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

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Historic Hawaiian Pertoglyphs

Just north of the Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani Resort, look for the trails to the Petroglyph Park. The Malama Trail leads to a huge filed of them, returning to shady picnic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2016
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two petroglyph trails in the area, an we chose Puako--but I wish we had instead chosen Waikoloa, which seems from reviews to be more worthwhile. The petroglyphs along the trail are great, but the trail itself, about 0.7 miles long, through dark woods and covered by tree roots, is quite unpleasant. If you take it, wear proper shoes!... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The actual petroglyph trail was quite disappointing. There were several artifacts to see, but only several. I am not sure if that was all or not. BUT, a walk on the beach there found us the most amazing rocks, coral, and sands. There are not more beautiful waters and sands than here (well, and the rest of Hawaii)

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This trail is very dusty and hot! We brought our own water and we're glad we did. The petroglyphs are worth it at the end. Go either early in the morning or right before sunset to get the best lighting for the stone carvings. We also saw several little families of wild goats grazing beside the path. Only half of... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Just north of the Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani Resort, look for the trails to the Petroglyph Park. The Malama Trail leads to a huge filed of them, returning to shady picnic spots, ocean breezes, peace and quiet.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We come here almost every year, but since I was one of the first reviewers in October 2006, I thought it might be time to do a new review. Actually, it is “another” review because the place and Spirit of Place are timeless. The setting is serene and natural.. WHAT DO I SEE THERE? The Puako Petroglyphs are in a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

If you are at the Mauna Lani Resort, take an hour to see one of the largest petroglyph sites in Hawaii. It is a short .7 mile walk on a good trail through thick forest and over lava to get to the site and well worth it. Not a lot of information, but a huge field of petroglyphs in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

This hike is a little confusing, not well marked or explained. But well worth the effort if you have time and want to appreciate those who came before us. The hike is across level but very uneven ground after you leave the paved walkway (approximately 0.1 of a mile) the next half mile or so is through many trees and... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A nice hidden gem if you enjoy natural history. There are two parking areas. The trail head is in the first parking area, under a low growing tree, marked by two signs. You can easily miss it if there is a vehicle parked in front of the signs. There are some petroglyphs at the start of the walk. The walk... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Only the entrance to the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve is easy to navigate, and the area is not well maintained. The informational signage is faded and difficult to read. Once you get past the paved area, you walk across dried out tree roots and bumpy rocks. If you like a more challenging hike, I recommend trying it. There is no... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

It is Sunday, December 13, 2015 and I am deep into Vianna Stybils’ book ThetaHealing™. My focus is on developing my healing and manifesting facility. I’ve just read Chapter 17, “Healer, Heal Thyself” and I know I need all the help I can get to identify and clear the blocks. So Carolyn my wife and I start our morning at... More 

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