Rainbow Falls Trail

EASY 51 reviews

Rainbow Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hilo, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles
59 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


3 days ago

Not a hike an overlook and you can take the hidden trails to the tide pools.

29 days ago

Make sure you bring your swimsuit!

2 months ago

Beautiful falls. Not really a hike, but an overlook. Very popular.

5 months ago

Hardly a hike, but beautiful rainbows!

5 months ago

Pretty falls, but not really a hike- more of a very populated overlook. None the less, the falls were beautiful.

5 months ago

Not a hike, but an easily accessible quick stop to a beautiful waterfall, so definitety worth it.

5 months ago

Drive up photo op spot. The banyan at the top was incredible.

10 months ago

The falls are nice, if the water is clear, but, this is not a hike. It is a walk from the parking lot. Good for people who don't hike but want to see waterfalls.

10 months ago

beautiful and super convenient!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beautiful falls ! You just need to park the car and enjoy them ! You should go around 9am because the sun rises just at the good spot to see rainbows !

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Gorgeous, pungent white ginger lines the trail up to the top of the falls. Super easy to navigate. Make sure to bring reef shoes, and a bathing suit so you can wade in the pools at the top of the falls. I was bummed that I wasn't prepared.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Hot and crowded, but still...it Hawaii

Saturday, August 06, 2016

beautiful falls,go off trail and you'll find a spot were you can go swimming,water had deep spot as well as many sallow spot.if you do go off trail there's another wonderful water full behind but you have to cross the water and climb the rock to see it.a vine area some locals were swinging off of to the water.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Not a hike but still definitely worth going. Short walk to the top where you can stand on top of the waterfall. In addition to the waterfall there were awesome trees.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Really just a pretty picture with a short walk from be parking lot to the edge of the waterfall. It's not a hike and not even the best waterfall I've seen in Hawaii.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Unfortunately was only able to view the waterfall. Didn't have enough time explore the whole trail, but great view!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Made a great picture.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Fantastic trail!!! Great for kids

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Rainbow Falls is a easy trail, you can park (free) and walk up straight to see the waterfall. After, a few pictures you can walk up the stairs to get a view from the top of the fall. Walk around the top and continue on down if you'd like. A must see!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Amazing , just a walk up to see it.

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