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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-961-9540
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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.

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Close Proximity to Hilo

These falls were very close to town. We got here in 10 minutes from downtown. Easy access and a quick look. It was a rainy day, but I imagine one would love to stay and take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

These falls were very close to town. We got here in 10 minutes from downtown. Easy access and a quick look. It was a rainy day, but I imagine one would love to stay and take pix with these falls in the background. Beautiful surroundings.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely location with the falls and walking trails above them. Depending on the time of day (location of sun) you may have to climb the stairs to the top of falls in order to see the rainbow caused by the mist. Admission is free.

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These falls easily accessible from Hilo and there are pretty views from the side and above. Access is fairly easy

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainbow Falls was one of the highlights of our trip. The falls and surrounding trees are beautiful and easy to access.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick and easy stop to see a beautiful set of falls. Definitely worth a quick stop while in Hilo for a visit.

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainbow Falls is beautiful...although the day we went there wasn't a rainbow reflection (due to the weather). There is beautiful lookouts, there is wheelchair accessibility, and other hiking if you feel inclined. We hiked to the top of the lookout as well as out onto the waterfall it's self. You should be experienced hikers to do this though, as it... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this one as I got to see my rainbow. Make sure to walk up steps to left of falls to see Banyan Tree. It was amazing too. Also view from top is different from below and often can see rainbow from the top.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Falls are just beautiful! The surprise at the top is a small Banyan Tree Forest. It is just magical!!! Spent more times among the mesmerizing forest than the falls!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the town of Hilo - this is an easy park to get to and it really is quite something to see. The trees are worth checking out and are easy to walk to (no elevation).

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great falls to see. Have to be at the right angle and right conditions to catch the rainbow but it is worth the time. Not a long walk -- enjoyed the views - great pictures.

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