We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
89
All photos (89)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
25°
17°
Oct
25°
17°
Nov
25°
16°
Dec
Contact
Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Website
+1 808-587-0400
Call
Ways to Experience Wailuku River State Park
from US$ 274.00
More Info
from US$ 481.29
More Info
from US$ 166.67
More Info
Reviews (87)
Filter reviews
79 results
Traveller rating
31
28
14
6
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
31
28
14
6
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews viewing area rainbow falls lush tropical vegetation close to downtown few stairs downtown hilo mother nature picnic tables short walk beautiful waterfall pots cooling pe rapids trail upstream lore
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 79 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Thank Lakecomo15
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Within 2 miles of each other are three easily accessible sites that include nearby parking for those with mobility issues. The first is Peepee Falls and immediately after is the boiling pots rapids. Drive 1.6 miles to the next parking lot go see the Rainbow...More

1  Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This beautiful park is a wonderful place steeped in Hawaiian legend and lore. Great for picnics and gentle hiking and picnicking (bring bug repellant!!!). The Hawaiians named this river "Wailuku" (Destruction Waters) for a reason - the river is deadly! "No swimming" signs are posted....More

3  Thank HulaRider
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 nearby hotels
Dolphin Bay
706 reviews
3.42 km away
Waiakea Villas
22 reviews
4.94 km away
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
2,072 reviews
5.75 km away
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
1,018 reviews
5.96 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,014 nearby restaurants
Moon and Turtle
302 reviews
3.60 km away
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo
241 reviews
3.53 km away
Conscious Culture Cafe & Big Island Booch Kombucha
120 reviews
3.55 km away
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine
146 reviews
3.51 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,139 nearby attractions
Rainbow Falls
3,277 reviews
.00 km away
Native Hawaiian Lava
51 reviews
.74 km away
Pe'epe'e Falls
102 reviews
1.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
StLTravelers314
31 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes