Chasing waterfalls is a passion of mine 😂! I saw my first waterfall and I have been hooked on waterfalls ever since. In fact, this video shows the first waterfall (Kahuna Falls) that I have ever hiked to and it is a beauty: youtube.com/shorts/Osa-p5p4fA0
Hope that you enjoyed the video😃! As you can tell from the video, it was not a very sunny day 😂. Actually it was raining 🌧 a lot on that day, so it was a wet hike to Kahuna Falls. Thankfully the hike wasn’t very far. I parked on the outside of the park, paid the fee and entered the park. The place where this waterfall is located is called the Akaka State Park located in Hilo, Hawaii.
Hilo is located on the Big Island 🏝 of Hawaii. From my hotel 🏨, it took about an hour and 30 minutes 😀to get to Akaka Falls State Park. It was so well worth the drive😃! It was such an incredible experience and certainly one that I definitely recommend to any tourist visiting the island.
If you love waterfalls and would love to see one on an excursion, I suggest seeking out waterfalls that may be close to where you live, or take a trip, like I did, to see one for yourself 😎. I am a believer of exploring the world 🌎 and all of its beauty. Waterfalls are certainly unlike anything else on earth 🌍!
How I love chasing waterfalls 😍! Made popular by the 90s group, TLC – chasing waterfalls has been on folks minds ever since then. I have always wanted to see them for the first time, up close and personal, just to see what all of the hype is about. Boy, was I very happy that I did – the view was amazing:. youtube.com/shorts/oXI7-2IIItE
This sight was just phenomenal🤩. I could not believe my own eyes. Such a wonderful sight. If you haven’t seen a waterfall, make sure you plan to do so. It could be as massive as this one or even smaller than the one above. The great thing about Hawaii is that waterfalls abound almost on every single island 🏝.
This particular one is called Akaka Falls and it is located in the Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. Hilo is at a higher elevation than the rest of the Big Island 🏝 of Hawaii, so get ready for mountain elevation. The air tends to be a lot thinner in the mountains 🏔 as I discovered when hiking to see this waterfall 😂. I was panting a lot – since I was not accustomed to higher elevations.
It was an adventure that I would absolutely do again. I always love to see new places and experience new things. Certainly some the great opportunities that travel affords you!
Who doesn’t love a beautiful waterfall? Of course, everyone does. There is just something about seeing the water fall from different elevations that really appeals to is as human beings😊! In fact, we like it so much that the sounds of waterfalls is often used to either generate calmness in us and/or sleepiness. We are fans of waterfalls and we cannot get enough of seeing them.
If you have followed this blog for some time, you know that I am a huge fan of waterfalls. Both times that I have visited Hawaii, it was to chase waterfalls. Thankfully 😅 I not only chased them but also captured video of them to be used on this blog and shared widely on social media. Here is a video of Wailua Falls, for your viewing pleasure: youtube.com/shorts/9rO8BlTaudE
Very beautiful waterfall to chase for sure😃! I saw my first waterfall back in 2021 and I have been hooked ever since. I have posted videos of each of the waterfalls that I have seen, out here on my blog. Feel free to go see those posts also. They are really incredible!
Although my experience with waterfalls have been entirely in Hawaii, waterfalls exist in other places of the world 🌎. Feel free to explore waterfalls closer to where you may live. They are such beautiful natural wonders! I plan to explore other places of the world 🌎 to chase additional waterfalls in the near future!
Kauai is truly heaven on earth 🌍! If you have never been, please consider traveling there in the future. It is one of the best Hawaiian Islands to visit. The views are so spectacular- it is a dream 😴. If you want just a small taste of what this island has to offer, take a look: youtube.com/shorts/Em40E-HRd_Y
The waterfalls are truly superb😃! If you have followed this blog, you know that I am indeed a waterfall chaser. I am Water Fall Chaser ESQ😂! After seeing these natural wonders for the first time on last year (up close and personal) I am indeed hooked now 😃. The experience is totally jaw dropping and you must see one to believe how majestic they truly are.
The canyons are such an amazing sight also. You will be totally blown away by the beautiful nature that is relatively untouched on this island and others. The Hawaiian Government does a great job of preserving the nature of Hawaii which makes it more and more beautiful. If you are looking to take a break from the concrete jungle of the USA mainland, look no further than Kauai – which is truly heaven on earth😃🌍!
