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Boiling Pots

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Quick stop

Worth the look. Smaller falls that you can park near. No designated trails that I could see... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2019
Greenville, Michigan
Near Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots has great views

A couple of miles upstream from Rainbow, this vista has a much larger parking lot and seems less... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2019
Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to boiling pots numerous times, but on this visit with my in-laws in our rental car, we were out of the vehicle for less than 10 minutes within view of the parking lot (our vehicle appropriately parked in first handicapped stall) and our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Nothing too special to see when water is low, but a fun little destination. At Boiling Pots, these lava rock cooled and is now shaped vertically in the river bed. I guess when the river rises the water in the lava pots becomes swirling and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Pretty lookout. It is a chain of waterfalls. Locals say you can swim in them. There is a clean bathroom.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DebW536
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Worth the look. Smaller falls that you can park near. No designated trails that I could see. Beautiful all the same.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jugglenut
Reviewed 26 January 2019

A couple of miles upstream from Rainbow, this vista has a much larger parking lot and seems less popular. The running water can be heard from the parking lot, and is about 100 yards away, accessible to handicap visitors. Information signs say that the name...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank edq88222
Reviewed 16 December 2018

A really nice state park. Close to Rainbow Falls so you can visit both the same day. Both close to Hilo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nls007
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The pots weren't "boiling" when we visited, but it was still worth a visit, and the site is easy to drive to. Go a little further along the road to see Rainbow Falls while you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ssjj123
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This small state park is right off one of the main roads to Hilo and almost part of a "neighborhood". There is a short trail to a nice platform with railings for viewing the falls. Also a large very green lawn, a place to eat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Went to see the boiling pots. While not overwhelming, they were interesting and something to pass the time

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank InToonwithWife
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The boiling pots named because the gurgling water looks like it is boiling, are located very close to Rainbow Falls near Hilo. It is located in Wailuku River state park with rest rooms, a nice picnic area and a parking area. It is difficult to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank angeleyes27
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