Early Rock Etchings
Waikoloa Beach Dr
Puako, HI 96738
These petroglyphs, or stone inscriptions, were etched into the face of the mountain centuries ago. Featuring thousands of facsimiles of turtles, canoes, and other mysterious carvings, the Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve is one of the most fascinating ways to witness the unique culture of native Hawaii. The petroglyphs can be found along the Mamalahoa Trail, named for King Kamehameha's "Law of the Broken Paddle," a humanitarian law that has been enshrined into Hawaii's constitution. The best time to visit the petroglyphs is during the morning or afternoon, when the sun is low in the sky. The trail begins at the nearby Kings' Shops center.
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Notes: Waikoloa Beach Resort near the King's Shops mall.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Notes: There is parking at the King's Shops Complex.
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