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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (244 reviews)
“easy access” (155 reviews)
“banyan trees” (117 reviews)
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Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-961-9540
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"parking lot"
in 244 reviews
"easy access"
in 155 reviews
"banyan trees"
in 117 reviews
"nice waterfall"
in 96 reviews
"close to town"
in 49 reviews
"easy stop"
in 33 reviews
"pretty waterfall"
in 46 reviews
"viewing area"
in 77 reviews
"walk up"
in 34 reviews
"sunny day"
in 42 reviews
"tour buses"
in 51 reviews
"few steps"
in 33 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 33 reviews
"nice stop"
in 40 reviews
"downtown hilo"
in 60 reviews
"short drive"
in 33 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pretty scenic waterfall with a short hike around the left tothe Banyan Tree. Worth the quick visit. Was raining when we went so although the actual rainbows eluded us still quite the view. I love the no swimming signs, which means some bozo has tried.

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Principally to take pics. On the way to Akaka Falls which is far more dynamic and interesting. Nice to visit if the sun is out so you can see the rainbow!! Park, shoot and leave. Bathroom here but don’t plan on taking more than 15...More

Thank DocArch65
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy to get to. Photogenic. Very easy coast Hawaii. Why not go? And there is a bathroom and a steep little hike up if you want a different vantage point.

Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A really easy beautiful view! A lovely place to get a look at some of Hilo’s natural beauty without having to go far. The waterfall is great to look at, and there is a staircase to look at it the waterfall from the top. Easy...More

Thank Sidney D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice spot ~10 mins from the Hilo airport and easily accessible by car. A few stairs take you to the top of the lookout point which has the best view of the waterfall

Thank L D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This park is really close to a main road and parking is pretty good. The Fall is very nice and the park has a rainforest atmosphere.

Thank smittay2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful waterfall. Several different viewing areas for most people. Walk up to the top for the best view.

Thank Aaron P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

water falls in the middle of the city. They say you can walk there, but it is quite a long walk. take the bus or hop off hop on. It is small compared to a lot of falls but very beautiful non the less. Great...More

Thank CENSINA M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is close to falls. Walk a small distance and you have a great view of the falls. To the left of the falls there’s some stairs to get to the top of the waterfall. Great views and so worth the drive into Hilo

Thank Gena B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access to a beautiful waterfall. Frequent rainbows and beautiful flowers, as well. There is a convenient parking lot and it is easy to find. A "must do" for your list.

Thank MMcW5
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Theresa01010101010
13 April 2018|
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Response from Kaffy14 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no, you cannot get into the waterfall, close but that's it. Lots of spots to take picture though.
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Theresa01010101010
13 April 2018|
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Response from Cleo L | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed nor advisable as sudden upslope floods wash people away!
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Medha H
8 April 2018|
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Response from james628 | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 3:00pm in the afternoon and it was very good. The parking lot is small and can be a challenge. We waited for someone else to leave before we could park but it was not too long. Plan on spending about... More
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