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Lava Tree State Park

Pahoa-Kapoho Road, Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
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Pretty dang cool!

There's a round-trip trail that isn't very long. It could be walked with a stroller or just about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sunfun453
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Kalispell, Montana
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Educational natural exhibit

Small park with educational exhibits of volcanic trees and a relaxing trail. There’s a fissure near... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SatChild
via mobile
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  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
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“paved path” (20 reviews)
“nice walk” (19 reviews)
“easy walk” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Pahoa-Kapoho Road, Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-974-6200
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"paved path"
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"nice walk"
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"easy walk"
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"stretch your legs"
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"the loop"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful trees"
in 6 reviews
"short visit"
in 5 reviews
"worthwhile stop"
in 5 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 5 reviews
"plant life"
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"restroom facilities"
in 7 reviews
"quick stop"
in 14 reviews
"nice stop"
in 9 reviews
"puna district"
in 5 reviews
"the big island"
in 19 reviews
"unique experience"
in 5 reviews
"the kapoho tide pools"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a round-trip trail that isn't very long. It could be walked with a stroller or just about by anybody. It does get hot though. The area is very unique and interesting how it occurred. There is also a huge cave in the middle of...More

Thank sunfun453
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small park with educational exhibits of volcanic trees and a relaxing trail. There’s a fissure near the entrance that is really deep and very cool.

Thank SatChild
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy to travel paved loop will take your through this park where one can see what happens when lava flows over trees. The park was very quiet when we stopped by and the loop can be done in 20 minutes (or longer if you...More

Thank KaNuiNanni
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick stop along scenic route...didn’t stay long. Great for a bathroom break and stretch your legs but wouldn’t go out if your way. Interesting.

Thank Barry and Kris H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is an easy quick stop on the way to the tide pools. Interesting to see the remnants of lava trees and see the new regrowth of the foliage. A walk around the park takes 15 min or so and there is a cool...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lava flow encased trees and then formed "statue" like monuments. Some deep lava cracks you can look into (they're fenced)

Thank RonInKelowna
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lava Tree State Park is interesting but not worth a trip just to there. If on Hwy 132, it is worth the stop. It is also easy to miss because there is only a very small sign indicating to turn. It helps to know...More

Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a nice clean park that is interesting to stop in and check out. It shows how the 1960s lava flow effected the trees. Recommend for a quick visit if in the area

Thank myworldexperiences
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Interesting small park with lava trees on display. When you reach the fork that goes left or right, the right path has almost all the lava trees to see compared to the left fork - it's a circular path, so choose based on whether you...More

1  Thank archipenko
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

What a beautiful and amazing little park this is! Easy paved trail, breathtaking scenery and fascinating history. A great place to get out and stretch your legs when you're touring the Puna District.

Thank Sherridh
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CilPMelbourne
4 March 2016|
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last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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