We arrived Hilo at around 4 pm. After we checked in to our B&B, we visited Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls which are very close by.
We first visited Boiling Pots located in the east of Hilo. It is a part of 18-mile-long Wailuku River. The place got its name from the vertical columns created by the lava cooling on the river bed. Pe‘epe‘e Falls was visible from a distance.
Rainbow Falls is also a part of Wailuku River, located at the downstream of Boiling Pots. We didn’t see any rainbow at the time of visit because it was raining. It is probably easier to see one in the morning.
Both destinations do not require a lot of time. We stayed for about 20 minutes at each location. It was very nice to see them with forests and plants. I like this better than the scenery of west coast which is often empty, dry, and lifeless.