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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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Short walk on paved path, but interesting

We stopped here as we are fascinated with all the lava rock areas in Hawaii. This a very short... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Busyinnkeepers
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Holderness, New Hampshire
Good for picknick

It is supposed to be very interesting with old trees covered by lava but it is more park for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan M
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“paved path” (18 reviews)
“easy walk” (16 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

We stopped here as we are fascinated with all the lava rock areas in Hawaii. This a very short walk, about half a mile, in a dense forested area with volcanic matter that had formed lava molds of the tree trunks when a lava flow...More

Thank Busyinnkeepers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is supposed to be very interesting with old trees covered by lava but it is more park for a picknick.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good example of lava trees - the lava surrounds the tree. Overtime the tree rots and the lava remains. Interesting if you're driving past as we were - on our way to the Hawaii Volcanos National Park. Paths are poorly maintained so may be...More

Thank kayelle100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poorly kept State park in need of being fixed up or closed! Take this stop off your list! It's no wonder it's free!

Thank Hamshe
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Free parking. Self guided tour (although I saw a tour group so guided tours are available). It’s a short, easy walk along a paved path. Some neat flora, and placards describing the geological processes that formed the lava trees. Worth it if you’re in the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

stunning stunning walk through jungle and tropical forrest. the serenity is soothing to the soul. What a beautiful part of nature

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A very unique park where the lave flowed thru and the trees lived. Amazing walk thru. Nature at it's best.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I enjoyed my walk through the Lava Tree State Park. Even though it was raining, it was a very peaceful walk and it was amazing to think how the lava trees formed.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Interesting to see lava trees front the 1980s eruption if you have the time to get there and walk around (about an hour)

Thank rich764
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautifully maintained park where you can view and learn about lava tree formations. You can also peer down into a fissure from which fountains of lava once spewed. Great picnic facilities and restrooms.

Thank Michelle P
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CilPMelbourne
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last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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