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- 98%History Buffs
- 77%Green Travelers
- 77%Family Travelers
- 77%Budget Travelers
User Reviews (8 Reviews)
- Puako PetroglyphsFirst to ReviewOct 20, 2013
One of the largest extant fields of publicly accessible petroglyph fields in Hawaii is hidden back inside a four-star luxury resort. Short hiking trails lead past the rocks incised with geometric human figures, abstractions, animal shapes (look, turtles!) and other ancient Hawaiian signs and symbols.
- Puako PetroglyphsJun 18, 2013
If you want to see ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs (pictures carved in the lava), this is the spot to go. A short (7/10s of a mile) trail leads to a large area of pahoehoe lava that has hundreds of petroglyphs carved into the rock. This area takes you back hundreds of years in the past and is easy to photograph to capture some history of the Big Island. If you want to see petroglyphs that are an even shorter walk, simply go north on Highway 19 and turn makai at the entrance to all the resorts in the Waikoloa area. Park on the right in the King's Shops parking lot and walk north on the path that is across the street from the gas station. You will see numerous petroglyphs along the path; turn around when you've had your fill.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Puako PetroglyphsJun 06, 2013
This is an amazing cultural site, please be respectful and don't walk on the petroglyphs, take pictures from the parameter or with telephoto lenses. It is a short walk on a flat path (some rocks and some shade) that opens up to a plethora of petroglyphs, I've never seen so many in one place! Located approximately 10 minutes from our studio.
- Puako PetroglyphsJun 03, 2013
Located very close to our home, the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve offers an amazing glimpse into one of the most extensive petroglyph fields in Hawaii. Created centuries ago, more than 3000 petroglyphs are carved into the lava along this walk. These petroglyphs are accessible via a relatively flat, easy hike. To access this field, either go through the Mauna Lani resort, or via the Puako beachfront southwards from Paniau (utility pole 143) at the south end of Puako road. These are culturally significant, so please do not deface or take souvenirs from the area!