Day 2 – Part 1 – The Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve

On Day 2, we decided to head north and see the Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve. We left Kailua, heading up Highway 19. This is going to take you about 30 miles north, a drive that will take just under an hour. It is also close to the Puako Petroglyph Archeological District. This is one that I had visited once years ago. It’s actually hard to find. Once you turn left to go to the Waikoloa beach resorts, it’s about 1/4 mile down the road. There is parking to the right, and you will know that you are there because there is a park and a gas station. There are also places to do shopping at the Waikoloa Kings Shops. Part of the trail is going to take you through a golf course, at least on the way back, and you will arrive at your starting point. It is recommended that you take plenty of water and snacks. Although the hike is primarily flat, toward the area where the petroglyphs are, it dips down and then there is an extensive hike up to the top where you can get a great view of the entire place.

We decided to continue heading north up into Kohala and bypass seeing the Puako petroglyph field because it was already so hot. Another place to see next time we go. Onward to Kohala