TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.


*ads are disabled when logged in as a member*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 24 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. TUG is trying out a new program that will trade you a TUG membership for a Timeshare resort review if you are an expired member, or even just a guest here on the forums!

    Read more here
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  7. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice

Big Island waterfalls?

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by mapsd, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. mapsd

    mapsd Guest

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2017
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Staying at King's Land & will have a car.
    Would love to get suggestions for scenic waterfalls that don't require more than a short hike to get to?
     
  2. Luanne

    Luanne TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    9,943
    Likes Received:
    755
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Location:
    New Mexico
    In the Hilo area Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls should both meet that requirement.

    You won't find any waterfalls in the area where you are staying as that is the dry side of the island.
     
  3. tompalm

    tompalm TUG Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,671
    Likes Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    233
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    The more rain, the bigger the water fall is. So try and go the day after a big rain hits that area.
     
  4. presley

    presley TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    5,489
    Likes Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Akaka Falls is great. It can be very cold over there so make sure you bring extra clothes.
     
  5. Luanne

    Luanne TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    9,943
    Likes Received:
    755
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Location:
    New Mexico
    What do you consider very cold?

    We've found it can get cold up by the volcano, in the evenings, but not in the Hilo area during the day.
     
  6. lockewong

    lockewong TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    Resorts Owned:
    MOC, Marriott Kauai Beach Club, HGVC Sea World, Tahoe Seasons
    Akaka Falls is great. Short hike. Reasonable parking fee. It can also be muggy and watch for the mosquitoes since it is on the rain forest side of the Big Island.
     
  7. rgong

    rgong TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    NJ
    Make sure to hike the *full loop* at Akaka falls state park, and take your time. You will be rewarded with other, smaller water falls along the way there (or back, depending on which way you go first). The natural growth of the rain forest was also fascinating (at least for nature geeks like us). Get some good bug repellent and you should be fine.
     

Share This Page