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“beautiful area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #15 of 33 Attractions in Hilo
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
Dallas, Texas
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“beautiful area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stopped off at Rainbow Falls from a recommendation from a friend. So glad we did! The falls themselves were beautiful. Be sure to go early in the day in order to see rainbows. There was a very cool banyan tree just up the path from the falls. This was as great as the actual waterfall, so don't skip it! Watch out for mosquitoes if you go into the woods.

Visited December 2012
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“Fabulous Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Rainbow Falls is always beautiful, year-round, although most Hawaii waterfalls are superior in the rainy winter months.

Visited June 2012
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“My favorite living Tree”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The falls are beautiful to watch. If there is a tour bus just wait as they will leave shortly. Take the stairs up and into the forest. The path opens up to look onto a giant tree that must have a fairy or two in it. Go after a rain to see the falls swell.

Visited June 2012
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“Very pretty falls but nothing special by Hawaii standards.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We were there on a loooooong tour, so we were a little tired by the time we got there. And then it started raining.

The falls are very pretty. Nice setting. If we had stayed in Hilo, it certainly would have been higher on my list. But 8 hours into the circle tour, it was just nice.

Visited November 2012
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“Boring Falls - great tree!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The Falls are right in the parking lot by a main road. The water was dark brown. Not very glamorous. But, to the left of the Falls is the most incredible, huge old, Banyan tree!! You can climb up in the tree and get lost. It was awesome! However... don't make a trip to Hilo just for the falls! Hilo looks like it was just hit by a tsunami and it's full of homelss and crazy people.

Visited December 2012
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