Wailuku River State Park

Wailuku River State Park, Hilo: Hours, Address, Wailuku River State Park Reviews: 4/5

Wailuku River State Park
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State Parks • Bodies of Water • Waterfalls
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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Lorraine S
10 contributions
Nice quick overlook
Aug 2021
Nice quick over look located minutes from downtown hilo. Good spot to take some great vacation photos
Written August 26, 2021
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Colleen C
Middleton, WI233 contributions
Beautiful falls right off the road!
Jan 2021
My husband and I love waterfalls, and this one we found rather by accident. It is right off the road (there is a small area to pull off), and it is just beautiful! You can watch it continue on both sides of the bridge. Nice little stop.
Written January 26, 2021
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Don H
Georgetown, Canada100 contributions
Spectacular Falls
Feb 2020
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.
Written March 6, 2020
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Travel Life💕
Turlock, CA964 contributions
Also interesting
Feb 2020 • Friends
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,
Written February 29, 2020
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wohdonkey
Newark, OH1,936 contributions
Rainbow Falls & Boiling Pots
May 2019 • Couples
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.
Written February 8, 2020
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA19,645 contributions
Not too far from Hilo for a taste of the wilds.
Feb 2019
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.
Written January 7, 2020
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Nattysimps
Bermuda4,064 contributions
Beautiful state park
Aug 2019
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.
Written October 21, 2019
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adogmom
California90 contributions
Beautiful waterfall
Jun 2019 • Couples
It's been years since we've visited Rainbow Falls but it's still as beautiful as ever. However, there were people in the rocks at the top of the waterfall and they totally ruined the picture. I want picture of the waterfall, not of people trying to take selfies. It was crowded when we went late morning so be prepared for the crowds.
Written June 30, 2019
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Riverbabe60
Lubbock, TX565 contributions
cute not much to see
Jun 2019 • Solo
free easy to get to and good for a quick stop to see a waterfall. no rainbows today as it was rainy and overcast but still cool to see.
Written June 19, 2019
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Mark C
Sheboygan Falls, WI236 contributions
Worth a visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
This park has 2 units, the Rainbow Falls unit and the Boiling Pots unit. Rainbow Falls is famous and quite pretty, if a little crowded and overdeveloped. The Boiling Pots unit is much less visited, larger, and very pretty, would make a great spot for a picnic. Both have interesting information posted. If you want to see a rainbow, get to the falls before 11 AM. As these are so close to Hilo, take the opportunity and go see them.
Written May 6, 2019
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