About Rainbow Falls
Also known as Waianuenue Falls, Rainbow Falls is one of the Big Island’s most popular waterfalls. Cascading 80 feet down—and over an ancient Hawaiian cave—Rainbow Falls is at its best when the sun hits the misty waters in the early morning, when mists rise up from the pool below. A parking area and scenic overlook make it easy to witness the beauty of these falls, located in Wailuku River State Park. (Photo: chadh/Flickr)
Hawaiian legend states that the cave beneath Rainbow Falls was the home of Hina, mother of the demigod Maui.