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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy access” (144 reviews)
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday

The walk from the parking lot to the falls viewing point is barely 2 minutes. There is a restroom in the parking lot, but a busload of people had just arrived, so there was a longgg line :) We couldn't see a significant enough rainbow...More

Thank Booklover F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very close to Hilo. The falls was very easy to get to, only steps away from the parking. You can also climb up to better viewing platforms. I recomend climbing to the river bed above the falls for better views up and down the river....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s not the most spectacular sight on the Big Island, but it’s worth it if you are anywhere near Hilo. The waterfall is pretty and there was lots of water volume when we were there, making it an impressive sight. The viewpoints are accessible and...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Short easy route to a lovely waterfall for anyone (very ADA accessible)! It can be rather low flow if rainfall has been minimal in the previous few days or weeks. The banyan tree at the top of the waterfall area in magnificent! The tree adds...More

Thank dmnurse2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great waterfall with a beautiful pool at the bottom, compositional perfection for photographers and you can shoot at 100 feet from the parking lot.

Thank Daryl-Hunter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we were at the falls done people gave disrespect and climbed where they shouldn’t have been. Beware where your children go. You need to go during sunny times in order to see the rainbows to it. Still a very pretty waterfall.

Thank Darla B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small park with a charming water fall that you can view from several levels. I was told there was a hike (long climb up stairs with a hand rail) to a spot where the water appears to be boiling, but there were...More

Thank Jerri T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a national holiday, so a bit crowded. Fairly well kept state park and close to downtown Hilo, so easy to do with limited time. No rainbows to be seen when we were there, however. 😕

Thank Lou G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Talk about great photos and absolutely beautiful scenery! Easy hike gets you great views. It is in the town of Hilo so no serious walking involved and just glorious views

Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best falls on the big island. Good for swimming in the puddles at the top next to the waterfall. Great for photography and amazing trees good for climbing

Thank Chrisinda M
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24 March 2017|
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Response from ladyinthehills | Reviewed this property |
No, way too far for most people.
2 May 2016|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour bus but you can easily rent a car and drive to the sights.
11 September 2015|
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Response from Tnvball | Reviewed this property |
You are correct on both accounts.