Hila Rao is one of the many Shrines located throughout Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The challenge inside, named Drifting trial, is centered around navigating water using rafts and a combination of your Magnesis and Bomb rune abilities, too.
While there are no Runes or new abilities to unlock, as always you'll get a Spirit Orb for your trouble, so get stacking for one of the game's most useful currencies.
Where to find Hila Rao and how to Watch Out for the Flowers
This Shrine is located at Floret Sanbar, a small island in the Dueling Peaks region. To get there, go east of the Riverside Stable (where the Wahgo Katta shrine is also located) and you'll see it around less than a minute away next to the river.
Swim across, and as soon as you get close, someone nearby named Magda will stop you, and asks you not to step on the flowers as part of a Shrine Quest.
This is essentially a maze that should be easy to find your way round. A path should lead you to close to Shrine, but there will be no way to go right. Instead, go left and work your way round the back of the Shrine.
On the way you'll come across several Chuchu, which should go down in a single swipe, but make sure you don't step off the path by accident. There's a Farmer's Pitchfork also sticking out of a flowerbed, which you can retrieve with your Magnesis tool without getting close if you want it.
Also beware of the tiny patch of flowers that's just in front of where you step into the Shrine. If you step on the flowers here or at any other point, you have to restart this (thankfully short) challenge over.
Set your Slate onto the Pedestal and head down below.
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Hila Rao and Drifting trial solution
From where you begin is a channel of water with rafts that drift from right to left. Board one on the right side, and when it gets to the center, hop into the passage. If you miss the timing, then wait a few moments for another raft to appear again from the right side.
In the next section, there are three rafts that travel from right to left. Get on the first one as soon as you can and go from one to the next. If you fall in, it's possible to simply swim to the last raft and over through to the following passage in time.
While you are here, you can also use Magnesis to grab a chest with an Opal inside below where the third and final raft goes and bring it to the surface. Be sure to drop it on solid ground, and not a raft, otherwise it'll sink again.
In the final section there is a circular current with a chest and explosives floating in circles. Throw a Bomb rune in and detonate it as it gets to the far side by the wall to create a passage onward.
Swim along with the current, avoiding the explosives, then climb up and proceed onto the throne to get the Spirit Orb.
While you're here, here are other Shrines within this region:
Dueling Peaks region (9 Shrines)
- Bosh Kala Shrine and The Wind Guides You trial solution
- Ha Dahamar Shrine and The Water Guides trial solution
- Hila Rao Shrine and Drifting trial solution
- Lakna Rokee Shrine location, Stolen Heirloom Shrine Quest, Flown the Coop
- Rahee Dee Shrine and Timing is Critical trial solution
- Shee Vaneer Shrine, Shee Venath shrine, and Twin Memories trial solution
- Ta'loh Naeg Shrine and Ta'loh Naeg's Teaching trial solution
- Toto Sah Shrine and Toto Sah Apparatus trial solution
If you're after other trials, then our Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shrine locations and maps hub page can help with other regions.