Akaka Falls State Park is as an absolute dream 😴. After seeing so many posts down through the years about waterfalls, this park provided me the perfect opportunity to see waterfalls up close and personal. Here is the link to one of the best that Akaka Falls had to offer: youtube.com/shorts/kxw2xMDRT7k
It is just a magnificent waterfall for sure. The name of this one is Kahuna Falls, and it is a big kahuna 😂! This particular day, I braved the very heavy rain 🌧 in order to see this beautiful sight. Once you park on-site, you have to hike the rest of the way to see the waterfalls.
As I have mentioned before in a previous post, the waterfalls are at higher elevations so it will certainly test your conditioning. I remember huffing and puffing 😮💨 as I went from one waterfall to the other. I made it safely to both and was able to capture beautiful videos as a result.
The “Big Kahuna” was so beautiful and it is the smaller of the waterfalls that are located there. Feel free to check my previous posts for a look at the even bigger Kahuna – Akaka Falls. It is truly ginormous! 😃🙌
How I love chasing waterfalls! I am on a personal mission to see as many as I possibly can. Here is one that I saw recently that I wanted to share with you: youtube.com/shorts/OQCe3I9QvOk
Such a beautiful scene😻. Hard to believe that I got this close to one. In Akaka State Park in Hawaii, there are two: Akaka Falls (this one) and Kalua Falls. They are so incredible to see in person. You will be completely blown away by the beauty!
Before going to this park, I had never seen a waterfall before other than in videos posted online. I was determined that this would be the trip that I would have this experience. I looked up the directions from my hotel room and made the trek to boldly go where I had never gone before 😂.
What I did not realize at the time is how mountainous the Big Island of Hawaii is. As I got to higher elevations, my ears were popping and the road seemed more and more winding. When I saw the “Watch out for falling rocks” signs, uh 🙄 I got a little nervous 😬.
Thankfully 😅, I did not encounter any falling rocks 🪨 along the way but I captured some unbelievable views from within the park. It was a dream come true! 😃
I love chasing waterfalls! Anywhere a waterfall is located, I want to go see it. It is so nice and so peaceful looking at the beautiful water 💦. Perhaps not a more peaceful, serene scene than watching and hearing the sound of waterfalls. Here is one of those majestic beauties, on full display: youtube.com/shorts/ySAnpt75Vf4
Doesn’t it look heavenly? 😃 I could go see this waterfall again. This is Kahuna Falls which is located in the Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. It was so exciting hiking 🥾 to this beautiful location. Rules of the park do not allow you to hike down to the waterfall but to observe it from a lookout point which is where I am standing while looking at this beautiful wonder of nature!
One thing to consider when visiting this park is that it is definitely at a higher mountain elevation. If you have not visited the mountains before, it takes a different type of conditioning – which you will notice as you hike there. I found myself huffing and puffing after hiking a short while.
I hope that you enjoy the above video. It gives you a glimpse of the beauty that is found there at the Akaka Falls State Park.
Akaka Falls is truly a natural wonder😎! Here is the link: youtube.com/shorts/uylSTMu2x2E
This waterfall is located in Hilo, Hawaii and it is so beautiful 😻! Cannot believe that I got to stand that close to the waterfall. It is truly incredible. No other experience could possibly come close to this great feeling. This is one of those memories that is permanently burned into your brain forever 😂! Certainly memories you can share with your grandchildren.
If waterfalls are your thing, consider the Big Island of Hawaii for your next island adventure. You only live once, and if you do it right, once is enough 😂
Take a look at the beautiful Akaka Falls in Hilo, Hawaii 👉youtube.com/shorts/-HGxvG8xb_s
If you have never seen an up close version of a waterfall, feel free to check this video out! It is such an amazing wonder. I totally enjoyed the experience of visiting Akaka State Park in Hilo, Hawaii. One of the best sights that I have ever witnessed.
Hope that you enjoy the video. Feel free to leave a comment if you do – thank you! 😃
Sometimes you just cannot stick to the rivers and lakes that you are used to, so you go chasing waterfalls 😂 Here is my epic adventure of doing just that right here: 👉youtube.com/shorts/spWNXckA7Jk
One of the best experiences of my life was here seeing Akaka Falls for the first time. It is definitely worth the hour and 30 minutes that I spent driving in the mountains of Hilo Hawaii to find the Akaka Falls State Park! 😀
It was a rainy day that day but I am forever grateful that I took the trek there to be able to capture this little piece of heaven on earth. I have wrote in this blog previously and I still maintain, if you have never had the experience of seeing a waterfall, do yourself a favor and find a place to see it. You will be so glad that you did.