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A short distance from the main road, well-marked with piles of volcanic rocks. There are a couple... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
St. Albert, Canada
Nice Hike

I thought this was a nice, moderate Hike. It took us about 15 min to get to the site. The... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Richard S
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Lexi L
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A short distance from the main road, well-marked with piles of volcanic rocks. There are a couple of signs that explain the life of the people and the significance of the petroglyphs. Once you know what the petroglyphs look like, you can spot them easily...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was one of my favorite places that I went to while on the big island. I am an avid hiker and this hike was an easy hike. The terrain was nearly level and the lava rocks were easy to walk on since they were...More

Thank OrygunGirl_10
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Easy 1.4 Mike round trip hike. There are also informational plaques along the way. Not much of an investment from the arch to see some history!

Thank Nicolas C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

It is difficult hike at the end of the long hiking day. It gets you exhausted with very little to see at the end. It is hot and not pleasurable. We decided to finish it faster so we hiked running and jumping, since there is...More

1  Thank Karaoshkin
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This 1.5 mile round-trip hike to view the ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs is definitely a must see. It is said there are thousands of drawings that were chiseled in the lava and today's visitors can view many, well-defined examples on this walk. Be sure to wear...More

Thank Jacksons4112015
Reviewed 29 March 2018

and put yourself in the minds of those who crafted these petroglyphs. who were they? what were they trying to say to us?

Thank Simplyrdd
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I thought this was a nice, moderate Hike. It took us about 15 min to get to the site. The petroglyphs are still well preserved. If you have bad knees or ankles, I would not go. This was our last stop before we went to...More

Thank Richard S
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