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Rainbow Falls

Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (244 reviews)
“easy access” (155 reviews)
“banyan trees” (117 reviews)
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Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-961-9540
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"parking lot"
in 244 reviews
"easy access"
in 155 reviews
"banyan trees"
in 117 reviews
"nice waterfall"
in 96 reviews
"close to town"
in 49 reviews
"easy stop"
in 33 reviews
"pretty waterfall"
in 46 reviews
"viewing area"
in 77 reviews
"walk up"
in 34 reviews
"sunny day"
in 42 reviews
"tour buses"
in 51 reviews
"few steps"
in 33 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 33 reviews
"nice stop"
in 40 reviews
"downtown hilo"
in 60 reviews
"short drive"
in 33 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

The waterfall is in the town of Hilo - we walked from the downtown region and it took about 30 minutes one-way. The parking lot was crowded and there were many people at the falls. A view of the falls is easily accessible by anyone....More

Thank VGTravelGirl
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great hidden place to explore with a family. Very muddy ground at the top near around the trail to the large tree.

Thank Shaun M
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Reviewed yesterday

From downtown Hilo, easy 5 mile drive to visit this 80 foot tall and can be up to 100 foot wide waterfall (depending on recent rainfall totals) . Ample area to park and easy 50 foot walk up a path to the viewing platform overlooking...More

Thank 44statesandcounting
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful stop even in the rain. At the top of the falls is an amazing forest worth a look. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank Moyer53
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn't expect the waterfall to be so easily accessible. Only a few minutes from town. The falls can be seen from the carpark so even if you don't want to get out of the car at least driveby.

Thank stacey9999
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of water and recent rains made it muddy but still a neat waterfall. Parking can be a little bit of a problem.

Thank N5110LTpauls
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rainbow Falls is an awesome location. One can stand at the bridge looking up at the falls and just marvel as long as your heart desires. On the other hand, a trail exists to the side of the falls, and a nice hike can be...More

Thank SunshineGirlCA
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice waterfall .. free parking .. VERY short walk to see the falls. We didn't walk up to the top ... don't really think the view would be worth it. they recommend going early better chance of seeing rainbows. We've been here few times but...More

Thank chattygirl7491
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome falls. Lucky we got to see the rainbow. Did this tour from NCL. Easy to walk around and great views from the bottom and from the top.

Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The day we went the Rain storm really had the falls stirred up and muddy ,but it takes just minutes to get there and is free so if you are in Hilo it would be a shame not to see it. We were with people...More

Thank simpleyme
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Theresa01010101010
14 April 2018|
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Response from Kaffy14 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no, you cannot get into the waterfall, close but that's it. Lots of spots to take picture though.
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Theresa01010101010
14 April 2018|
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Response from jgluv2travel | Reviewed this property |
You go up a staircase and climb over rocks to see the falls from the top, I did not see a trail leading to the base of the falls.
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Medha H
9 April 2018|
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Response from james628 | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 3:00pm in the afternoon and it was very good. The parking lot is small and can be a challenge. We waited for someone else to leave before we could park but it was not too long. Plan on spending about... More
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