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Address: Chain of Craters Rd., on left past mile marker 16, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Surprised by fellow hikers

So these petroglyphs are visible from a boardwalk a 1.4 mile round walk from the park road. It can be hot and dry down there at sea level, take water, wear some good footwear as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

How easily we text our friends. How casually we send out a twitter message. Come to one of Hawaii'i's ancient petroglyph sites and be inspired by the determination and devotion required to mark these lava surfaces with both thanksgiving and hope. This stretch of lava considered The Hill of Long Life drew the ancient people of this island to give... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So these petroglyphs are visible from a boardwalk a 1.4 mile round walk from the park road. It can be hot and dry down there at sea level, take water, wear some good footwear as you follow a path through lava fields to get there. Surprised by my fellow hikers? I got out to the boardwalk just as a guy... More 

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Radebeul, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice trail to a place that's considered sacred to the people of Hawaii and where you can see some of over 23,000 petroglyph images. Stop there on your drive to the end of Chain of Craters Rd.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife wanted to see this and she would rate this all very high, very unique; however, since I am writing I would have to say that it is interesting and impressive to see the ancient very raw communications; but if you have very limited time there are more impressive things to see in the park. Again, My wife would... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short and easy trail, this is an interesting insight into the indigenous people who inhabited the area. The meaning of the petroglyphs is unknown so it is up to you to interpret what they may mean.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you are really into this kind of thing, I'm not sure it is worth the 1.4 mile round trip hike. the petroglyphs were kinda difficult to see. They actually seemed to be more visible on the photos we took though. Anyway, its certainly an interesting thing to see, but if you are trying to budget your time, I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this trail. Fantastic Pertoglyphs and art carvings. Especially was intrigued by the hill where they put the umbilical cords of babies for a healthy and prosperous life.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's actually a bit of a hike into the blazing sun and wind without much of a payoff. The cultural aspect is definitely interesting but could have been explained verbally just as easily without the amount of time spent on the hike.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

An easy hike across lava fields along the Chain of Craters Road brings one to a well-marked petroglyph site. Please treat these ancient symbolic works with respect.

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Munster, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is one of the short walks off Crater Rim Dr. Once there, there is a boardwalk, with signage, surrounding the petroglyphs.

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