Hilo is on the rainy side of the Big Island. Hawaii is known for scuba diving, surfing, great beaches, and more but what about waterfalls? We decided not to let the day be a washout and took a self-guided tour of some of the nearby waterfalls. Our first stop was Umauma Falls. It's located on private property managed by the World Botanical Gardens and is being turned into a tourist attraction complete with zipline. We saw an advertisement promoting entry for $6 per vehicle. When we got there we were quoted $12 to enter. However, they honored the $6 price -- it was a printing error, they claimed. Overall, Umauma was underwhelming. We drove to the top of a hill and walked through a jungle path lined with durian trees and other foliage.
Akaka Falls State Park.