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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” (226 reviews)
“easy access” (141 reviews)
“nice waterfall” (86 reviews)
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was a last stop before heading to the airport in Hilo. It's fairly easy to find. It's free. Takes about 10 minutes. Please, please do NOT go past the barriers and climb out onto the lava rock. I saw so many people and children...More

Thank MelandGeo
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Rainbow falls is easy to get to and free parking. Add it to your visit of Hilo. Come early and you may see a rainbow. We didn't see a good one the day we were there.

Thank Lester T
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Unfortunately, we were there on a rainy day with a dark sky and the waterfall was just average. We view the waterfall from the bottom and climbed to the top. The walk is easy.

Thank Penny37357
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Such a nice waterfall when the flow is right and it was when we were there) and so close to the road. great parking and so accessible,

Thank Baxie
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were here late afternoon and didn't see any rainbows. Disappointed! Maybe try earlier in the day when the sun is higher in the sky.

Thank April G
Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you are only going to see one waterfall in Hawaii, this is the one. It's large. It's located right in the middle of Hilo and has a parking lot right next to it. You can walk up to the top of the falls. And...More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

If you're in Hilo take a quick drive up the hill. The falls are right at the car park. The rainbow is viewed beat by walking up to the left towards the fall.

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

No hiking to enjoy this beautiful site. You can climb stairs to reach the top of the falls. Nice lawn to picnic on too.

Thank michelle w
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Good access and parking. Easy access from car. There are also boiling pots heres. Popular with local children. Lots of tropical trees.

Thank FamilymanDoug
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We saw the rainbow next to the waterfall and read its due to the time of day. Come in the morning of a sunny day if you can. The little trail with beautiful trees is worth enjoying as well.

Thank atwoodexplores
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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.