Lava Tree State Park
Lava Tree State Park
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leo b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great little park if you're going to drive down to Pahoa for the day quick recommendation do not stay in Pahoa It's not a good area but to come to this park for a couple of hours is a very good idea. Nice little parking lot, You can do the walk really fast in about 20 or 25 minutes You can do it slow in about 45 minutes which I recommend, It's incredibly beautiful and of course it shows some lava statues and there's some nice pleasant areas for pictures and to also sit down It's very lush green a lot of beautiful flowers there.... But I highly recommend not staying in the area as far as don't stay at a retreat center or a hotel in Pahoa, Very bad vibes in Pahoa, But this park is very nice.
Written March 11, 2024
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RoamingWolfe2017
Richardson, TX102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Off the beaten path and secluded park to take a walk about. Interesting lava ‘statues’ where the lava enveloped trees. I wouldn’t go out of my way but since we were in the region wandering around, it was a good diversion
Written October 11, 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Such a unique park that is nothing like anywhere else on the island. Total time takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on speed. All is wheelchair accessible. Facilities present as are picnic tables.
Written May 5, 2021
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Cindy H
Alameda, CA1,518 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You can walk right in and walk around this area in about 15 minutes but there really isn't much to see. I guess because there is so much more on the island to look at that is more representative of the lava, we found this really lacking. The good thing is there is a good public restroom here and when we went by there was a local art class taking place under the pavilion.
Written February 28, 2020
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Ellesor826
Bradenton, FL1,662 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed this walk about in the Lava Tree state park. There are lots of interesting things to stop and see and snap photos of along the way. Plus...it's lava! the trees and the foliage and the park and the nature are well worth the visit. We had a lot of fun here and totally enjoyed it.
Written April 5, 2020
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Cynoman
Austin, TX163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
....if you are already in the southeast 'corner' of the island. I wouldn't go any long distance out of my way just to see this, but we rented a house relatively nearby so our stop was on-the-way.

If you do stop (and there are no tour buses!) slow down, relax and enjoy the place. It's well-maintained and very interesting. Get the camera out , stand quietly and try to get a photo of some of the unusual birds you'll see. 15 minutes---really?---I guess you could speed-walk and get back to your car that quickly--but why? We spent quite a while here, enjoyed every second of it and go some really nice flora/fauna photos--stuff you may not get anywhere else!

So, visit this park if you're in the neighborhood--but if you're a "wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am" kinda visitor....at least talk quietly and don't disturb the crazy people trying to savor this very nice slice of the outdoors.
Written September 24, 2013
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minnesotamonsoon
Minneapolis, Minnesota11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
The park was very quaint and nice. Definitely worth a stop to see the hollowed out volcanic rock that used to be wrapped around trees. The park is well maintained and a 10-20 minute walk will get you all around the loop. The added benefit of adding this to your itinerary is the fact that it's very, very close to the new lava floes from Fissure 8 from 2018. Super cool stuff.

Not sure if you have heard, but there are this large land snails in this area. They're very cool looking, but they also carry a brain-eating amoeba. Take photos, but don't pick them up!

Written February 17, 2019
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johndS8533NB
St. George, UT17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 can be found in this tropical paradise. As suggested by the title, the invasive Coqui Frogs are always present. These tiny frogs are very loud, but rarely seen.
Written May 9, 2018
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EmmaInUSA
Cary, NC427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
We enjoyed this park, it seems like we were the only people at the park when we went! Later we saw 2-3 more people in the park. We enjoyed looking at the lava trees. We drove 1.5hr to get to this park, I'll not recommend this long drive for this park though! If you are in that area, do go there.
Written February 5, 2014
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Rochelle M
Kaitaia, New Zealand52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Was free and on our way to lunch so we popped in for a quick visit, it’s small but pleasant not really what I would class as a must see.
Written October 5, 2019
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