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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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Neat loop - like going back in time

We really enjoyed our short trip to Lava Tree - the full loop took about 15-20 minutes. There was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sarah W
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Boulder, Colorado
Not worth a special trip

This was ok for dropping in since I drove past it on my way to and from the Kirpal Meditation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
katie b
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“paved path” (20 reviews)
“easy walk” (17 reviews)
“nice walk” (17 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 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our short trip to Lava Tree - the full loop took about 15-20 minutes. There was no one else there, so we paused for a moment to listen to the sounds of birds and frogs. The leftover skeletons of trees from the...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was ok for dropping in since I drove past it on my way to and from the Kirpal Meditation Center, but it's not worth a special trip to see.

1  Thank katie b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice little loop path with great signs and sites. It is amazing how the trees were affected by the lava. They also had a few flowers in bloom. It is a short stop but nice.

Thank tedact
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun stop on our way to see other things. We parked and walked right to the park. There are lots of trees covered by lava and it is beautiful to walk through.

Thank AprilS98
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super side trip visit. Beautiful walk through the park, doesn't take more than 45 minutes to walk through total. Really a neat little park.

Thank Mark I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit was part of a cruise excursion. We had an excellent tour guide. Lave trees are formed when immersed in flowing lava, which then cools and forms "statues in the form of the tree.

Thank ErikAnestad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice park to walk around. Pretty landscaping and it's away from town so it's quiet. Learned something new here.

Thank Charity H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this park quite late in the afternoon and was lucky to find it still open. I did the loop trail and so I could see a lot of petrified tree with strange forms.

Thank Rosario_it
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most lava fields are uninteresting, this was a nicely landscaped walk through the woods viewing the many different lava tree formations. The birds were chirping in the high canopies. Very Pleasant

Thank Maurice T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in an Airbnb right next door, but it took us until the end of the week to stop by. And we're glad we did! It was pretty fascinating to read about how it happened, and to see these statues, some of which...More

Thank Nocilantro52
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CilPMelbourne
4 March 2016|
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last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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