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Address: Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI

Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.

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Nice short hike to petroglyphs

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dylan H
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 marked, but it's short and simple enough. Make sure to check out the beach before you leave as well - it's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 lot of figures on the sheet.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 frequent outcroppings of lava on the trail to step over, and the trail winds through the woods.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the petroglyphs early morning. It's best to go early so that the sun casts shadows over the petroglyphs and makes them easier to see. It's also less hot early in the day. We didn't find the trail very hot...it's mostly shady, and you're walking through the coolest trees with gnarled branches. It's a very easy trail, some uneven... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very accessible place to see the caves formed by lava tunnels, the fish ponds and a few petroglyphs. You walk on a paved path--much easier than crushed lava. No crowds here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great activity for kids. Unfortunately there isn't much information (interpretive or signed), so do some homework before you go. The walk is probably less than a mile but there are no benches or places to sit. It can be very hot so plan your day and time it, early morning or after 5 pm is probably best.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I don't agree with most of the people about trail. For us the 0.7 mile trail was a big attraction. Its big portion goes in the low-branches forest, creating the dry (or burnt) branches tunnel that is green on the outside. You walk in a shade, and the tree roots "sticking" out of the ground are just a natural consequences... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The preserve features some nice well marked hiking paths, along with several petroglyphs in excellent condition. There is also a small lava tube cave along the trail. Wear good walking shoes, carry water, and watch your step (and head) as there are low hanging branches and you are walking on lava rock, so there is some bumpiness. Not recommended for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Can't say that I am a bit fan of such art but this is one of the few activity to do in this area beside the beaches. It's interesting from a cultural point of view. But it is not everyone that will appreciate. Hawaiian culture does not seem to be trending with 15 year old teenagers, especially in 93F heat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Definitely not for everyone put for an adventure and a glimpse of the past the hike and experience is worth it. Yes the trail is old school, bumpy, dusty, low overhangs but it is easy to follow. The start of the trail is misleading with the paved portion leading you into the forest where the real trail begins. The trail... More 

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