Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls and rainbow

Rainbow Falls and offeringRainbow Falls are located in Wailuku River State Park, in Hilo. They get their name from the fact that, in the mornings, rainbows often form in the mist from the falls (above).

Center, someone left an offering, possibly to Hina, mother of the demigod Maui, who is said to have lived in the cave behind the falls.

And below, someone who has inadvertently walked past the 83,000 ‘Danger’ and ‘Warning’ signs to wander around at the top of the falls. Flash floods occur often and people die here every year.

Rainbow Falls

4 thoughts on “Rainbow Falls

    1. Graham Post author

      If people want to take risks, I have no problem with that. However, when people get swept away here, divers and other rescuers typically have to spend a couple of days searching in those dangerous waters. And then, if and when someone is recovered, either they or their surviving family sue the county for not keeping them safe!

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