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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%
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Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to see this, but it’s definitely worth a stop if you’re in Hilo! It’s free, and easily accessible. We only spent about 30 minutes here, and felt that was more than enough time.

Thank MrsCain811
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice view of falls. Have to go in morning to actually see rainbow... based on sun position. Be sure to travel up to boiling pots after your visit and hit up Suisan for fresh poke for lunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

This fall is located close to Hilo and we could drive and park right in front of the fall. Even though we did not see the big rainbow, we did enjoy the walk-though the trail and get close to water. Also we took some very...More

Thank DavidL_2011
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Hilo, this is a must see. It is nearby and very accessible. There is a great viewing area and you can hike up to the top of the falls on stairs. If you go to the top continue on a little...More

Thank TomSchlagel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stop here on any trip to the Big Island. The falls is beautiful. Take the time to walk all through the park. It is beautiful.

Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy to get here and park. A little park to walk through and nice to get close to waterfall. Get some nice pictures!

Thank eva r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful falls. Easy parking and close to viewing area. Make sure you walk up the stairs to the left and check out the alternate view and trees.

Thank BZitek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The falls are great, but take the trail past the lookout to the HUGE banyan tree!!! All my kids (1/6/9) had a blast playing on it. Probably could have stayed there all morning.

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 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
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24 March 2017|
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Response from ladyinthehills | Reviewed this property |
No, way too far for most people.
1 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.