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Wailuku River State Park

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Address: Off Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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The falls are nice but you need to be able to walk and climb up and down stairs. It is a good place to take a few photos and spend 30 minutes for 5 bucks a car. You get to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The falls are nice but you need to be able to walk and climb up and down stairs. It is a good place to take a few photos and spend 30 minutes for 5 bucks a car. You get to see several waterfalls. Don't pay a tour guide to take you here. You really need to rent a car to... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just 5 minutes above Hilo, Rainbow falls was nice to see. No rainbow to see due to 6, yes 6 inches of rain the night before and falls were really running. After falls, went right on loop to see Boiling pot in river. Then on to Lava tube(didn't stop, forgot flashlight)

2 Thank TucsonTraveller2
Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If in Hilo just stop. You will see 4 waterfalls without a walk. Parking is ample. Rainbow falls is the best and just 1.5 miles up are the Boiling Pots and PeePee falls. Just go!

2 Thank YearoftheRabbit
Colorado Spring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice waterfalls but not as accessible as others. You can get closer with other ones in the area. Nice photo spot.

1 Thank R D
San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice falls and Banyan trees all surrounded by tropical forest just minutes from downtown Hilo, take your time to walk the trails and watch the ponds over the falls, we saw people swimming there (in our previous visit) and looks like an awesome thing to do if you dare!

1 Thank fredyair
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

You can hike up to the top of the falls, see the banyan tree or simply take pictures at the view point. Don't try to take selfies when at the cliffs edge.

1 Thank Divya N
Orange County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The water falls and the sound was just so awesome. Trees look like a post card. The entire setting looks like a National Geographic magazine add the sound to it and actually being there, tough to beat. Could spend the entire day there. Free parking, not to be missed.

1 Thank Buyer2007
New Market, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Really enjoyed just driving around Hilo and finding places to stop and site see. This was one of them.

1 Thank aldjr
Haiku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is another part of the famous Wailuku River.....also very beautiful....with waterfalls and small pools of water.....great restrooms that are clean.....lush tropical location

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

beautiful park, water falls and river. lush tropical vegetation and public restrooms. You can climb up to the overlook and get some good vies.

1 Thank kshikn

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