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Nice walk

Visited the Puako Petroglyphs for a walk around the trails and to view the petroglyphs. The trail... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
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Take a guided tour to get the most from the hike

We stayed at the Fairmont orchid, they offer a free walking tour to the petroglyphs. It's worth... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Maybe we were at a different place than most of the other reviewers, but nothing worth much time here. If you’ve seen one carved stick figure, you’ve seen them all. Most all looked the same. There was a little history in what we saw, and...More

Thank bljam
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Don't do this in the middle of the day. It gets HOT. We did the hike right before hurricane Lane landed, so it was windy, drizzling a little and in comfortable temperature. Make sure to hike all the way until the end. It's a nice,...More

Thank Kaismommy
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to walk around Access is on the far side on the petrol station at Kings Shops - easy to find They get more impressive as you walk further along but beware, the second field is on the other side of a golf course...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Puako Petroglyphs for a walk around the trails and to view the petroglyphs. The trail is close to the entrance to the Fairmont Orchid but is also accessible via the beach. The trail is not too difficult so good for most everyone. Some...More

Thank TnJAdvents
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Fairmont orchid, they offer a free walking tour to the petroglyphs. It's worth joining the tour (even if not staying there), given once a week starting by the beach activities center. An explanation of the meaning of different petroglyphs (warrior, family,...More

Thank DrugDoc
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This is an easy self-guided walk to an area of extensive rock carvings where you can get really close to the carvings. The entry is adjacent to a car park. Early morning is best to avoid the heat and provide the best view of the...More

Thank besvenan
Reviewed July 22, 2017

After parking in a nice parking lot you follow a narrow rocky trail through low hanging twisted trees, out into baking sun and finally to a large expanse of flat lava nearly covered with petroglyphs of stick figures. Both the walk and the petroglyphs are...More

Thank D_PN
Reviewed January 8, 2017

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...More

Thank 2333FarMor
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...More

Thank SF76
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...More

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