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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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This park suffered considerable wind damage a few years ago, and the large towering Monkeypod Trees... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
johndS8533NB
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St. George, Utah
Don’t go out of your way for this

We stayed nearby so took the short walk through this park of lava trees. When you’ve seen one... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
BHorst
,
Waterloo, Canada
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“paved path” (20 reviews)
“nice walk” (19 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 9 May 2018

This park suffered considerable wind damage a few years ago, and the large towering Monkeypod Trees are no longer overshadowing the park. Paved trails throughout the park are easily covered in an hour or 2. Interesting lava covered trees and a few exposed lava tubes...More

1  Thank johndS8533NB
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed nearby so took the short walk through this park of lava trees. When you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all Don’t go far out of your way for this one!

Thank BHorst
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 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 12 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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

1  Thank KaNuiNanni
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 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 7 April 2018 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 4 April 2018

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 31 March 2018

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 19 March 2018

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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CilPMelbourne
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last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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