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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
TnJAdvents
,
Winnipeg
via mobile
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
DrugDoc
,
Hollywood
via mobile
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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...More

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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...More

Thank Donna L
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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!

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