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Fascinating! I hope they are still there.

It was wonderful to see these amazing old Hawaiian Petroglyphs. I have been worrying about them... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Altadena, California
Worth a visit

A short distance from the main road, well-marked with piles of volcanic rocks. There are a couple... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
St. Albert, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was wonderful to see these amazing old Hawaiian Petroglyphs. I have been worrying about them since the volcano & lava flow, but haven't been able to find out if they escaped damage. If not, please go see them. It's about a mile roundtrip, and...More

Thank NatAtHome
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Almost to the ocean on Craters road be sure to stop and hike over to the wonder preserved petroglyphs. Take a camera it was fun- again arrive early- no shade

Thank kmc m
Reviewed June 4, 2018

It was a 1.4 mile walk/hike round trip to see the Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs. There is a broadwalk at the main site to protect the petroglyphs.

Thank Nancy147
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Overall we loved the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 5 stars. This however was a disappointment. It is not a short or easy hike for for those who are pregnant, seniors, or those with knee/back/health concerns who would want to participate. Not sure how they...More

Thank Lexi L
Reviewed April 21, 2018

A short distance from the main road, well-marked with piles of volcanic rocks. There are a couple of signs that explain the life of the people and the significance of the petroglyphs. Once you know what the petroglyphs look like, you can spot them easily...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This was one of my favorite places that I went to while on the big island. I am an avid hiker and this hike was an easy hike. The terrain was nearly level and the lava rocks were easy to walk on since they were...More

Thank OrygunGirl_10
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Easy 1.4 Mike round trip hike. There are also informational plaques along the way. Not much of an investment from the arch to see some history!

Thank Nicolas C
Reviewed April 2, 2018

It is difficult hike at the end of the long hiking day. It gets you exhausted with very little to see at the end. It is hot and not pleasurable. We decided to finish it faster so we hiked running and jumping, since there is...More

1  Thank Karaoshkin
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This 1.5 mile round-trip hike to view the ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs is definitely a must see. It is said there are thousands of drawings that were chiseled in the lava and today's visitors can view many, well-defined examples on this walk. Be sure to wear...More

Thank Jacksons4112015
Reviewed March 28, 2018

and put yourself in the minds of those who crafted these petroglyphs. who were they? what were they trying to say to us?

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