The Hilo area has two beautiful waterfalls easily accessible by car and short walks on paved paths. Akaka and Kahuna Falls are 442 ft and 400 feet respectively. The walk to the falls is about 0.4 miles round trip through lush tropical rain forest. Nearby Rainbow Falls is only 80 feet high but seems to produce a perpetual rainbow in its mist. There is also Boiling Pots, a series of tiny waterfalls and turbulent basins in the same area that is worth a stop.