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Wailuku River State Park

Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-587-0400
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Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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"rainbow falls"
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"viewing area"
in 7 reviews
"lush tropical vegetation"
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"close to downtown"
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"parking lot"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"minute stop"
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"few stairs"
in 2 reviews
"mother nature"
in 2 reviews
"downtown hilo"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 2 reviews
"picnic tables"
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"short walk"
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"pots"
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"cooling"
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"pe"
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Just a mile away from Rainbow Falls further up Waianuenue Ave. is Boiling Pots at Wailuku River Stae Park. With lush tropical vegetation pretty much blocking the views of Boiling Pots, you can easily see Pe'epe'e Falls. There is free parking, an easy path to...More

Thank KLE2013
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here after doing a helicopter tour. There were only a few people here and you can just hike down to the bottom. Follow the warn down trails upstream and find a nice place to jump in. The current had a moderate flow...More

Thank andrewt105
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stopped here for Pe‘epe‘e Falls (boiling pots). I didn't see anything boiling, but there was some kind of slime and debris in the water so I was amazed that there were people swimming in there. The falls were not the best we've seen, but...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The park is nice as are the views of the river and upstream falls - BUT there are no boiling pots. There is a thermal interface with the ground water that results in hot/warm water in the river but you will not see anything that...More

1  Thank L2698ICjamesh
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Site of "Boiling Pots" and Pe'epe'e Falls. Beautiful view of the river and volcanic formations but heed signs warning against going down to swim in the "pots." I believe someone slipped, falling into the river, hit his head and was critically injured in late July,...More

Thank Judi C
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Wailuku River is the longest river in Hawaii, 28 miles, and also is the source for Rainbow Falls. The State Park contains the lower reach of the river.

Thank GPBurdell67
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Twice recently I went to Boiling Pots with cousins & kids for swimming / diving. It's one of Hilo's best swimming holes. The water was calm when we were there. Beware that it can become very dangerous, as it's name suggests. There are several access...More

Thank Cliff C
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Beautiful waterfall outside of Hilo. We had some difficulty finding the place. We prefer Rainbow Fall and Akaka Fall better --- closer to town, easier to find, and just as beautiful if not more.

Thank GoldAdventure
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The group that jumped the fence and were swimming up by the Falls had the right idea. If I ever go back I am doing the same thing. Standing there with your thumb in your butt looking at things from the far distance is lame.

Thank glcwhistler .
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Easy stroll up to see this waterfall and worth it for a beautiful photo shot. The Island is covered with beauty!

Thank 132Karen132
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StLTravelers314
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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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