Where’s the Rain in Rainbow Falls?

On a recent visit to the Big Island of Hawaii, I returned to see Rainbow Falls near Hilo. Well, I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing. There was barely a trickle of water cascading down the waterfall. I’ll show you what I mean. Here’s a photo of Rainbow Falls from our visit in January, 2010.

Rainbow Falls

Now, here’s a photo of the same waterfall in March, 2008.

Rainbow Falls

What a difference a rain makes. Hilo had been experiencing below normal rain levels just before our visit in January 2010. So, let this be a reminder that a little rain on your Hawaii vacation is not necessarily a bad thing. 🙂

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Sheila Beal is the founder and editor of Go Visit Hawaii. You can connect with Sheila Beal on Twitter, Go Visit Hawaii on Facebook, or Sheila Beal on Google+.


  1. Way to look on the bright side, Sheila!

  2. No Rain = No Rainbows! 🙂

  3. I’ve been there one week ago and it had lot of water: http://bit.ly/cnCsbQ (on Flickr)

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