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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” (235 reviews)
“easy access” (146 reviews)
“nice waterfall” (91 reviews)
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Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-961-9540
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"parking lot"
in 235 reviews
"easy access"
in 146 reviews
"nice waterfall"
in 91 reviews
"close to town"
in 47 reviews
"banyan tree"
in 65 reviews
"easy stop"
in 29 reviews
"pretty waterfall"
in 45 reviews
"viewing area"
in 74 reviews
"walk up"
in 31 reviews
"sunny day"
in 39 reviews
"tour buses"
in 51 reviews
"few steps"
in 33 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 32 reviews
"downtown hilo"
in 59 reviews
"short drive"
in 31 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 34 reviews
"the big island"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pretty falls and plants, good parking and a good place to visit when it's not pouring rain. Good restrooms as well as tables for picnickers, too.

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I could tell that this would be so beautiful when it isn't raining. Unfortunately, it was pouring so there weren't any rainbows. Make sure to pack a rain coat of some sort and bring an umbrella when going to Hilo - you can't predict the...More

Thank DIELLE
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was rainy and the water was brown when we visited. The falls are nice to see if you happen to be in the area. Parking is plentiful and free.

Thank IWork2TravelUSA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although there was no rainbow when we visited Rainbow Falls, it was a beautiful site with an abundance of lush tropical vegetation. There are clean restrooms, plenty of parking and an easy path to view the falls.

Thank Ruth T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Neat place. Super easy to get to. Not much of a hike though. Needs trail maintenance. And a few picnic tables.

Thank heatherlL3917OE
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here while on tour, not much to see. Nice falls, beautiful foliage. Bathrooms, uneven terrain.

Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Free limited parking. Walk 50 feet and you’re there. Beautiful twin falls with big cave behind. Go in morning for rainbows if sunny.

Thank 84jimd
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of waterfalls on the east side of the island but this is one of the most accessible as well as beautiful. But be warned, that also means that it can be very busy especially on cruise ship days. Don’t forget to...More

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for some beautiful photos. Easy access and easy to get to for handicap persons as well. Jews are gorgeous. Morning sun is best.

Thank jfox55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short drive from Hilo, this combines with Boiling Pots just up the road to make a couple nice parks to see waterfalls.

Thank agolddog
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Ruben O
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Response from eva r | Reviewed this property |
anytime I think but in daytime
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March 23, 2017|
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Response from ladyinthehills | Reviewed this property |
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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.
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