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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (211 reviews)
“easy access” (125 reviews)
“boiling pots” (109 reviews)
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very easy to get to and accessible for those who are not able to walk far, just off the parking lot. Saw it after heavy rains and it was spectacular.

Thank rucherrio
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lovely waterfall; I can stand there forever watching the water coming down into the gorge. Rainbows not visible when it's cloudy out, though.

Thank moral12
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not too many towns have a waterfall in them. A parking lot is within close walking distance to view the falls. The area is lush and green. We walked up the walkway, not wheelchair accessible, to get a good view from the top. If you...More

Thank gardendry
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the view and it was an easy walk. Not as much work as the other falls in the area but worth stopping.

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is an easy Falls to see. Right off the road and very pretty. Access to some good photos too. You can climb up a short steep walk/stairs if you want for a view from the top but it isn't necessary to get a good...More

Thank ssucy
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It had rained every day so the water was a bit brown...but that's nature! Very easy to get to by car and a quick walk to see the waterfall...quite nice!

Thank GrayNomadsBrisbane
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you go here, after checking out the beautiful waterfall make sure you take the walk to the top and check out the amazing trees. It is like stepping into a fairy tale. I am not sure if I like the waterfall or the trees...More

1  Thank deblwise
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went in September and weren't sure what the volume of water would be like, but we were unaware of the rainfall difference between the 2 sides of the big island. Easy access, the stairs are a bit rough but a fairly easy climb with...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The entry road to Rainbow Falls isn't clearly marked, so just turn when Google Maps tells you to! Rainbow Falls has no admission fee. Once you park, you'll have a steep walk up some stairs to become level with the fall. However, there are multiple...More

Thank Daina R
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The walk is short and easy for anyone. There is a walk through the forest which leads you down to the top of the falls for a better look. But be safe!!! The rainbows were in full sight the day we were there.

Thank EkkH1202
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23 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.
10 September 2015|
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Response from Tnvball | Reviewed this property |
You are correct on both accounts.