Wailuku River State Park
Photo Credit: Sean Newsome

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PARK UPDATES: - 1/27/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail is OPEN.

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1/26/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is CLOSED.  The Keawaula gate (west side) is CLOSED but the park is OPEN.

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1/5/21 - [MAUI] - Puu Olai a.k.a. Little Beach is CLOSED until further notice.

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12/16/20 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument is now OPEN!

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11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument is now OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.

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11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is OPENRestroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break.

Wailuku River State Park

UPDATE: 9/30/20 - Wailuku River State Park is OPEN.

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.