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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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#2 of 24 in Parks in Hilo
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. See Rainbow Falls and all Hilo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hilo trip maker.
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  • Was very much looking forward to seeing these falls. It is easy to find in Hilo. Parking is available and it is a short easy walk to see them. That said, I was very surprised how small these falls... 
    Was very much looking forward to seeing these falls. It is easy to find in Hilo. Parking is available and it is a short easy walk to see them. That said, I was very surprised how small these falls...  more »
  • This waterfall is more of a scenic stop. There is a parking lot where you go up a ramp to view the waterfall. Walking distance is about the length of a parking lot. If you are short in time, this.....  more
    This waterfall is more of a scenic stop. There is a parking lot where you go up a ramp to view the waterfall. Walking distance is about the length of a parking lot. If you are short in time, this.....  more »
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  • We came around 12pm and could not see the rainbow but the surroundings are very pretty. The folklore around the falls is also fun to read.
  • Beautiful space! Wonderful view of a spectacular waterfall! Bathrooms are available, but not awesome. Only real complaint would be the lack of interactivity at the location. It's basically a drive up, view and drive away. Worth the visit if you're in the area

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