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Address: Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI

Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.

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Can't say that I am a bit fan of such art but this is one of the few activity to do in this area beside the beaches. It's interesting from a cultural point of view. But it is not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Can't say that I am a bit fan of such art but this is one of the few activity to do in this area beside the beaches. It's interesting from a cultural point of view. But it is not everyone that will appreciate. Hawaiian culture does not seem to be trending with 15 year old teenagers, especially in 93F heat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely not for everyone put for an adventure and a glimpse of the past the hike and experience is worth it. Yes the trail is old school, bumpy, dusty, low overhangs but it is easy to follow. The start of the trail is misleading with the paved portion leading you into the forest where the real trail begins. The trail... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trailhead is just on the east side of the parking lot where there are 20 or so examples of what lies at the end of the trail. I was apprehensive about the short hike as it looked unkempt with an overflowing garbage barrel. I was hoping the trail was not in the same shape. Wear shoes not flip flops... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Puako petrograph park Way cool and an easy walk: all level, some paved & some dirt through trees. Less than hour from resort and back Anthropologists still haven't figured out why they were carved here as well as direction towards mauna kea & mauna loa Get outa the resort and check it out

Thank SanMo
Oakton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

These writings are amazing. It is unfortunate that no one knows what the various drawings mean. You can see some without going on the 25 minute hike. The trail is moderate, with tree roots and rocks to hike over, but fine for most people.

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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

There are two petroglyph trails in the area, an we chose Puako--but I wish we had instead chosen Waikoloa, which seems from reviews to be more worthwhile. The petroglyphs along the trail are great, but the trail itself, about 0.7 miles long, through dark woods and covered by tree roots, is quite unpleasant. If you take it, wear proper shoes!... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

The actual petroglyph trail was quite disappointing. There were several artifacts to see, but only several. I am not sure if that was all or not. BUT, a walk on the beach there found us the most amazing rocks, coral, and sands. There are not more beautiful waters and sands than here (well, and the rest of Hawaii)

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This trail is very dusty and hot! We brought our own water and we're glad we did. The petroglyphs are worth it at the end. Go either early in the morning or right before sunset to get the best lighting for the stone carvings. We also saw several little families of wild goats grazing beside the path. Only half of... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Just north of the Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani Resort, look for the trails to the Petroglyph Park. The Malama Trail leads to a huge filed of them, returning to shady picnic spots, ocean breezes, peace and quiet.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We come here almost every year, but since I was one of the first reviewers in October 2006, I thought it might be time to do a new review. Actually, it is “another” review because the place and Spirit of Place are timeless. The setting is serene and natural.. WHAT DO I SEE THERE? The Puako Petroglyphs are in a... More 

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