Honokaa town is located in the Hamakua Coast, at 40 mi/64 km in the north of Hilo. The area is a historic district of Big Island in Hawaii because the town's economy was once based on sugar production from the Hamakua Sugar Company, until 1994.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs Trail, Volcano National Park, Hawaii USA
The park is an international World Heritage site and provides the visitors with several exciting hiking opportunities. Pu’u Loa Petroglyph’s Trail is 2 mi/3.2 km long, easy, around two hours round trip walk and starts at the Puu Loa parking, on Chains of Craters road.
Hiking there is a very interesting experience because you walk through the fascinating ancient history of Hawaii, the Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs. It is a historic site where you can admire the volcanic rock carvings, that represent a variety of ancient ideas, such as canoes, sails, human figures and more. The trail is very well marked but visitors should be careful of the unstable volcanic terrain and not to damage the petroglyph’s since they are very fragile.
Hikers should wear hiking boots, take water and snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat because the sun can be very intense. Due to the unstable terrain conditions, it is recommended, before choosing Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs Trail, to consult the Volcano National Park website for any park alerts that might prevent you from following this route.