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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
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Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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All reviews parking lot easy access close to town beautiful waterfall banyan trees easy stop viewing area walk up pretty waterfall tour buses sunny day few steps nice stop on the rocks downtown hilo short drive worth a stop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice waterfall just a short drive up the road from Hilo whose claim to fame is the beautiful rainbow ringing the rocky basin when the sun is just right. This place is really accessible as the waterfall is visible almost directly from the parking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in Hilo, stop by Rainbow Falls. We found it peaceful and pretty. But it certainly would not be high on my list to visit if I didn’t have the time. The falls is right off the parking lot, so it won’t take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barry L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Short walk from parking lot to a spectacular view of the falls. Appropriately named as you can capture shots of the rainbow. The boiling pots are in close proximity as well . We were greeted by some wild pigs...small and not aggressive, no worries there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M1702ROjudyh
Reviewed 5 days ago

When visiting Hilo, that lovely city on Hawai'i's Big Island, which looks like it has been caught in a 50's time warp, you must make a short side trip to see Rainbow Falls. This waterfall has inspired Hawaiian song and memories of the old Hawaiian...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael Denis M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even if you can’t get there in the morning (when the sun in the east makes rainbows possible with the falls in the background), this is still a nice place to stop. There is parking and paved wheel chair access to a viewing point. If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chesterjibowitz
Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't see a rainbow visiting mid-afternoon, but this was a very pretty, very easy stop with the view of the falls right by the parking lot. Be sure to go up the steps on the left and check out the fantastic trees at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kwbsf
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not too bad visiting after the New Years. There were still visitors but it wasn't too crowded. You do not have to walk too far to get a good view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pancho V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This waterfall is near town and easy to view with a small walk from parking lot. Very nice and beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alison R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very accessible by vehicle. Easy to see the falls, which are beautiful. We went on a day full of rain and it was amazing to see the power of the falls!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank niklaw86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy Access, right off the parking lot. You can also hike up a few stairs to see the top of the falls. We actually did see a rainbow. (I would think that is most easily done in the morning with a chance of light rain.)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lots of places for pics, but can't get to the waterfalls.
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