Puu Loa Petroglyphs Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

historic site

Directions from Chain of Craters Road: Puu Loa Trail begins at the Pu'u Loa parking area between mile markers 16 and 17 on Chain of Craters Road.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike was not difficult. Parking was easy on both side of road. Signs marked the beginning of the trail and stone piles marked the trail until the wooden board walk to view the petroglyphs. We brought water. It was sunny and a light breeze sometimes. There was a warning sign about fumes but we didn’t experience any problems.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an excellent trail marked by cairns across a.hundreds-year old lava bed, which ends at a boardwalk around thousands of Petroglyphs. Well worth the stop, and bring water.

5 months ago

Awesome petroglyphs. Worth doing

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful and interesting, description is spot on. Fun

7 months ago

Really nice walk to fascinating ancient drawings in lava.

nature trips
7 months ago

Cool hike- petroglyphs are neat. Nice hike with kids.

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Awesome ancient history! Short hike but hot.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

appreciated the historical significance

Monday, January 02, 2017

I loved this trail. So much history, tradition and culture on this trail. The petroglyphs were very neat, too! Good vibes on this trail

Saturday, June 25, 2016

It was to hot for us! But really neat to see the petroglyphs. Go early in day, not in summer. ☀️

walking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

You walk on lava rock to a reddish raised wooden platform to see petroglyphs. There's not a designated trail, but if you stay within the stacked rocks (a guide had mentioned these are trail markers) you'll find it.

hiking
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Basic hike over the lava to ancient petroglyphs.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Great!

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ok. Dull walk but interesting hieroglyphs.

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