Rainbow Falls Hiking Trail

Best Hawaii Hiking Trails

Rainbow Falls Hiking Trail: This Hawaiian Island hiking adventure features breathtaking views of a 80 foot high waterfall. The falls flow over a lava cave, which is home to mythological goddess, Hina. During sunny mornings, rainbows can be seen in the fall’s midst. Although this hike is very short (only .25 miles), it’s a stop to add, if you’re visiting Hilo and on your way to Akaka Falls or Volcanic National Park.

Explore the post below to see incredible waterfall pictures, directions, and a trail map.

Estimated Time: .5-1 hour

Total Distance: .25-.5 miles

Map & Directions

Trail Pictures

Rainbow Falls is over 80 feet high and 100 feet in diameter.

In sunny mornings, rainbows can be seen in the fall's midst.




Rainbow Falls Photo Gallery

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When to Go

Year-round: Rainbow Falls is open year-round and free to visit.

Dog Friendly

Yes, dogs on leashes are permitted at Rainbow Falls.




Rainbow Falls Trail Map

Rainbow Falls Trail Directions

Address for GPS: 40 Rainbow Dr, Hilo, HI 96720

 

Why We Liked It

Rainbow Fall is relaxing hiking trail to add to any Hawaiian adventure. Although a little touristy, the trail provides scenic views of the waterfall that capture and inspire the imagination. Oh yeah, there is also an incredible Hawaiian snow cone spot located across the street. Enjoy!




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