Rainbow Falls Trail

EASY 33 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 91 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

1 month ago

beautiful and super convenient!

4 months ago

6 months ago

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 !

7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Hot and crowded, but still...it Hawaii

8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

10 months ago

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.

walking
11 months ago

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

1 year ago

Made a great picture.

1 year ago

Fantastic trail!!! Great for kids

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

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!