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Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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  • The Ballad is nice, on a natural and undeveloped road (which eventually rare in Hawaii). It travels a Sahelian arid part and partly ground to arrive on a site or engravings have been conducted in the volcanic rocks. These very Polynesian appearance performances are even more enigmatic that nobody knows who is at the origin of these petroglyphs or if they had a function or a special meaning! Nearby, there is a picnic area, a nice beach and a ʻaʻā lava flow (the Hawaiian word is taken over by the vulcanologists) which gives the impression of a violent and jagged, very impressive casting. For photographers, a trans-standard and a long lens will be useful.
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  • Worth the 1.4 mile hike over a lava field. 23,000 plus petroglyphs etched into a'a. Sand in your shoes. Bring water. Just when you think you have walked enough, it is just up the hill. Need a bench pl...  more »
  • Great petroglyphs but if you get a guide you get to see/understand a LOT more. Very little protection from wind or sun can be found there so be ready. Not very long so take a gander. 
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  • Nice short hike with cool petroglyphs. Great morning hike ☺
  • Great hike to see a historical gem. Wear sunscreen as it is hot and there is no shade. Also wear sturdy hiking shoes, flip flops aren't ideal.
  • Wonderful place to Hike and enjoy cliffs and lava fields.
  • Its a nice hike. Great for people who love history
  • This is something cool to see if you're going down to the bottom of the volcano. However, be forewarned that it's a 3/4 mile hike on uneven terrain to get there and the entire walk on the (nice) boardwalk will take no more than 5 - 10 minutes with pictures. Definitely wear your sunscreen as well.