Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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  • These petroglyphs are some of the best I've ever seen, and I've been all over the world and have seen lots of petroglyphs! The walk to the petroglyphs is about three-quarters of a mile over dried... 
    These petroglyphs are some of the best I've ever seen, and I've been all over the world and have seen lots of petroglyphs! The walk to the petroglyphs is about three-quarters of a mile over dried...  more »
  • The walk is actually longer than advertised, but it is a well marked trail and not difficult. The reward is well worth it, petroglyphs in lava viewable by an elevated walking platform. 
    The walk is actually longer than advertised, but it is a well marked trail and not difficult. The reward is well worth it, petroglyphs in lava viewable by an elevated walking platform.  more »
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  • It's a good long walk 🚶‍♀️ over fairly rough terrain. Quite warm even with the wind blowing. Access to the site is free but it's in a National Park so a park pass is required but it is good 👍 in any National Park for the rest of the year.
  • Definitely worth the hike over the lava rock! Bring a lot of water because it can get hot out there. This was a fascinating experience that I'll always treasure. The signs are informative but a little bit of extra reading beforehand will provide a lot of helpful context. This site still has great meaning for the people who live here and you can feel it. There are petroglyphs that you may be able to spot on the way that have faded from erosion/human intervention. Respect the ones we have left to enjoy!

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