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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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1.4 mile round-trip walk the sign says, very worth the uneven trail. Can get hot mid-day.

We walked the path mid-morning to escape heat, and its said you can see the markings best when... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
San Diego, California
easy walk lots of petroglyphs

very quick walk lots of stones in a circle. the place also has the salt and pepper beach... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Raihan K
Austin, TX
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Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We walked the path mid-morning to escape heat, and its said you can see the markings best when there is some shadowing. Starting from the parking lot at Holoholokai Beach Road, the path fools you at first, looks paved, but quickly becomes natural, so natural...More

Thank Martin22k
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

very quick walk lots of stones in a circle. the place also has the salt and pepper beach. wonderful alltogether.

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The hike was easy, though uneven. The petroglyphs were awesome to see. Nice free activity. The trees provide a nice shaded hike.

Thank Angel S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting historical site right on the grounds next to the Fairmont Orchid. You can see a handful of petroglyphs a short walk up a paved path from the parking lot but you have to hike through there forest to get to the full field of...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The majority of the petroglyphs are after a walk of a little less than a half a mile, which is mostly in the shade. However, about 500 feet into the walk are a few petroglyphs on loose rocks. If you want to see the majority...More

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The path starts out deceptively easy-a paved trail leads to a collection of interesting petroglyphs and then there is a long winding trail through the kiawe forest. The trail is unmarked and we weren't sure if we were on the right trail until several people...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Although the trail head for the petroglyphs is well marked, the trail winds through bushes and trees for about one mill until you come to the main viewing area. It is well worth it--- makes you wonder what all the signs meant. This walk is...More

Thank Evebonnie
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The good news is that getting to these petroglyphs 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 morning walks to the beach. Be prepared...More

Thank Eugene E
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The best time to go would be early morning. It's a hot walk on a sometimes difficult-to-see trail. Take water. You can walk around the petroglyphs for a pretty good view, and can get close enough for photographs, although it's sometimes hard to get a...More

1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

From the parking lot walk about 30 minutes along the trail and wind through the undergrowth. While it seems like you walk endlessly, you will know it when you reach the end of the trail. There is a huge flat rock section that is fenced...More

Thank Jill T
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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