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Wailuku River State Park

Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-587-0400
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Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-587-0400
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"viewing area"
in 8 reviews
"rainbow falls"
in 35 reviews
"lush tropical vegetation"
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"close to downtown"
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"few stairs"
in 2 reviews
"downtown hilo"
in 3 reviews
"mother nature"
in 2 reviews
"short walk"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 2 reviews
"pots"
in 38 reviews
"cooling"
in 37 reviews
"pe"
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"rapids"
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"trail"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must destination while in Hilo! Wonderful scenery, flowers, and excellent views of the falls. Save room for lots of pictures.

Thank stulevin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are the same park but separate locations to drive to. Both have restrooms and parking. The Boiling Pots are much less crowded.

Thank katmai8
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Close to the downtown area this was a stop on the Hop-on Hop-off bus. The main attraction of the park are the 80 foot high Rainbow Falls. They are easily accessible by a very short walk from the parking lot and a path leads to...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

My wife and I picked the cruise excursion that brought us here. The Wailuku River runs 18 miles and ends in the Hilo Bay. There are two landmarks at this park, although they are two miles apart. They are Rainbow Falls, named for the rainbow...More

1  Thank WorldTravelers34
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Very nice park, Rainbow Falls was one of our favorites. Not far from downtown Hilo. Check out both of the viewing areas.

Thank RonInKelowna
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

We had no problems finding the main attractions at Wailuku River State Park - Pe’epe’e Falls, Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls. From downtown Hilo we followed Waiānuenue Avenue. The state park has great viewing areas for the falls and boiling pots. Parking and restrooms are...More

1  Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Not far to walk, nice place to enjoy nature, picnic tables are found. Lots of trees, flowers galore. The falls are beautiful and energetic. Lots of parking and there is washrooms.

Thank Lakecomo15
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Within 2 miles of each other are three easily accessible sites that include nearby parking for those with mobility issues. The first is Peepee Falls and immediately after is the boiling pots rapids. Drive 1.6 miles to the next parking lot go see the Rainbow...More

1  Thank loveDCA
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This beautiful park is a wonderful place steeped in Hawaiian legend and lore. Great for picnics and gentle hiking and picnicking (bring bug repellant!!!). The Hawaiians named this river "Wailuku" (Destruction Waters) for a reason - the river is deadly! "No swimming" signs are posted....More

3  Thank HulaRider
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

No need to hike way into a park to see the attraction here. Just a short walk and if you want go way up to rop and into the woods a little bit is a huge banyan tree forest.

Thank Maurice T
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StLTravelers314
March 30, 2016|
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Response from Vincent S | Reviewed this property |
You would be able at Rainbow Falls because there is a ramp that goes to the top viewing area. The lower walkway would be obstructed by the retaining wall. Boiling Pots and Pe'e P'e'e Falls I am not so sure of. I cannot... More
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