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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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Worthwhile stop for a brief stroll and learning about lava "trees"

While exploring the Lower Puna area, we visited the Lava Tree State Park off Hwy 132. Parking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KLE2013
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Centreville, Virginia
Interesting to see what Mother Nature can do

One of several stops along our drive to the south end of the island. Doesn't take long to walk the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joyce R
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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“small park” (19 reviews)
“paved path” (17 reviews)
“tree trunks” (13 reviews)
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Pahoa-Kapoho Road, Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While exploring the Lower Puna area, we visited the Lava Tree State Park off Hwy 132. Parking and admittance is free. You need less than an hour to stroll through the park on a meandering path passing shells of free standing lava that formed when...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of several stops along our drive to the south end of the island. Doesn't take long to walk the short trail and see what a lava flow can do to trees. Nice shaded picnic pavilion and clean restrooms.

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice paved walk with views of the lava flow. It was free and there were restrooms available. Bring a picnic lunch as there is a real nice covered pavilion with table.

Thank skbeason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great as a detour en route to other adventures, but don't make it your final destination. It's neat to see the lava formationa but the signs are poorly written and the walk is very brief. We sipped coffee and took a leisurely stroll before moving...More

Thank Melissa V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped her on the way to go hike to watch the lava flow into the ocean. It is really nice and shows the effects lave has on trees. It was cool to see some of the places where the tree trunk had burned away...More

Thank WillEwest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best part... Its free. Quite something to see! Free parking. Washrooms available. Just a short walk around the park, and easy walking. Would probably be wheel chair accessible.

Thank Keelan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small park that may not interest all. It is to show the affect of lava flows through a wooded area and then post erosion. The lava trees are the stumps, don't expect a full tree encased in lava. The park is wheel...More

1  Thank L2698ICjamesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not many places you can go to and see lava moulds of tree trunks so this is a very unique place to visit. You take a very easy .7 mile loop walk to see the lava trees. A bonus is that this activity...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

we really enjoyed our walk here and found the area fascinating. it is a flat walk but can be hot in middle of day.....lots of plants and birds along with the interesting lava trees.....good park with descriptions at the initial part of trail and easy...More

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Came here on a very rainy morning and was all alone during the walk. Its a nice stop and an easy walk, worth a detour.

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