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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 88%Adventure Travelers
- 79%Budget Travelers
- 79%Green Travelers
- 76%Family Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
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- Rainbow FallsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersAdventure TravelersDec 03, 2013
This is a pretty neat waterfall but not incredibly spectacular. It's right off the road. There is a parking lot and you can just walk right up to the viewing area. If you want to see a better one, head to Akaka Falls just north of Hilo. However, it's not as accessible as Rainbow Falls.
- Rainbow FallsOct 20, 2013
Just about the closest scenic waterfall viewpoint to Hilo town, the parking lot here is almost never empty. Squeeze past the package tour groups and huge coach buses in the parking lot to get a good view of these falls, which cascade into a forest pool. The falls are most thunderous after heavy rainfall, which shouldn't be a problem getting in lushly rain-soaked Hilo.
- Rainbow FallsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 12, 2013
Beautiful waterfall right in the town of Hilo. Walk up the path to some amazing banyan trees... just like Avatar!
- Rainbow FallsOct 11, 2013
Not too much here. It's located close to downtown Hilo, so it's something to do if you're in the area. You drive to the parking lot and you can basically see the falls from your car. It's a super short walk over to a viewing area (maybe less than 100 yards). It's good for people who wouldn't be able to walk or hike to see other waterfalls. Wheelchair ramp makes it accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
- Rainbow FallsSep 13, 2013
This is one of our favorite family spots in Hilo. The falls are beautiful, but when you take the short trail on the left, you come out to a Banyan Tree forest with the most amazing tree in the world for climbing! Then if you know that there are no chances of a flash flood and are willing to take the risk, the trail continues on down to a beautiful swimming hole with three more waterfalls above Rainbow falls (but be careful...some idiot decided to jump off the 100 foot tall Rainbow Falls into the pool below the day we were there and broke his back).Recommended for
- Rainbow FallsCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 10, 2013
An easy waterfall to find located on the Hilo side and not too far from the Kamehameha Road. Park and walk a short distance and you'll hear the waters gushing down. The water looked very brown, probably from the sediments due to the recent rains. It's not too tall, but the water gushes quick and falls into a huge pool below. If you look closely, you can see a cave underneath. The surrounding park is lovely with lots of tropical foliage.
- Rainbow FallsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Aug 16, 2013
One of the major tourist attractions in Hilo. Located just north of the city center the falls as you can see in the pictures are beautiful but depending on the rainfall in Hilo sometimes the water flow can be very slight or even non-existent.
- Rainbow FallsJun 18, 2013
Just west of Hilo, this is a spectacular waterfall when it has been raining. The falls feed into the Boiling Pots downriver, which churn and "boil" when there has been a heavy rainfall. Walk up the stairs that go above the falls and follow the trail through the banyan trees and through a cleft in the lava rocks to come out at the river above the falls and a deep pool with a rope swing.