Wailuku River State Park
Hawaii shore

ROADWORK TO IMPACT ENTRY TO DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT

Park to Remain Open Normal Hours During Work - but be prepared for delays and detours.

 

This week (10/8 – 12/18) and next week (10/15 – 19/18) the City and County of Honolulu will be repaving Diamond Head Road between Makapuu Ave. and 18th Ave.  Hours of work are between 8:30am and 3:30pm, Monday – Friday.

 

The week of October 8 – 12, the repaving will be between Makapuu Ave and the Kapiolani Community College Chapel.  Traffic is being contra-flowed.  However, drivers to Diamond Head State Monument may want to use alternative routes via 18th Ave., and Diamond Head Road makai route.

 

The week of October 15 – 19, the repaving will be between the Kapiolani Community College Chapel and 18th Ave. This work will directly impact vehicle access to the Diamond Head State Monument entry road.  Traffic is being contra-flowed, but be prepared for delays and detours.

Wailuku River State Park

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee None

Description

Viewpoints of geologic and scenic interest along Wailuku River. There are two separate park areas.  Boiling Pots is a succession of big pools connected by underground flow or cascades and whose waters roll and bubble as if boiling. The exposed hexagonal columns that line the pools were formed by the slow cooling of basalt lava. The 80-foot Rainbow Falls is renowned for the rainbow formed from its mist many mornings. Legends say that the cave beneath the waterfall was the home of Hina, mother of the demigod Maui. (16.3 acres)

Location

Both park sections are accessed via Waiānuenue Avenue, downtown Hilo; Boiling Pots Area at the end of Peʻepeʻe Falls Drive; Rainbow Falls Area on Rainbow Drive.