Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

4.0
#3 of 17 in Trails in Island of Hawaii
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Put Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park online itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
map
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
242 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This is an easy walk to a special place. Only go if you are interested in Hawaiian culture. The petroglyphs are well explained and easy to see from a boardwalk. Not a lot of variety but the reason the...  more »
  • My sister and and I were so glad we decided to hike to the petroglyphs at Pu'u Loa. This is a bit of a hike totally exposed in the sun, so....bring water, put on sunscreen and wear a hat, it is approx...  more »
  • A 15 minutes walk from chain of craters road. Who wore sneakers as a walk on the lava, so easy to walk. Guests can enjoy a surprising sight, coupled with views of the surroundings.
    View original
Google
  • The hike out over lava fields is the same as the rest of the island, without cover and quite hot during the day. Most of the carvings are holes wherein families placed umbilical cords. There are some other art pieces as well. Would recommend only if the weather is cool.
  • Great hike with kids, not too strenuous. With 4 yr old and his brothers, it took us around 20 mins. Info signs at the site explained the significance of the petroglyphs.
  • Well worth the .7 mile hike in. Very uneven trail through the lava. Well marked trail. Allow yourself enough time to get there and back around dusk. Not a good trail to do in the dark, even with a flashlight.
  • A bit of a long walk to check out the petroglyphs. If you're interested in Hawaiian culture, then by all means, take the walk since this is along the way on the Chain of Craters road. There is no shade in this area, so get that sun block ready.
  • Need decent hikers, Keens, or tennis shoes, not flip flops for this 1.4 mile roundtrip to the Petroglyphs and back.
Places to stay near Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

Plan your trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs by other users

22 days in Hakalau BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Hilo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Middle East, Europe, Canada & United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Cancun & Hawaii BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Pahoa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Pahala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans