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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” (224 reviews)
“easy access” (131 reviews)
“banyon tree” (27 reviews)
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Relaxing location near Hilo. Some short walks also available. Viewing platform and grassy SA pace available.

Thank Jared B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No entry or parking fee. Great for all ages and physical levels. Viewing area and a small trail you can take to climb the rocks. Some kids were swimming, water was fairly cool to the touch. Much more enjoyable than Akaka Falls, but smaller waterfalls.

Thank casey j
Reviewed 2 days ago

We called into Rainbow falls whilst on a tour and it was well worth the visit. It is an extremely busy place with masses of tour busses everywhere but in fairness you could still get a brilliant view and photographs of the falls. There are...More

Thank Lop65
Reviewed 3 days ago

An attraction very close to town, it's a big draw but underwhelming. A small parking lot but quick turnovers.

Thank SamVancouver
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Rainbow falls is just behind Hilo town area, pull up in car - no walking required. Can't go down - just a view point.

Thank janellep60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice area with many photo opportunities and there is also a area where you can do a short but very rugged hike to get closer to the fall. Just be very careful as it is very muddy and a lady from our ship fell and...More

Thank rshaneel
Reviewed 4 days ago

These falls are located right in Hilo which makes them popular and crowded. They do make for a pretty picture. You can take a path up to the top of the falls. I did not see the stairs going down that others have mentioned. There...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Depending on the time of year you go, there may be a lot of water or a little water coming over the falls. It's still beautiful, no matter. easy access. restrooms available.

Thank dad414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The falls are really lovely but the site is very very busy and not the easiest place to park. Tons of tour buses and coaches but that's the reason, the falls are very easily accessible from the roadside car park. Definitely worth a visit but...More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed 1 week ago

fanced with the tarace to take a picture. restrooms available. Worth to hike on the peak. Also recomend repelents.

Thank AlexaKPL
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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.