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Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Island of Hawaii

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve is located in Island of Hawaii. Work out when and for how long to visit Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve and other Kohala Coast attractions using our handy Kohala Coast trip itinerary planner.
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  • Close to the hotel. Very interesting preserved area bit of good walking shoes, sunscreen, and water fairly rocky but worth a look
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  • These writings are amazing. It is unfortunate that no one knows what the various drawings mean. You can see some without going on the 25 minute hike. The trail is moderate, with tree roots and rocks t...  read more »
  • There are two petroglyph trails in the area, an we chose Puako--but I wish we had instead chosen Waikoloa, which seems from reviews to be more worthwhile. The petroglyphs along the trail are great, bu...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 30 minute round trip hike (don't do it in flip flops!) to see ancient Hawaiian drawings on lava rocks.
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