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Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

Chain of Craters Rd., on left past mile marker 16, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-985-6000
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Unique display of petroglyphs

I have seen the petroglyphs in Arizona and New Mexico. These were very different. They did not seem... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rosiebertles
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
Great way to experience the different rock formations

It's not the easiest walk because the rocks changes shale all the time but that's part of the fun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terry_in_Kirkland
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Seattle, Washington
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Chain of Craters Rd., on left past mile marker 16, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have seen the petroglyphs in Arizona and New Mexico. These were very different. They did not seem to tell a story but seemed to be personal. It is an amazing collection of symbols. The hike to the site is over a 400-700 year old...More

Thank rosiebertles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not the easiest walk because the rocks changes shale all the time but that's part of the fun. The glyphs at the end is a nice reward but the journey is the best part. Wouldn't try on a super sunny day though.

Thank Terry_in_Kirkland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cultural/historical sight is reached by hiking about one and a half miles (round trip) across very uneven, rocky terrain. I wouldn't suggest it for anyone with infirmaties. There are no shaded areas or benches. Be sure to bring water and wear good sunscreen. That...More

Thank Alaena H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was a 1.4 mile round trip hike. There is no shade or water. Water is a must if you take this hike!! We hiked on top of lava fields to reach the petroglyphs but worth the effort! They are very well preserved and fun...More

1  Thank beaujolias3
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A nice walk after the drive. You can see the plume from the volcano when you reach the end. The petroglyph's while interesting from a cultural perspective weren't overly exciting.

Thank rcat02
Reviewed 11 April 2017

IF you enjoy seeing history, plan for this stop along the Chain of Craters drive. It is not far, but very windy and warm/hot. I had never seen "real" petroglyphs before - only photos and replicas in museums. Be sure to bring your camera, the...More

Thank AKJen907
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Make sure to bring a sun hat and some water. The entire trail is fully exposed to the sun and along an uneven lava field. I've seen some people hike the path in sandals, but not recommended because the lava rocks are sharp and rough...More

Thank rbonez
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Translated as the "long hill", this archeological site is considered sacred to many in Hawaii. The earliest recorded writing about these carvings was in the early 1800s by a missionary.

Thank bobsboy_texas
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Short hike through a lave field with the path marked by rock carns. Saw some petroglyphs on the way to the main site, however plenty to observe and appreciate once you arrive to the main site. A board walk has be constructed so that you...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We enjoyed our walk to view the petroglyphs... quite a leisurely walk to get to the site. Great view of old lava runs. Very unique landscape. Worth a visit...

Thank Marcel F
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