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Olowalu Petroglyphs

820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5779
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Protected Petroglyph carvings

Just a half mile up a poorly paved road located behind the Olowalu General Store is a protected... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lwj
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Norcal
via mobile
Off the Beaten Path, Glad I found it!

If you are familiar with the Shave Ice Shack at Olowalu, the petroglyphs are in the hills a couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saskheat
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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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“dirt road” (12 reviews)
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820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5779
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just a half mile up a poorly paved road located behind the Olowalu General Store is a protected area of petroglyphs. It is located to the right side of the road up about 30 feet in the rock facing... An interesting archaeological find. At one...More

Thank lwj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are familiar with the Shave Ice Shack at Olowalu, the petroglyphs are in the hills a couple of miles inland behind the general store on Luawai St. The petroglyphs are a bit hard to find at 1st, but there isn’t much walking involved...More

Thank Saskheat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the rough road to where the Petroglyphs are and found them. During midday may not be a good time to see them towards the sunlight and we only spotted some. The area is quite deserted and we did not feel at ease there....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are right on the road, about 1/2 mile in. You need to know where to turn in off the highway. Some photographs and driving directions were in our Maui Trailblazer guidebook. On the other side of the highway is a good beach not many...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to find this out of the way cultural site on the way to Lahina, behind Leota's Pie Shop......It is a short drive and a short walk to this interesting cliff face where you will see interesting ancient petroglyphs. Well worth it....

Thank mooshimom
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Take the little dirt road between the fruit stand and the restaurant. Go back past the water tower and keep going a ways until you see the Olowalu Preservation sign (there is a little shed building by it. Right past there, you can park and...More

1  Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Strange thing about Maui... they don't advertise their local history at all. If you head down the highway toward Lahaina, there's a restaurant and store on the right and just beyond that is a giant fruit stand. Stop here and have lunch at Leoda's if...More

Thank Anniexus
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This petroglyph sure is located conveniently not too far from and somewhat behind the Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop and the Olowalu General Store. We walked along a dirt path to the trail head. Perhaps cars could get closer. But the trail was short and...More

Thank LnS2004
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

History so close to home....Protected by the sharp rise of the rocks from the lake, these Petroglyphs have stood time.

Thank OldGoat17
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Ask at Leota's Restaurant (after having an excellent meal), in Olowalu and you can drive a short distance to the petroglyphs on the side of a cliff, about a half mile behind the restaurant, many of them are still very clear and an important part...More

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OldGoat17
4 November 2017|
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Response from OldGoat17 | Reviewed this property |
One of my favorite places...just love the weather all year around! Especially around Kehii Too bad that the burial caves are now closed off.
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Ju L
21 December 2016|
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
the road is behind the general store. follow the road to the old water tank turn right and follow the dirt road, take the left fork and about 200 yards are the glyphs.
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