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Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Island of Hawaii

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  • Not a must see, but a nice very short hike through the woods to a field of petroglyphs. It's about three quarters of a mile out and the same way going back. Sometime the trail isn't all that well mark...  more »
  • It's a bit of walk out 30 minutes to see the main sheet of petroglyphs. Essentially a dirt path all the way out. A trail rings the sheet of petroglyphs. They look like stick people. There are quite a ...  more »
  • The trail was much rougher than I expected. It took about 20 minutes to get to the end where most of the carvings are located. If you don't have strong ankles, then this is not for you. There are freq...  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.