Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve, Waikoloa

3.9
#4 of 23 in Trails in Island of Hawaii
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  • Awesome hike with many petroglyphs, caves and wind breaks. You can also walk on the kings trail. I was stunned by the beauty of these ancient people’s art.  more »
  • Around Waikoloa there are some petroglyph fields. Each one of them is worth seeing and each is slightly different. Should have seen.
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  • This is a strange historical site, deliberately left rough in the middle of a manicured green golf resort. The trail isn't long (probably less than a mile) but is very rough and better shoes than flip-flops are highly recommended, although we managed. Park by the gas station and follow the walking trail, which turns into the lava field and becomes a little hard to follow but there are a few signs along the way.
  • To get the most of it take the free guided tours offered by Kings Court shopping center on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30. Otherwise you may not find the most important ones and you may not know what you are looking at. The guide provides lots of insights into Hawaiian traditions and beliefs. Just be aware you will be in the middle of a lava field for about one hour. So we would recommend walking shoes, hats, water...

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