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Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve

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Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Nice walk

This is very easy to access. We went after 5 pm, so the sun was on its way down. I wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Efb68
Blast from the past

If you take it for what it is, this is a pretty cool and easy excursion. Walk along and look at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John C
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Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.
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Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is very easy to access. We went after 5 pm, so the sun was on its way down. I wouldn't recommend going at the height of the day, as it was still radiating heat even when we went. There was no one else exploring,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you take it for what it is, this is a pretty cool and easy excursion. Walk along and look at carvings in the rocks from 100’s of years ago. I enjoyed the nice walk and a brief look into the past of how things...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 5pm, so it was much cooler and the walk was more bearable. We had our toddler with us, but he definitely wasn't able to negotiate the rocky walk, with lots of tree roots sticking out. Our other kids had a great time,...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

When you first arrive at the parking lot, there is a bathroom area, and access to a beach path. At 1st we just went to the beach area, where there were lots of other people walking and looking for the petroglyphs. Little did we know...More

Thank Selena W
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The good news is that getting to a few petroglyphs on display near the parking lot is super easy, and it's free. They are gathered together in one place a very short walk from the beach parking area. We walk by it often on our...More

1  Thank Eugene E
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great short outing but go early or late...not in the middle of the day. It is a gentle walk but a bit rugged. Gets hot in the mid day. Lovely little beach picnic area with easy parking is a bonus!

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The Petroglyph park was interesting, just maybe not what I expected. First, know if it not a trail but more like a small, unimproved track - uneven, narrow, and unmaintained. Make sure you take some water to drink. Once we got to the field, you...More

Thank April C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Some people seem to be reviewing the handful of petroglyphs that are beside the parking lot. But if you walk 0.7 miles you’ll see the actual field of petroglyphs which is much more interesting. It’s a bit of a rough trail but we did it...More

1  Thank sockweasel
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It’s interesting to see these pictures carved into stone hundreds of hot thousands of years ago. It is hard to find. If you get to the ocean, you’ve gone too far. Back up to the parking lot before that and look for the sign. A...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

A fairly easy mile plus walk lead us to the petroglyphs. Although it was not really what I expected (all in one area and one looking much like the next) it was interesting and worth our hour's time. When you start the trail, there are...More

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Response from Honu_Ohana | Reviewed this property |
It is walkable but a hot and not that scenic walk on the road. You can make a shorter and scenic 15 minute walk along the shoreline north and get to Holoholokai Beach Park. The petroglyph trail is off the parking lot on... More
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