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“low water flow”
Review of Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls
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Ranked #4 of 82 things to do in Hilo
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Owner description: Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
Reviewed 14 November 2013

The falls were nice but the water flow was low. There were some undesirables in the parking lot making us nervous to leave our car but we had placed valuables in the trunk prior to our visit and our car was untouched when we returned. great photo op for the falls

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Rainbow falls are easy to reach, see and move on. The parking is paved. There are TOI's. The walk to the viewing area is paved and less that 200'. There are no fees. IF YOU desire to put in more effort, there is a trail to get closer. Leslie made the effort, but the overgrowth made the viewing no better.

After here there is Boiling Pots (not sure there will be a separate area to cover this). It is a bit further up the roadway. Again easy parking. TOI's. A flat pave walk to the viewing area. No charge.

I suggest you take in both of these sights at the same time to amortize the drive.

Thank ranles76
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Another great waterfall in the Hilo area. This one can be a quick stop en route to anywhere as the waterfall is just beyond the parking lot. Taking the short trail to the left doesn't add to the experience. Just enjoy the waterfall from the viewing areas.

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We arrived mid morning, and did not see the rainbow effect. But the falls were beautiful regardless. A great quick stop on the way out of Hilo.

Thank 2012Hotelsnob
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

This beautiful waterfall was easy to find, close to town, and an easy walk from the car to be able to see the falls. The path walking up toward the top of the falls was an easy climb, but the only thing at the top is a banyan tree, which was amazing, but not what I expected. The only way to get to see the top of the falls was to go out beyond the fenced area. Clearly people were not supposed to be out there because of safety issues, but plenty of folks were out there. Worth the trip.

Thank Janice B
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