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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (250 reviews)
“easy access” (160 reviews)
“close to town” (51 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 250 reviews
"easy access"
in 160 reviews
"close to town"
in 51 reviews
"banyan trees"
in 118 reviews
"nice waterfall"
in 98 reviews
"easy stop"
in 33 reviews
"viewing area"
in 82 reviews
"pretty waterfall"
in 46 reviews
"walk up"
in 37 reviews
"sunny day"
in 42 reviews
"tour buses"
in 52 reviews
"few steps"
in 34 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 34 reviews
"nice stop"
in 41 reviews
"downtown hilo"
in 63 reviews
"short drive"
in 33 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful large water fall in Hilo. If you walk up the stairs, you can see some rather large banyan trees which are quite picturesque. Note that the outlook is handicapped accessible. This is free and there was plenty of parking. You will likely only spend...More

Thank tinaNtravel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped along with other tourists. The falls are beautiful. If you go to the upper platform you can see down the river.

Thank Nina E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rainbow Falls is a super easy place to see a beautiful waterfall, especially if you aren't able to hike other trails to see other places. You can just park a d walk right up to it for a beautiful view. If you are able, take...More

Thank April H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rainbow falls is an easy waterfall to visit if you are in Hilo. It is an easy walk and a beautiful view!

Thank anna4383
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another must see on this beautiful island. The power and the amount of water going over the falls just made it a spectacular view. Well worth the drive along the way to Hilo and other attractions.

Thank BrownSkid
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide stoped here & it was a real treat... easy access even with walkers to the lower view. You also have the option to view from the top!

Thank Russ J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The falls is right next to the parking lot. You just park, walk 50 steps and you're there. It's quite beautiful and a great photo opportunity. You can walk a bit higher to see them from the top but it was pouring rain so we...More

Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrive early to see spray from water create the rainbow effect. wild chickens all around. Be sure to climb the trail on the left side of the falls to get to the top.

Thank kmc m
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Reviewed 6 days ago

easy to get to from Hilo. beautiful v shaped waterfall.you can park and walk to viewing area and get up close to overlook side of waterfall also.

Thank moebysrush
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you actually go on a day when the rainbows are visible it may be worth the view. But really it's just an anticlimactic waterfall and not the best on the island.

Thank AbbyRL
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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 Cleo L | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed nor advisable as sudden upslope floods wash people away!
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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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