Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Island of Hawaii

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  • We walked the complete trail and came away disappointed. The best petroglyphs are in an enclave about 250 meters from the parking lot. It appears they have been lifted from somewhere else and displaye...  more »
  • One of course wonders why the Hawaiians took across lava fields to this place to cut drawings in the stones exactly at this place small. Unfortunately, there is no answer to this question. Actually you know virtually nothing about the Petro glyph fields. After a short walk from Holoholokai Beach (a well kept Beach Park with facilities and toilets), one can admire the rock carvings of human outlines, canoes, turtles, and other objects.
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  • We walked the path mid-morning to escape heat, and its said you can see the markings best when there is some shadowing. Starting from the parking lot at Holoholokai Beach Road, the path fools you at f...  more »

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