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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  • The walk was easy and fun, good intro to walking on the lava. Trail well marked. The petroglyphs were a bit of a disappointment. I expected thousands easily viewed. It was raining, so we did not...  more »
  • We flirted with an impending rain shower as we wound our way to the petroglyphs 3/4 of a mile away through a lava field, the way marked by cairns of rocks. Once there, an elevated wooden platform...  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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