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Rainbow Falls - Wailuku River State Park - Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
Pictures, a video & visitor info from a trip to Rainbow Falls in Wailuku River State Park near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Rainbow Falls
After visiting Coconut Island State Park and the Queen Lili'uokalani Japanese Garden in Hilo, we took a short drive north west over to Wailuku River State Park to check out the 80 foot tall Rainbow Falls.

To reach Rainbow Falls using a GPS unit, enter the intersection of Waianuenue Ave and Rainbow Drive. Then keep right on Rainbow Dr. and follow the signs. Wailuku River State Park and/or Rainbow Falls should also be listed in the GPS unit's POI (points of interest) database.

There is no entrance fee and the parking lot was relatively empty on a weekday.

I imagine it could get crowded on weekends. An easy walk from the parking lot leads to a convenient viewing platform.

Wailuku River State Park is open to visitors every day of the year during daylight hours.

Guest services include water fountains, garbage cans and restrooms.

Parking Lot
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Ancient Cave
Just below Rainbow Falls, there is a large ancient cave which Hawaiian legends say is the home of "Hina", the mother of the demigod Maui. The falls got their name from the colorful rainbows that commonly appear each morning out of the fine mist that sprays up from the turquoise waters below.
Stairway Into Forest
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Ripe Mango On Ground
Banyan Tree
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16.3 Acre Park

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Wailuku River
During our visit to Rainbow Falls at Wailuku River State Park, I captured a short video clip. To view the video, click on the blue link below. To download the video, right click on the link below and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".

Rainbow Falls Video Clip - Wailuku River State Park, Big Island, Hawaii

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Boiling Pots (Dry Season)
Bright Red Flower
For more of my Hawaiian vacation pictures, click on the following links: Kona Comfort Vacation Rental, A-Bay Beach Snorkeling, Akaka Falls State Park, Coconut Island State Park- Hilo Bay, Green Sand Beach - South Point, Hapuna Beach State Park, Holoholokai Beach Park, Ho'okena Beach Park Snorkeling, Hwy 19 Lava Cave - North Kona, Hwy 19 - Kona, Honokohau Marina - Kailua-Kona, Kahaluu Beach Park, Kona Brewing Co. Brewery Tour, Manini Beach Snorkeling - Napoopoo Park, Kekaha Kai State Park, Mauna Kea Beach Snorkeling, Pua Mau Place Botanical Garden, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Place of Refuge National Historic Park, Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Queen Lili'uokalani Park & Japanese GardensSafari Helicopters Volcanic Activity & Waterfalls Tour, Spencer Beach Park, Two Step Snorkeling - Honaunau Bay,

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