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Off Waianuenue Avenue, Wailuku River State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews rainbow falls water level small falls lookout point quick stop follow the signs parking lot lava rock short walk heavy rain easy access worth a visit state park hilo area cooling river restrooms
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beauty is tremendous. Just dow the street from Rainbow Falls. This is a great combination to feel the rivers beauty.One spot to look at this and 30 minutes you'll be done. One can see the falls and the rivers power. Bathrooms are there and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while following the gypsy guide tour around Hilo. Lovely little stop and nice water feature. While we were there, the police were fining people for going into the closed area “all for a photo” so follow the signs or risk a fine!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Zoe_JL
Reviewed May 7, 2019

There is a really nice little park at the Boiling Pots, this could be a great place for a picnic lunch. The view from the overlook is OK, and the information on the signs is interesting. It's close to Hilo so worth checking out if...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

I have been several times now. If the water level is down it is relatively anticlimactic. But it is a very short walk and worth a look. If there has been recent rain, it’s definitely more impressive. I have never seen it in full rage,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

If you go to Rainbow Falls drive up the road and stop in at the Boiling Pots as well. Beautiful location.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dewaynev2017
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Good parking and a restroom, from there a short walk up to the railing viewpoint. The views were nice but no apparent access or hiking trails. Certainly an easy viewpoint to add-on when visiting the popular rainbow falls

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cctkMiller
Reviewed April 4, 2019

This is an interesting rapids area with a story that ties into the legend of Rainbow Falls. Both are relatively easy to reach and worth the stop!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed April 1, 2019

We viewed the falls and river from above,with some local friends.The water was fairly low and calm, but we could see the depth that the river rose to in rain,and realized the danger that would be there to an unsuspecting swimmer.The water looks so inviting,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary M
Reviewed March 22, 2019

The "pots" weren't actively boiling when we were there, but since we were so close and it's likely the only time we'll ever be in the Hilo area, I'm not sorry we stopped to check out the site. More interesting to me were the palm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

I've been to boiling pots numerous times, but on this visit with my in-laws in our rental car, we were out of the vehicle for less than 10 minutes within view of the parking lot (our vehicle appropriately parked in first handicapped stall) and our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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