Gallery 22: Rainbow Falls – Hilo, Hawaii

Rainbow Falls is located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is 80 feet tall and almost 100 feet in diameter. The Wailuku River rushes into a large pool under the falls and the gorge is blanketed by lush, dense nonnative tropical rainforest and the turquoise colored pool is bordered by beautiful, although nonnative, wild ginger. The falls flows over a natural lava cave, the mythological home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian goddess.