Akaka Falls and Hakalau

Sugar Mill Door

Sugar Mill Door

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Akaka falls is about a 35 minute drive North along the coast from Hilo.  The park has a short paved loop through lush rainforest with the main attraction being a long waterfall.

Further North,  soon after the turn off for Hakaka Falls you will see a bridge across a ravine.  Turn left just before the bridge and the road will take you under it eventually.  The area used to be the site of a sugar mill.  It was destroyed by a tsunami.  The foundation and some heavy steel parts remain.  People swim in the estuary because the beach is rocky.  Tourists from the mainland do not get to see this place.  I saw no other rental cars there.



18 responses

  1. Awesome!!


    March 14, 2015 at 8:41 am

  2. Great works Ron!!


    March 14, 2015 at 10:06 am

  3. Cool shots Ron.


    March 14, 2015 at 10:17 am

  4. Wow, amazing, thank you for sharing! I would love to feature this story, or any other story for that matter that you might want to share on our website, were a husband and wife owned website blog that tries to feature stories here on Oahu and the outer islands. Our community hub is where we share our friends stories, feel free to check it out! Also please feel free to email if you have any Qs have a good day Ron!


    March 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

  5. LOVE the Sugar Mill Door!


    March 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

  6. Off the beaten path, away from the touristy areas is the only way to see Hawaii (or any other place).
    Excellent photos, Ron.


    March 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    • David, this place was really off the path, one of the locals told me about it. Thanks.


      March 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  7. Interesting to see the remains of man’s efforts and look at the history


    March 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm

  8. With an Eldorado-like beauty feel, stunning.


    March 15, 2015 at 7:15 am

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