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Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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All reviews viewing area rainbow falls close to downtown lush tropical vegetation path leads the main attraction downtown hilo mother nature picnic tables beautiful waterfall short walk pots cooling pe restrooms rapids trail
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cool views of the fall and boiling pots, but not hiking or anything like that. Come here if you have some time to kill in Hilo, or if you don't plan on seeing any other falls on your trip! Akaka falls dwarfs the one here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This is a very nice, small state park which i quite close to downtown Hilo. The main attraction of the park are the 80 foot high Rainbow Falls which I would recommend anyone in or near Hilo to see. They are easily accessible by a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Beautiful waterfall, amazing peaceful to unwind and just look at the beauty. You can also walk up a path and view the waterfall from above. Free parking

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank txbrowneyes04
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A must destination while in Hilo! Wonderful scenery, flowers, and excellent views of the falls. Save room for lots of pictures.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stulevin
Reviewed 22 July 2018

These are the same park but separate locations to drive to. Both have restrooms and parking. The Boiling Pots are much less crowded.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank katmai8
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Close to the downtown area this was a stop on the Hop-on Hop-off bus. The main attraction of the park are the 80 foot high Rainbow Falls. They are easily accessible by a very short walk from the parking lot and a path leads to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 10 April 2018

My wife and I picked the cruise excursion that brought us here. The Wailuku River runs 18 miles and ends in the Hilo Bay. There are two landmarks at this park, although they are two miles apart. They are Rainbow Falls, named for the rainbow...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Very nice park, Rainbow Falls was one of our favorites. Not far from downtown Hilo. Check out both of the viewing areas.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RonInKelowna
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had no problems finding the main attractions at Wailuku River State Park - Pe’epe’e Falls, Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls. From downtown Hilo we followed Waiānuenue Avenue. The state park has great viewing areas for the falls and boiling pots. Parking and restrooms are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Not far to walk, nice place to enjoy nature, picnic tables are found. Lots of trees, flowers galore. The falls are beautiful and energetic. Lots of parking and there is washrooms.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lakecomo16
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Response from Vincent S | Reviewed this property |
You would be able at Rainbow Falls because there is a ramp that goes to the top viewing area. The lower walkway would be obstructed by the retaining wall. Boiling Pots and Pe'e P'e'e Falls I am not so sure of. I cannot... More
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