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Address: Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Highway 132), Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Enjoy a Stroll in Lava Tree State Park

Just a short drive outside of Pahoa you can explore Lava Tree State Park. It is delightful, well-maintained and easy to find. The paved park loop is a relaxing "walk in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a short drive outside of Pahoa you can explore Lava Tree State Park. It is delightful, well-maintained and easy to find. The paved park loop is a relaxing "walk in the park." Tour buses from a cruise ship docked in Hilo made the stop the day we were visiting, but otherwise it wasn't crowded. Lots of beautiful tropical plants... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park has a paved circular pathway, good informational signage, making it an easy and informative walk to see how lava flows formed around the trees.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is small so not a lot of time will be needed for a visit. It is worth a visit if you are in the area; the lava formations are fascinating and the walk is easy. It was well taken care of and can be enjoyed by all ages.

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Guerneville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The "trees" are actually lave 'sculptures' formed when lava cooled around tree trunks, forming lava pillars of various shapes. There are several walking paths --- and warnings to stay on the paths due to hidden holes and defects. If you like to hike, this is probably a good place to visit. There are some posters fairly near the entrance that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't blown away by this state park but the lava molds and information is pretty interesting. A good 30 minute walk around the paved path. Good, quick stop.

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Munster, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is unique and interesting. It is well kept and the informational signage does a good job of explaining the phenomenon of trees surrounded by lava cones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As staying nearby and having driven past the entrance a few times thought would go see what it was like. Quiet as late afternoon and we enjoyed a stroll around the path and reading the information boards. Really interested place and definitely recommend.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just came across this on an afternoon's drive. It's a .7 mile walk on an smooth path. The background of how it was established was interesting, but once you'd seen one area the rest seemed very much just a repeat of the last glance. It was OK but not worth going to specifically visit.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the park on our way to Kalapana. It takes about half a hour to finish the trail. Lava trees are trees that have been burnt by Lava. It is a quiet place, and not a lot of people were there when we got there.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read about this park in my AAA travel guide and knew I had to see it. While it's small, it's an interesting place to stop and look at how lava fossilized the trees many years ago.

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