ‘Akaka Falls, choose the path to the left (south) at the first junction you encounter. It will be only a short walk down this path to the waterfall overlook.