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Rainbow Falls

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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.

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Rainbow Falls

It's a pretty waterfall with easy access from parking lot to viewing area. If you feel like getting closer, you can walk up a trail. It's not a better vantage point though so it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is just a few minutes from Hilo. Easy stop for anyone and wheelchair friendly. Park and you can walk right over to see the falls. To the left of the falls there is a set of stairs you can take to see the upper part of the falls if you like. This was great and different view. Glad we... More 

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Riverbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here in the pouring rain! Nice waterfall and with the heavy rain was flowing from all angles. We are a grandma and grandpa and we did climb to the top of the falls. The view from there was not good at all. Best sen from the overlook

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a pretty waterfall with easy access from parking lot to viewing area. If you feel like getting closer, you can walk up a trail. It's not a better vantage point though so it's kind of a waste of time, but if you've been sitting on a tour bus or driving around in your rental car, it's a good walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice waterfall. Not big and doesn't require a lot of time. Restrooms are provided in the parking lot.

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Auburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful Falls in the heart of Hilo on the Big Island. Well worth a quick stop. Easy access and not even a hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This waterfall is very pretty and has a nice lookout for pictures. They also have a cute little shop that sells food and souvenirs near by.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We cycled around Hilo town and were brave enough to pedal uphill in traffic to Rainbow Falls on a very hot and steamy afternoon. It was well worth the effort to see these beautiful falls and explore the area to admire the tropical environment and impressive banyan trees and forest of tangled roots. A great visit plus the bonus of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This waterfall is very close to town, so why not stop? There are bathroom facilities. The falls are very pretty to look at. Follow the steps up for a nice view and stroll through the park. There are a couple of vantage points to view from.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful gem just minutes from bustling Hilo. If you're anywhere near Hilo this is a must visit stop. Try coming in the morning because the falls face east so the morning sun can present some really cool rainbows. There are facilities and ample parking at the falls overlook but you can take a trail to the left to take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After Akaka falls, this fall is also must to see. No cost for seeing, and not just the falls amazing but the fauna around it also. Like in a rainforrest. Free parking zone....

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