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This is one of the first historical sites that we visited on our trip to the Big Island. There is a nice little hike to the site and the site is fairly large. Many of the petroglyphs are the same or similar but we did...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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