Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

#3 of 21 in Trails in Island of Hawaii
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Put Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park online itinerary planner.
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  • You may wonder why the site was chosen by the natives and I don't have any answer for you. In the middle of nowhere even in Volcanoes NP. Granted perhaps many hundreds or thousands of years ago...  more »
  • The petroglyphs are a fair hike (.75 mi each way) over quite uneven terrain for those with limited hiking abilities. After a 30 min hike you arrive at a raised boardwalk circling the petroglyphs...  more »
  • The petroglyphs are amazing, quite a diversity here compared to some of the other large fields on the island. Fascinating to think about what the person was thinking that used stone to etch in stone. Obviously some of the etchings are clear and known but certainly quite a few are known only to the author.
  • Great spot with some amazing history. It’s a little bit of a walk under the sun, so be prepared for that. Follow the path made by the stacked up rocks. The place has its cultural and archeological value. I almost feel that the park should take a little bit more care of this site.

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