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Lava Tree State Park

Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Highway 132), Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
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Well worth stopping by

Simple yet fascinating bit of old volcanic activity which can be appreciated within 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jim S
Not really

If you have nothing better to do then it is not a bad place to walk about. If you have limited time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
angels_light444
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“paved path” (17 reviews)
“easy walk” (14 reviews)
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Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Highway 132), Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed yesterday

Simple yet fascinating bit of old volcanic activity which can be appreciated within 30 minutes. And no one else was there!

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have nothing better to do then it is not a bad place to walk about. If you have limited time to see things then please skimp it because I think I see more exciting rock on the side of the road. Not meaning...More

Thank angels_light444
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy walk(.7 mi) on concrete path . Can view the trees left from the lava flows. Good quick stop for a unique experience. Fairly shaded path but wear bug spray as there are plenty of bugs around .

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 6 days ago

When we went to the lava tree state park, we were looking forward to it. Approaching the park, the flora around is very beautiful but when we arrived to the parking lot, there were a few characters wandering around the parking lot that did not...More

Thank ashley200688
Reviewed 1 week ago

The State Park is a great place to stop to get out of the car for a while... it has a nice loop trail to walk through and the lava trees are quite intriguing. I especially love the fact that they offer the "how this...More

Thank angie031976
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Lava Tree State park is about 30 minutes east of Hilo. As you are traveling past Pahoa town on 132, you will make a left turn into this park. A lava tree petrified forest is inspiring, unique and really makes you aware of Peles...More

1  Thank marenostrum
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is pretty far off the beaten path - so not sure I'd do it again. I would have preferred to save that time and spend it in the volcanoes national park, but we went here first. They do have bathrooms, which is nice. It's...More

Thank ginnyandkids
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We had a bit of extra time and decided to go to the Lava Tree State Park.. The visit was well worth the time. It is a bit other worldly. You won't see any place like it.

Thank Jannygrace
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It is an interesting short walk, but we ended up taking an hour or so with the drive "in and out" of the location on our way to Volcanoes National Park. Since we were on a short time schedule, in the future, I'd invest that...More

1  Thank pcsdpo
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with some time to kill. Glad we stopped. Less than a mile paved trail through an area that has had history with lava flows and trees impacted by the lava. Takes less than an hour and is well worth the time.

1  Thank Jeff S
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CilPMelbourne
Any geologists (or anyone) out there know how and when The massive crevasse near trail head came to be??
3 March 2016|
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Response from CilPMelbourne |
last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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