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Rainbow Falls Lookout [CLOSED]

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Wailuku River State Park

Rainbow Falls Lookout is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 19 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

hiking
5 days ago

The waterfall was absolutely amazing. Enjoy!

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

25 days ago

The falls are beautiful and packaged in a nice little park. Plenty of room to explore.

hiking
1 month ago

It was beautiful, sadly I didn’t get to see much of the falls as the water was low. Still great place!

hiking
2 months ago

Went right at sunrise so we didn’t get to see the rainbow but it was beautiful anyhow.. we went in February.

hiking
closed
3 months ago

Closed due to virus.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful photo Opp spot!

hiking
3 months ago

Not really a hike, but a great place to see a spectacular waterfall! IG: hikin_hawaii

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful and enjoyable!

nature trips
muddy
6 months ago

Just a few stairs to a lookout. Bring a rain jacket.

hiking
6 months ago

Not a hike but very beautiful. Go in the am to catch the rainbow

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Very short and rather crowded.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful waterfall and amazing trees at the top of the hill

nature trips
7 months ago

Not really a hike. Just stairs but it is a beautiful spot!

8 months ago

belle arrêt, mais pas vraiment une randonnée !

hiking
9 months ago

Not much hiking, just one stairway to top of falls. Paved areas. So beautiful with large areas to roam around and explore.

hiking
9 months ago

Short & Sweet. There are certainly more beautiful places on the island.

10 months ago

Very nice, visit the top of the falls via the stairs to the left of the falls.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a good trail for families with kids. The walk is easy and well cared for. Popular spot, so if you are looking for some seclusion, you probably won't find it here.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful Falls... but not much of a ‘hike’.

hiking
11 months ago

Super easy walking trail accessible for anyone. Low commitment to see a beautiful natural waterfall and some amazing trees just past the highest point.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a great trail to see the waterfall. It is very short and you cannot get close to the waterfall. It is beautiful. Great for kids and dogs.

hiking
Tue Jun 18 2019

Totally a must-see attraction to anyone looking for a free activity. The Wailuku River can be extremely dangerous due to flash flooding, so stay out of areas that are closed off, and just have a good time.

hiking
Sun Jun 09 2019

The view is great but you can’t really call this a hiking trail. As soon as you park the car 20 ft to the left and that it. 20 ft to the right and that’s it. Great view though.

hiking
Fri May 24 2019

Stunning views!

walking
Sat May 04 2019

There is a banyan tree forest behind the lookout above the falls. It's dark in there and feels kind of creepy. Watch your step! Roots and rocks lurking everywhere to trip you!

Sun Apr 28 2019

Just a quick stop and take a pic thing.

hiking
Sat Apr 27 2019

Not a lot of hiking! There’s a large tree nearby that looked very beautiful. The falls were okay. Did not see the rainbow though.

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