The Puako Petroglyphs, Island of Hawaii

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  • July 22, 2017
    After parking in a nice parking lot you follow a narrow rocky trail through low hanging twisted trees, out into baking sun and finally to a large expanse of flat lava nearly covered with petroglyphs o...  more »
  • January 8, 2017
    There are two petroglyph parks very close together, This one has the entrance close to the beach. It has the most petroglyphs and the trail goes through what seems like an enchanted forest (twisted tr...  more »
  • October 9, 2016
    We loved this walk (with our two kids, aged 7 and 11), despite the heat! The petroglyphs along the way were sometimes hidden, which made it a bit like a scavenger hunt for the kids. You pass through q...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    We went midday so we didn't do the hike to the Petroglyphs. However the beaches here are amazing to wander around. Plenty of parking and a well kept restroom facility. There are a couple of picnic tables as well.
  • July 9, 2017
    Not impressed by the management of the park. Signs are falling apart and poorly marked. It is very interesting once you make it to the end though.
  • June 19, 2017
    The hike through the unique forest is worth the trip by itself. Petroglyphs are very different from those in southwest U.S. and worth the easy hike.
  • June 5, 2017
    Amazing to learn about how much effort it took to create these mysterious images still visible today.
  • May 6, 2017
    The best petroglyphs are 100 yards from the parking lot. If you want to go for a rocky .7 mile hike to see lackluster petroglypns with no story behind them, then go for it. But next time I'm going to enjoy the petroglyphs that are 100 yards from the car, or find a venue that has more story / analysis of their petroyglyphs.

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