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Wailuku River State Park

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Address: Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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5 minutes from Hilo

Nice falls and Banyan trees all surrounded by tropical forest just minutes from downtown Hilo, take your time to walk the trails and watch the ponds over the falls, we saw people... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
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Colorado Spring
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice waterfalls but not as accessible as others. You can get closer with other ones in the area. Nice photo spot.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice falls and Banyan trees all surrounded by tropical forest just minutes from downtown Hilo, take your time to walk the trails and watch the ponds over the falls, we saw people swimming there (in our previous visit) and looks like an awesome thing to do if you dare!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

You can hike up to the top of the falls, see the banyan tree or simply take pictures at the view point. Don't try to take selfies when at the cliffs edge.

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Orange County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The water falls and the sound was just so awesome. Trees look like a post card. The entire setting looks like a National Geographic magazine add the sound to it and actually being there, tough to beat. Could spend the entire day there. Free parking, not to be missed.

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New Market, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Really enjoyed just driving around Hilo and finding places to stop and site see. This was one of them.

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Haiku, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is another part of the famous Wailuku River.....also very beautiful....with waterfalls and small pools of water.....great restrooms that are clean.....lush tropical location

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Kansas
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

beautiful park, water falls and river. lush tropical vegetation and public restrooms. You can climb up to the overlook and get some good vies.

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Easy access by bus or car and walking distance for the physically fit from down town Hilo. There is a trail to the top of the falls with clearly marked signs not to climb on the rock walls or too close to the slippery edge of the falls. It is fortunate that his site is only about a miles from... More 

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Visited on a drizzly day so there was plenty of water flowing, but not a lot of tourists. Was able to get some nice, unobstructed pictures.

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Just up the road from Rainbow Falls are the Boiling Pots and some other falls. A large parking area (not shaded), some restrooms and a fenced in viewing area with lots of signage about the dangers of going past the fencing. Pretty, pleasant nowhere as inspiring or breathtaking as Rainbow Falls (perhaps why there are 36 reviews here and 1,500... More 

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