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Address: Chain of Craters Rd., on left past mile marker 16, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Hard hike

If you have never seen petroglyphs it is neat to see. We did see some along the way before we got to the big area where they are in abundance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Colorado Spring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never seen petroglyphs it is neat to see. We did see some along the way before we got to the big area where they are in abundance.

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice side trip after doing the lava beach walk. Interesting array of characters distributed over a confined area.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

A bit of a hike in and it is always hot on the lower part of the park so take water even though it doesn't look that far. Thanks to all of those that have made the rock pyramids to guide you along the trail

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The walk was described as easy. It was not, one cane aisle twist ones ankles. I would not recommend it for seniors. And it is quite far. When one reached the site, then it is easy as one walks on the boardwalk. One can traverse this 4 sided odd lengths rectangle in a few minutes, if one dos not stop... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Drive almost to the end of Chain of Craters Road and the 1.5 mile round trip hike is located on the left side of the road. It's not a difficult hike over the pahoehoe lava to get to the boardwalk where you can see dozens of petroglyphs, but footing can be uneven. A few petroglyphs are even visible where you're... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

It's a pretty long walk from the road, but terrain is not particularly difficult and it is fairly level. Glyphs are seen from a boardwalk, very nice, but not much interpretive material.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Hike seemed longer than what the sign indicated. It was rough terrain so you need to be slow and careful. At the end of the trail is a boardwalk and benches to rest if needed. Some are hard to see, some are easy to see. We found out later that our phone photos turned out great. The kids were not... More 

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Prescott, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A very interesting collection found across a short hike across an old lava flow. Interesting similarities and differences from those seen in the southwest states.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

My wife and I and our young adult son decided to take this 1.4 mile roundtrip hike just off the Chain of Craters road, lower area nearer the coast. The well-worn, well-marked trail was easy to follow, with a few areas need careful placement of feet. We were well-rewarded at the end with a well-maintained, elevated boardwalk area containing excellent... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

There are a lot of petroglyphs to see and it is worth the short hike. It's a great part of the already Volcanoes National Park

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