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Boiling Pots Lookout, Hilo

The Big Island, HI
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Boiling Pots Lookout, Hilo, The Big Island Hawaii

Description

After seeing Rainbow Falls, it's also nice to drive five more minutes to Boiling Pots Lookout. Here you can see Pe'epe'e waterfall in the distance partially blocked by a tall rocky island. Closer up you see a river roaring over rocks, plus tropical vegetation. The turbulent water appears to be boiling in pot-shaped holes, hence the name Boiling Pots. The pot-shaped holes formed in a lava flow that filled the old river channel.
At the entrance to the lookout, there's a lawn with short palm trees and flowers.
Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots lookouts are in a nice neighborhood. It feels good to get up in the hills above Hilo town and away from the ugly downtown area.

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Yellow hibiscus.
Yellow hibiscus.
Picnic table.
Picnic table.
Variety of palms.
Variety of palms.
Tropical plants by the lookout.
Tropical plants by the lookout.
The boiling pots.
The boiling pots.
Park you walk through to get to the lookout.
Park you walk through to get to the lookout.
Red flowers by the stream.
Red flowers by the stream.
Red bird!
Red bird!
 

Directions

Boiling Pots Lookout is located 5 minutes drive west of Rainbow Falls, at 1766 Wailuku Dr, Hilo HI 96720. There is a parking lot.

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Last Updated: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:38:55 GMT