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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice falls with beautiful yellow hibiscus flowers around the area. Have feral pigs wandering around and stupid tourists that are surprised when the pigs try to bite them when they go up close to try to pet the pigs!

Thank dragon428
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I visit my parents, we always stop at Rainbow Falls at least once. Its a great place to see a waterfall for free and the lookout is very close to the parking lot (also still free). There is a restrooms here. There is also...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went early in the morning when it was still overcast and hazy, so we didn't see any rainbows. But it was still beautiful with plenty of viewing areas. There's a paved parking lot. If you, there's a rough, broken set of stairs that allow...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful falls. Was very hot. I recommend going early morning. We walked to the top lookout for a little something more. Absolutely gorgeous

Thank Aimsta82
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rainbow Falls is one of the Big Island gems and a must see when visiting. It is located on the west side of Hilo and only takes a few minutes to stop and observe. If you are lucky enough to go in the morning right...More

Thank goodricm
Reviewed 3 days ago

You really need to show up in the morning to catch the falls and the possible rainbow. When we arrived it was after noon and overcast. Still quite beautiful even though we missed prime time.

Thank KingNine
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed reading the Hawaiian legend of the Rainbow Falls on the lookout at the bottom of the falls. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the viewing lookout, wheelchair accessible. If you are up for it, there is a path up...More

Thank BrianAO98
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another beautiful waterfall. Would have been better if the sun was out so we could have seen a rainbow but there was a lot of vog that day. Def a must see either way.

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a nice falls that is just off the highway- no trails, not steps! Not sure why it is "Rainbow Falls" but still a beautiful falls that are so accessible! Has restrooms, parking was and likely always will be tight. Go to the far...More

Thank vtcc64
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My time with friends in Hilo was very enjoyable, Rainbow falls being the highlight of the day. We decided to rent a Chevy for the day and did a few stops. I brought along a videographer who uploads his videos to YouTube under "The Lonely...More

Thank Aldert B
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Response from DocArch65 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of places for pics, but can't get to the waterfalls.
14 April 2018|
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Response from Cleo L | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed nor advisable as sudden upslope floods wash people away!