Find out about Hawaii's history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, boasting over 3,000 ki'i pohaku (petroglyphs). The preserve remains one of the largest concentrations of such rock art in Hawaii, with hundreds visible right from the trail. Consider visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon--you'll avoid the hottest part of the day and have a good view of the rock art. Bring drinking water and wear hiking shoes suitable for rough terrain. Check the website for the archaeological district's opening dates and times. Put Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Puako journey planner.
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Rubbings are no longer allowed because tourists were rubbing the glyphs excessively. Thanks for rub-blocking me, losers. Aside from that I enjoyed this site. Getting to the glyphs is an easy hike... more »
Nice easy “hike” that is approximately 1.1 miles out and back. The path is a mix of concrete sidewalk at the beginning, a short gravel section, hard earth through the Forrest and some loose sand... more »
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