Address: 967 Waianuenue Ave. Hilo HI 96720
Hours: Daily During Daylight Hours
Additional Info: $5 Parking Fee for Non-Residents
Entrance Fee: Free/None
Directions: Drive up Wainuenue Ave. in Hilo, turn to the right on Rainbow Drive, plenty of parking usually.
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Always a place that continues to attract thousands a visitors per year. One of the most visited must see locations on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hilo is home to many great attractions but Rainbow Falls simply tops the list. A simple walk and visit to one of the nicest attractions that the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer. A legendary location, a myth of it's kind, and what makes it all come together is the 80 foot waterfall pounding down with power and grace all mixed elegantly together. IT is considered and called easy because as soon as you part you do not have to walk very far at all. Super short 2 minute stroll out of your car and there it is. This makes visiting it such a top attraction because even those who are not ready for the long typical waterfall sightseeing hike can enjoy this tropical Hilo Hawaiian marvel.
This s a year round location. Hawaii is special in that there are places that could easily try to make money of tourists to visit but it does not. Rainbow Falls is free admission for everyone to enjoy. A very popular spot with tour buses to stop into because of the easy stroll to see the incredible masterpiece flowing every day. Each time we have visited we have seen a rainbow projecting across the the waterfall itself and into the sky. Walking up the trail and stairs you will come across a magnificently large area of Banyan trees. Please be careful if climbing into them. The photo opportunities here are very real. The other park area down below has several other explorers who go out there and get closer to the water. This is not recommended and swimming in the area is prohibited.
Rainbow Falls being that it is located in Hilo displays a wide showcase of beautiful green plants and huge palm trees. After all it is located in the second most rainiest cities in the country. The Wailuku river feeds it's flowing waters down to the actual falls. The 80 foot drop actual oversees an ancient lava cave. Visitors need to stay behind the guard rails at all times. There are some really fascinating historical displays that you can read more about when visiting the area. The lookout will leave you breathless where time can actually stand still for a bit as you enjoy this Hawaiian Islands beauty.
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