Poike Volcano

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Easter Island, Chile

Poike Volcano Easter Island Reviews

andrejav andrejav
651 reviews
One side of the cradle of the world Jan 16, 2012
Poike is the furthest volcano from the city of Hanga Roa, and you’ll need transport to get there. There is no trail or signage where to go or what to see, so welcome to do some exploring by yourself :)

Whole area of the volcano is fenced off and it is used as a pasture for the cow farm. The best way to enter that area is to get to the farm, park your car or scooter, jump the fence and start climbing up the grassy sloops. Loss of surface ground is rampant because cattle make paths that become small rivers during the rain, and there are no trees to stoop that runoff. There is project on the coast part of this volcano where lots of eucalyptus trees are placed to make a barrier and save at least some ground.

Climb is very easy and volcano is no more than 400m high. There are very nice petroglyphs on the side of the volcano worth seeing. Top has small cone full of trees, and beautiful views of the whole island. Pleasant breeze cools you down from the climb and if I had my hammock with me, I would be napping like the king of the hill…
View over Rano Raraku towards Hang…
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