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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI

See petroglyphs of men and animals at this site.

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A trail of discovery

There are two petroglyph parks very close together, This one has the entrance close to the beach. It has the most petroglyphs and the trail goes through what seems like an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Winchester, Massachusetts
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two petroglyph parks very close together, This one has the entrance close to the beach. It has the most petroglyphs and the trail goes through what seems like an enchanted forest (twisted trees, birds calling). The footing is a bit tricky--because the path is natural volcanic ash--but it's worth it.

Thank 2333FarMor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We loved this walk (with our two kids, aged 7 and 11), despite the heat! The petroglyphs along the way were sometimes hidden, which made it a bit like a scavenger hunt for the kids. You pass through quite a few different microenvironments as you walk, which felt like a microcosm of the whole island, in a way. To walk... More 

Thank SF76
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I had read about this hike in a magazine and it was described as a must-see and easy hike but to wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Well mistake number one was I assumed it was an improved trail and wore my flip flops. While the hike was easy in that it was flat the whole way, there was a... More 

Thank travelingCAgal
Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

A very short and newly marked trail through shaded paths under the Hawaiian trees. Trailhead is behind you south end of parking lot if you are facing bathrooms. Look and you'll see large trailhead sign that starts the paved path. Don't stop here - keep going. There are only short parts of the path in the sun and thought the... More 

1 Thank Tamara H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

You need to be prepared to walk a bit to reach the petroglyphs. There are a few right off the parking lot but if you can handle heat, humidity and low hanging branches, it's a really fascinating place to visit . There are a few signs to keep you on the right path and we saw families with young children... More 

Thank Donna L
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

We walked over from the Fairmont and enjoyed the trek. The Petroglyphs are an important part of history and the vegetation along the way was really cool. We even scored a GeoCache at the end!

Thank blytheanderic
Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Puako Petroglyphs are located north of Kona on route 19. Coming from Kona, you turn left at Mauna Lani Drive and continue right on the “roundabout” on Ala Ka’a Way. The park is next to the Fairmont Orchid Resort. It is well marked and easy to find. I would recommend going to the Petroglyph trail early or later in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

Maybe hiking to the petroglyph field in the afternoon on a 90 degree day wasn't the best idea, but I still think cooler weather wouldn't have made the field look better. It is worth seeing, but the best petroglyphs are at the beginning of the trail. You will then go thru some gothic looking trees. Be sure to wear sunscreen,... More 

Thank Sue2000
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

It was a relatively short walk to the main site - 0.7 miles through this enchanted forest of trees and shrubs. Mom the way we saw a few petroglyphs and most were stuck men but a turtle and what looked like a woman was also seen. The main site was rather large and had lots of etchings in the lava... More 

Thank Smoltman
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

before going to see petroglyphs , you have to realize and understand what you are going to see.Its carvings in the stones, some circles and lines and human or animal ( more accurate would be to say "like human" or "like animal") pictures, most of them even look like identical to our eye ( but they are not !! )... More 

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