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Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Island of Hawaii

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  • Walking through the black prostrate trees of the coastal forest to find the Petroglyphs provided a mysterious atmosphere. There were a few Petroglyphs along the way but then we reached the place beyon...  more »
  • We've done this a few times, very interesting - hang in there till the end of the trail where there is a large area full of rock drawings ( although you will see some along the way too ). The trail is...  more »
  • “In Hawaii, looking back is an integral part of going forward” and for that reason the Archeological Preserve is a significant part of learning about Hawaiian culture and values. While the k’i’i pohak...  more »
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  • there are miles to explore from the trail head. what should be known that from this trail head half the walk is through a shady area and the way is not smooth and is slightly treacherous, so make sure you are wearing shoes. the local trees have extremely strong and large thorns which will pierce the bottoms of your shoes. if you take a bicycle even to the trail head you risk a flat tire ( as I got). But........... if you can make the trek it is well worth your time. Even though we didn't make it all the way to the large flat fields we saw many great things and got lots of great pictures along the way. the google road map is extremely accurate even down to the weather we experienced. kudos google!
  • A very interesting site! The "hike" is more than a walk on smooth ground. Do NOT wear flip flops, any closed shoe will be okay. The trail is not marked at all, but you can clearly see where others have walked.
  • Nice hike to see some lava rock carvings.
  • What an awesome experience! There has been some confusion on the web about where the site is actually located. The trial starts as a paved path and then turns into gravel/dirt and takes you through the woods. The trial is 1.4 miles round trip. At the end of the paved portion there are some petroglyphs for people who can't make the hike. Definitely bring sneakers. Public restrooms are available and clean.
  • A nice little hike to some very interesting Hawaiian history.