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“Very rocky trek” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Chain of Craters Rd., on left past mile marker 16, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Volcano, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very rocky trek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is a great place, once you get there, but getting there is difficult, esp. if you are handicapped in any way. It's a long hike in, be sure to take water. But once you get there, it's worth the struggle. You will not see anything like these petroglyphs anywhere.

Visited January 2013
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Hilo, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“This is a must if you are going to the park.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Make sure you bring with you a guide that explains what the petroglyphs represent. The area with the pathway is not the only where there are petroglyphs ... walk away from the walk way and you will see a lot more.

Visited October 2012
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Delray Beach, Florida
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“not well labeled”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We looked all around and had a hard time finding the trail, we ended up just relaxing on the beach which was still a very nice afternoon

Visited March 2013
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Red Deer, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not worth it in the heat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you can make it here before the afternoon heat hits, then do it. We did the 15-20 min walk (each way) in the blazing heat, with umbrellas, and found it exhausting. I think I would have appreciated the history and sacredness more if I wasn't feeling the heat exhaustion! Not recommended for anyone with mobility issues, or little kids.

Visited March 2013
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“This was great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

You needed to have shoes on your fee to be able to make it all the way out to the Petrogylphs but is was worth the walk.

Visited March 2013
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