Visit the Big Island’s Pe’epe’e Falls and Boiling Pots

Just up the road (Waianuenue Avenue) from Rainbow Falls is Pe’epe’e Falls and Boiling Pots. You’ll find a parking lot and a short paved path that takes you to an overlook where you can see the waterfalls and the rounded out depressions in the rock. Depending on the water flow, the rounded out depressions, will appear like the water is boiling inside of them.

From the photo below, you can tell water flow was relatively calm on our last visit there. We’ve seen the extremes here.

Pe'epe'e Falls and Boiling Pots

Compare that calm flow to the following deluge after 14 inches of rain withing 24 hours.
Pe'epe'e Falls in Hilo

I know the tendency is to want to pronounce the name of these falls as “pee pee”, but the actual pronunciation is more like “pay-ah-pay-ah”.

There are restroom facilities here and plenty of paved parking. You’ll find these spot marked on our interactive Hawaii vacation map.

See this link for other great things to see and do on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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