Puako Petroglyph Archeological District

EASY 29 reviews

Puako Petroglyph Archeological District is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Puako, Hawaii that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

rocky

historic site

no dogs

Nice short hike to the Hawaiian petroglyph sanctuary spot. Entrance is a bit tricky to find, just park at the beach and head back inland, you will see the trailhead on the left side where the parking lot ends. It starts as a paved trail but pavement ends when you enter the burn forest. Recommended for kids.

Dodging trees on uneven ground the entire trail. Petroglyphs are the saving feature.

4 months ago

Easy hike that looks like an enchanted forest. The petroglyphs are beautiful but we only see them at the beginning and the end of the trail.

8 months ago

Nice trail; cool petroglyphs

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8 months ago

Easy little hike through a thorny forest. Take it all the way to the end to see some killer petroglyphs

9 months ago

Nice shaded walk. The petroglyphs are interesting and the scenery is nice.

10 months ago

Nice short trail!

11 months ago

It's was a decent walk. Seeing the petroglyphs was interesting. Worth the trip if you're in the area.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Super easy and fun! The lava rock is a little rough on the ankles, so wear good shoes, but it is mostly flat.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Clearly marked trailhead at the end of the parking area. Family thoroughly enjoyed the hike to the Petroglyph Field as well as the Petroglyphs themselves. Go earlier in the day to avoid the heat and for best viewing. Make sure to continue beyond the paved path through the woods and the Lava field beyond. Very cool payoff at the end!

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recorded petroglyphs Hawaii

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