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Address: Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Description: Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.

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Hot walk

This trail was very interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk through the trees at the start of the hike. The last portion gets hot but it is worth it to see the Petroglyphs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This trail was very interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk through the trees at the start of the hike. The last portion gets hot but it is worth it to see the Petroglyphs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I guess I was spoiled by the petroglyphs field in Volcanoes National Park, where people are able to look down from the boardwalks and see the carvings on the lava. Here, there are a few carvings at the mouth of the trail and many at the end of the trail. However, at the end of the trail, the Preservationists prohibit... More 

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Oakdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There are an abundance of petroglyphs to explore at this park. Go prepared with sturdy hiking shoes and plenty of sunscreen. This is not a hike for those unsteady on their feet as the terrain is very rugged. The sites are amazing though and worth the walk.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for something to do, then go for it. It's really not worth the long hit hike through the desert.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A short bike ride from the Fairmont Orchid hotel, these are interesting carvings on ancient rock. We missed them at first as we went straight towards the beach area but on leaving the car park we spotted a small notice pointing to the paved walkway. Take the time to wander the whole trail. Well worth the effort.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Paved trail turns to dirt. Fascinating variety of petroglyphs that you can view along the trail to your final destination of a large display of petroglyphs. I would call it a garden but there is no foliage. Very interesting. On a sunny day you will see something glimmer on the side of the trail. This is a green gem called... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A big thank you to previous reviewers for providing accurate directions and descriptions of this important site. My wife and I stopped off to view the petroglyphs after spending the day at the Spencer Beach Park near Kawaihae. There is a parking lot from whence you walk along a 0.7 mile trail to the archeological site. The trail passes through... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

While the petroglyphs at the volcano were interesting from their suspected meaning there was much more variety of shapes here. Super easy to get to. I don't understand why people are complaining that it's too hot. It's an archeological site on Hawaii, do they also think the entire state is too hot??

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Too hot! But it's a great cultural experience after starting to feel guilty with all the touristy stuff. Anyway, Hapuna Beach is close enough, which is a really nice place to take a swim.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Go to Mauni Lani Drive then at the round about turn at 1st exit on N Kaniku Drive follow signs to Puako Park. Parking lot is at the end of road. Trail begins at North East corner of parking area where you will see a trail sign. We initially parked and headed towards the beach. It wasn't until we returned... More 

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