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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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Great short outing but go early or late...not in the middle of the day. It is a gentle walk but a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PattieFree
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Hawaii
Interesting but maybe not what I expected

The Petroglyph park was interesting, just maybe not what I expected. First, know if it not a trail... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
April C
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Austin, Texas
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Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.
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Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great short outing but go early or late...not in the middle of the day. It is a gentle walk but a bit rugged. Gets hot in the mid day. Lovely little beach picnic area with easy parking is a bonus!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Petroglyph park was interesting, just maybe not what I expected. First, know if it not a trail but more like a small, unimproved track - uneven, narrow, and unmaintained. Make sure you take some water to drink. Once we got to the field, you...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Some people seem to be reviewing the handful of petroglyphs that are beside the parking lot. But if you walk 0.7 miles you’ll see the actual field of petroglyphs which is much more interesting. It’s a bit of a rough trail but we did it...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It’s interesting to see these pictures carved into stone hundreds of hot thousands of years ago. It is hard to find. If you get to the ocean, you’ve gone too far. Back up to the parking lot before that and look for the sign. A...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

A fairly easy mile plus walk lead us to the petroglyphs. Although it was not really what I expected (all in one area and one looking much like the next) it was interesting and worth our hour's time. When you start the trail, there are...More

1  Thank dawnlangl
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We were staying in the Mauna Lani area for a few days, so decided to explore a bit. If you turn off HIghway 19 on to Mauna Lani Drive (between mile markers 73 and 74) and take the far right branch of the round-a-bout, you...More

Thank Marie K
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We stopped in the parking lot by the beach. We walked to the beach and back to see we have overlooked the path. Once you get on the correct path, you will see a few petroglyphs and then the real walking begins. The sign says...More

Thank AprilS98
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I would not recommend this hike if you have a mobility challenge. Take water! I wish I had worn my hiking shoes instead of my Sauconys, but I did see people in flip flops. I have a mobility issue and would not have been able...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I have to chuckle at the recent reviewers who thought the petroglyphs were at the end of the walkway. In this day and age of instant gratification, people often expect to be overwhelmed with only enough effort that requires a few clicks on their phones....More

10  Thank thematrixhasyou
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We checked this out due to its close proximity to the Fairmont. Kind of interesting, but a bit underwhelming. Worth seeing if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

Thank Scott S
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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
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