Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
N 19° 57.282 W 155° 51.176
5Q E 201387 N 2209007
Quick Description: In Puako, the Puako Petroglyphs Archaeological Preserve (Via Mauna Lani and N. Kaniku Drs. to Holoholokai Beach Park; 0.8-mile [1.3-kilometer] trail begins in parking lot) protects 3,000 lava carvings of unknown age and indeterminate meaning. The images include stick figures, triangular torsos, and what may be columns of warriors marching with their chiefs. There are a number of 'pictographs' at this location where early Hawai'ians travelled up and down the coast.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2005 2:15:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM1JE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 165

Long Description:

Here you can enjoy the “Puako Petroglyph Archeological District.”
Man has always left his mark. Symbols carved in rock were left by early civilizations. The Puako Petroglyph site is one of the largest and finest concentrations of the mysterious symbols left in Hawai'i. It is likely that many of these Petroglyphs were made sometime between AD 1000 – 1800. The best time to see the Petroglyphs is early morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is low in the sky. The area has a unique beauty of its own as the trail winds through the Kiawe trees. The park is open to the public from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM. On your return you will find a nice rest room, shower, picnic benches and a great beach walk.

Mother or father with 4 children?

Wahine with 'Hula' skirt or 4 legs? These pictures were taken along the pathway to the large area where many symbols are carved into the soft rocks.

Enter here for...HAWAI'IAN PETROGLYPHS. for 24 more pictures

This is a link to HOLOHOLO BEACH PARK adjacent to the 'Petroglyph' Trail

Here is the 'Geocaching' link to my cache named...VIEW of MAUI (King Kamehamehas Birthplace) a few miles north of here.

One more .. 'Virtual Link' courtesy of 'DON BAINS VIRTUAL GUIDEBOOK'

Temporally out of order!

Type of Pictograph: Petroglyph

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