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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
+1 808-985-6000
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Incredible!

Amazing view into the early culture of the native Hawaiians! There is a boardwalk around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lauren H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Largest Petroglyph field in Hawaaii

Just past mile marker 16 on the Chain of Craters Road, is the Pu'u Loa Petroglyph Trail. A 15-20... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
KLE2013
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Centreville, Virginia
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“lava field” (20 reviews)
“short hike” (19 reviews)
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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 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view into the early culture of the native Hawaiians! There is a boardwalk around the petroglyphs to protect them and allow for better viewing. The hike is 1.4 miles round trip and the terrain is pretty rocky and rough. There is also no shade...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Just past mile marker 16 on the Chain of Craters Road, is the Pu'u Loa Petroglyph Trail. A 15-20 minute walk over uneven lava leads to get to the largest petroglyph field in the state of Hawaii. A boardwalk circles through the area allowing for...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The drive to the petroglyphs was long, but worth seeing. Once there, there's a short hike to them. The hike in was short and there are raised walkways so that the drawings aren't damaged.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The walk to go back and see the petroglyphs is a moderate walk over and around lots of rocks, but worth it. To stand there and see those markings that were placed by Hawaiian hands so very long ago, was awesome. They have put a...More

Thank gldnpupper27
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This was very cool to see a piece of history and definitely worth the short walk (about 1.5 mile roundtrip) from where we parked the car. Be sure to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes since you are walking over old hardened lava, so it is bumpy....More

Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 18 August 2017

this is a long hike and very hot and dry but the end game is fascinating and easy circle boardwalk around many ancient drawings........wish there was more markings of their meanings but still we enjoyed the walk but it is not easy and you need...More

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop along Chain of Craters Road. The lava is beautiful and the petroglyphs are very spiritual. A decent walk from the road to the petroglyphs but definitely worth it. Amazing piece of native Hawaiian history.

Thank KSAngela
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Unless you are a student of ancient Hawaian culture, do not both to drive 18 miles down the chain of craters rd. to see this

Thank jgssma
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Hot hike out over the lava to see the petroglyphs. Very cool thing to do. Windy and hot, take water and wear sunscreen. Also, do it early before it gets crowded.

Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

It takes a good half over of walking over lava field to get to where the petroglyphs are located. Here you can see the daily lives of the ancients etched out on the lava. Their bond to the land was very close and in this...More

Thank Lani C
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