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“Waterless Falls” 2 of 5 stars
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Rainbow Falls
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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“Waterless Falls”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

A 2-day drought was evident at Rainbow Falls. There was no water flowing over the falls. I have visited Rainbow Falls many times but this visit was a first due to the lack of water. Upstream is Boiling Pots...also very dry.

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“Not worth going out of your way for unless it's been raining”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were there in a dry period, so the falls were not much to look at. We were in Hilo already, and the falls are close to the parking area, so at least we didn't spend much time on it.

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“Beautiful falls close to Hilo centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Given you only need to drive 5 mins from Hilo centre to see these falls, that's not bad going. They are very picturesque and the walk up around the top side of the falls is simple and quick. Not the most spectacular of falls on the Hilo side of Big Island, head for Akaka for this, but a worthwhile visit. Just make sure you take the bug spray, the mozzies are vicious up on the trail.

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“Don't Waste Your Time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Visiting this so-called waterfall was a waste of time. There was no waterfall at all. The only thing to see is the huge banyon tree on the site. Skip it and go to Akaka Falls or one of the other waterfalls.

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“Where's the Waterfall?"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Rainbow Falls suffers from a sever water shortage. There was nothing to look at except for the huge banyon tree on the site. If you want to see a waterfall, don't waste your time going to this one, unless it rained 40 days and nights prior. I would rate it a zero if I could.

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