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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (226 reviews)
“easy access” (141 reviews)
“nice waterfall” (86 reviews)
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday

A nice quick stop to view an extraordinary site. Do take the climb to the top of the falls if you can.

Thank lessieg2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice waterfall that is pretty to photograph and has a pool at the base of it where you can take a dip and cool down.

Thank tomtaylor2004
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice park like setting. Most pictures actually look better then fall them selves. Visit if your in the area worth the time.. Do not make a special trip. Better places to use your time

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw this from the top this time and is is so much more amazing. They had a lot of rain the week before so it was really falling. Beautiful view from the top!

Thank VolunteerMom4Life
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had bad luck with the weather when visiting Rainbow Falls - it was overcast and therefore the falls were nothing special. However, it is a super easy visit if you are in Hilo anyway.

Thank Xabbu
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s beautiful as it splits in two and you can see the rainbow lingering over it in the sunlight. Quite magnificent. At the top viewpoint you get closer to it and you can also enter the small Forrest with the spectacular trees of bayan definitely...More

Thank maloukrowicki
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easily accessed by car, this waterfall is well worth a visit. There is aclarge car park and the grounds are well tendered. We arrived late and didn't have time to walk unfortunately. Apparently there are good walks to the top and bottom of the falls....More

Thank MichaelC11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice falls. Definitely recommend seeing these falls while in Hilo. Easy walk, very nice surroundings.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This powerful waterfall is fully visible and only a few feet from the parking lot. It’s a quick stop not to be missed.

Thank DebbieMF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rainbow falls is very easily accessed from Hilo. It feels like it just out of the city main area and you just drop in off the main road and it’s there. There’s no lengthy drives to get there. The place is lovely with the Falls...More

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March 23, 2017|
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Response from ladyinthehills | Reviewed this property |
No, way too far for most people.
May 1, 2016|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour bus but you can easily rent a car and drive to the sights.
September 10, 2015|
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Response from Tnvball | Reviewed this property |
You are correct on both accounts.