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Wailuku River State Park

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Wailuku River State Park

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Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.
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Don H wrote a review Mar 2020
Georgetown, Canada99 contributions14 helpful votes
An easy drive past Hilo will bring you to the Rainbow falls and Boiling Pots overlooks. Each are only minutes from the free car park. Well worth a picture visit or casual picnic.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Travel Life💕 wrote a review Feb 2020
Turlock, California893 contributions145 helpful votes
This is part of PeePee Falls and boiling pots. This feeds the Rainbow Falls. Again the history lesson on the signs at the River were very interesting,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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wohdonkey wrote a review Feb 2020
Newark, Ohio1,886 contributions116 helpful votes
We saw both Rainbow Falls and The Boiling Pots inside this state park. Both have parking lots which create easy walking access to both of these sights. We did not see a rainbow at Rainbow Falls but the falls were pretty. If you take the steps to the top of the falls there is a cool wooded area to walk in as well. We also went to the Boiling Pots but the water level must have been low because there wasn’t much boiling going on. We could see Peepee falls in the distance. Both of these areas are quick and easy spots to visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Michael B wrote a review Jan 2020
Bellflower, California15,297 contributions360 helpful votes
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Sitting in the middle of a residential area, about one and a half miles above Waianuenue falls (Rainbow falls) is the Boiling pots (Pe ‘epe ‘e Falls "pronounced Peh-eh Peh-eh”) Wailuku State Park open 9:00am-6:00pm. It is just a short drive from Hilo and easy for the old or handicap to enjoy. There is lots of parking and its free. With an easy ramp for those that need it to the observation point. Where there are also a couple of explanation boards full of local knowledge and history, well worth the read. The park is a section of the 18-mile-long Wailuku River, the second longest river in Hawaii and it flows along the line where lava from both Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea meet. The river cut a gorge in the two lava flows, and storm water causes the river to rises, and water in the terraced pools or “lava pots” to becomes turbulent and appears to be boiling. TIP: Warning, on a sunny day, do not be tempted to jump in for a swim. Flash floods can occur at any time, farther up the mountain. Many people have drowned in the river, after get sucked into and trapped in the long lava tubes and caves concealed underneath the water.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Nattysimps wrote a review Oct 2019
Bermuda3,732 contributions271 helpful votes
Beautiful park that houses Rainbow Falls. Probably one of the biggest waterfalls I saw while we were in Hawaii. It can get very busy. Beautiful gardens too.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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