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“Nice waterfalls in the morning”
Review of Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls
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Hilo Volcano Special Tour
Ranked #4 of 81 things to do in Hilo
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Owner description: Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice waterfalls in the morning”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is a short ride outside of Hilo. Worth going to, and is best in the morning as there is the possibility that the mist from the falls will catch the sunlight a certain way such that a rainbow is visible. Yes, we did see that.

Only a short stroll to the viewing area. Accessible for most anyone. There is another path that goes higher up but the view of the top of the falls is obscured by brush that could be chopped away.

Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Very neat waterfall”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great waterfall. Wished we could have gotten closer to it. But great nonetheless. I recommend hiking up the trail to the left of the falls (up the stairs). At the top (and down another trail) is a very large and impressive banyon tree. A site to be seen.

Visited March 2014
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Cheney, Washington
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“Stay on the PATH”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

We heard horror stories of tourists going off the path, climbing out onto the slippery rocks and going OVER the falls; some paralyzed. Two in the week we visited, taken away in ambulances. STAY on the paths.

Visited February 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful Falls”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Always nice to see the falls freely falling and hearing them crashing thunderously to the bottom. They are best seen in the early morning when the east light throws the rainbow over them.

Visited April 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Beautiful Waterfall”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Close to Hilo. We went in the morning and saw the rainbow. If you can, wait out the crowds from the bus, they usually leave after a couple of minutes. Boiling Pots is just down the road and you can do both in a short amount of time.

Visited March 2014
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