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Interesting and Nice Walk

Interesting to witness these reminders of prior civilisations. Difficult to imagine how they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
burlington, vermont
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Toward the bottom of the road

Well worth the .7 mile walk off the road, located ~1/2 hour drive down from the park entrance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Capitola, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to witness these reminders of prior civilisations. Difficult to imagine how they survived in this harsh landscape. Hike/walk is over level terrain but is also over lava rock and uneven surfaces. Sturdy footwear recommended. Bring water, it's hot and dry even close to sea...More

Thank spokinword
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the .7 mile walk off the road, located ~1/2 hour drive down from the park entrance. Follow the sparsely spaces rock cairns to the deck surrounding the petroglyphs. A slight downhill back often with the wind at your back en route back to...More

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really glad we stopped here on our driving trail. The short hike is about 1.5 miles round trip, and I didn't think it was super difficult but it might be hard for those who aren't usually active. The trail is rocky and not...More

Thank kaelaceleste
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

How awesome to see something that has survived so long on the island! The fact that they are still here and visible after volcanic eruptions, earthquake and just people is simply amazing.

Thank lhefling
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The petroglyphs are fascinating to see, and we came here right at the golden hour. It was quite a walk over rough terrain, even if the trail seems worn down by the many visitors. It was easy enough at first, but then there were moments...More

Thank Legopod
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Take the crater rim road to the coast then the 1.4 mile hike (round trip) to the petroglyphs. Easy to view petroglyphs and informative pictorials help you get some insight into the Pu'uloa.

Thank molsenmotorsport
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It was wonderful to see these amazing old Hawaiian Petroglyphs. I have been worrying about them since the volcano & lava flow, but haven't been able to find out if they escaped damage. If not, please go see them. It's about a mile roundtrip, and...More

Thank NatAtHome
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Almost to the ocean on Craters road be sure to stop and hike over to the wonder preserved petroglyphs. Take a camera it was fun- again arrive early- no shade

Thank kmc m
Reviewed 5 June 2018

It was a 1.4 mile walk/hike round trip to see the Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs. There is a broadwalk at the main site to protect the petroglyphs.

Thank Nancy147
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Overall we loved the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 5 stars. This however was a disappointment. It is not a short or easy hike for for those who are pregnant, seniors, or those with knee/back/health concerns who would want to participate. Not sure how they...More

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