Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve

Kohala Coast


Round Trip Mileage: less than one mile

Elevation Gain: negligible

Gear: nothing

Weather: NOAA forecast for A Bay

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Overview: The Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve is very close to A Bay and is worth an hour of your time.

Getting to the Trailhead: From Hwy. 19, the Queen K Hwy., find Waikoloa Beach Drive. Drive about a mile and locate the "King’s Shops" on your right and park near the gas station. (Watch for signs for the Petroglyph Preserve).

The Hike: From the parking area, take the marked walkway toward the golf course area of the Waikoloa Hotel. The walkway will soon take you to the petroglyph preserve, which contains thousands of carvings over a long span of time. Take a look at the self-guiding maps, and read the signs to learn more.

The famous helmeted warror petroglyph