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Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve

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Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Nice hike through the forest, but don't make a special trip

We were staying in the Mauna Lani area for a few days, so decided to explore a bit. If you turn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie K
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Saskatoon, Canada
Bring Water and Keep Going

We stopped in the parking lot by the beach. We walked to the beach and back to see we have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AprilS98
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.
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  • Average16%
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Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"the fairmont orchid"
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"paved path"
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"follow the signs"
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"beach park"
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"lava tube cave"
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"sturdy shoes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the Mauna Lani area for a few days, so decided to explore a bit. If you turn off HIghway 19 on to Mauna Lani Drive (between mile markers 73 and 74) and take the far right branch of the round-a-bout, you...More

Thank Marie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in the parking lot by the beach. We walked to the beach and back to see we have overlooked the path. Once you get on the correct path, you will see a few petroglyphs and then the real walking begins. The sign says...More

Thank AprilS98
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would not recommend this hike if you have a mobility challenge. Take water! I wish I had worn my hiking shoes instead of my Sauconys, but I did see people in flip flops. I have a mobility issue and would not have been able...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I have to chuckle at the recent reviewers who thought the petroglyphs were at the end of the walkway. In this day and age of instant gratification, people often expect to be overwhelmed with only enough effort that requires a few clicks on their phones....More

9  Thank thematrixhasyou
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We checked this out due to its close proximity to the Fairmont. Kind of interesting, but a bit underwhelming. Worth seeing if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We nearly overlooked the trail entrance, but within a minute's walk found a circle of petroglyphs laid out for easy viewing. Were they real, or representative? I don't know. Then the trail goes through a tangled forest of unidentified trees, with no helpful signage for...More

Thank Arthur W
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We walked the complete trail and came away disappointed. The best petroglyphs are in an enclave about 250 meters from the parking lot. It appears they have been lifted from somewhere else and displayed here. The rest of the walk takes you to an area...More

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We walked the path mid-morning to escape heat, and its said you can see the markings best when there is some shadowing. Starting from the parking lot at Holoholokai Beach Road, the path fools you at first, looks paved, but quickly becomes natural, so natural...More

3  Thank Martin22k
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

very quick walk lots of stones in a circle. the place also has the salt and pepper beach. wonderful alltogether.

1  Thank Raihan K
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The hike was easy, though uneven. The petroglyphs were awesome to see. Nice free activity. The trees provide a nice shaded hike.

Thank Angel S
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Tex4n
26 May 2016|
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Response from Honu_Ohana | Reviewed this property |
It is walkable but a hot and not that scenic walk on the road. You can make a shorter and scenic 15 minute walk along the shoreline north and get to Holoholokai Beach Park. The petroglyph trail is off the parking lot on... More
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