01-15 him cover_nonbc_lores small

The only national magazine dedicated to Hawai'i
Subscribe Now >>

There are 1861 posts about Hawaii on this Site

Top 5 favorite Hawaii waterfalls: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll results


No. 4


Where: Hilo, Big Island
Height: 80 feet
Access: From downtown Hilo, head east on Waianuenue Avenue then bear right onto Rainbow Drive. Turn right, into Wailuku River State Park

Wainuenue Falls (better known as Rainbow Falls) is at its most visually impressive when heavy Mauna Kea rains fill the Wailuku River that feeds it. Beyond Rainbow Falls’ breathtaking plunge, there’s its broad foliage-covered gorge, deep plunge pool and natural lava cave to appreciate. A short trail from the parking lot offers an above-the-plunge view of the falls. Visit on a sunny morning and you’ll even see first-hand how it got its name—waianuenue means “rainbow water” in Hawaiian.

Page 1 2 3 4 5

Check out these related HawaiiMagazine.com posts:
My Favorite Places: Waipio Valley
Top 5 Favorite Hawaii Scenic Lookouts: HAWAII Magazine reader poll results
Hawaii retailer Hilo Hattie sold
Roseanne Barr to get nutty on new Hawaii-filmed reality TV show

Hawaii Magazine Web Viewer
Shop Hawaii
Passport to Fun