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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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Interesting aspect of flowing lava

It is quite interesting to see how the lava builds up around a tree, hardens, and becomes a sort of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lionel77
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Palm Springs, California
via mobile
Interesting

It was interesting to see the trees. The park is well maintained and has a nice circular trail... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grimm4Dee
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Pasadena, California
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  • Average22%
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“small park” (19 reviews)
“paved path” (17 reviews)
“tree trunks” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Pahoa-Kapoho Road, Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is quite interesting to see how the lava builds up around a tree, hardens, and becomes a sort of pillar of lava with a hollow core as the dead tree disintegrates over time. It's a short, easy, paved walk through the park to see...More

Thank lionel77
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was interesting to see the trees. The park is well maintained and has a nice circular trail. It's great to stop and see if you are in the area, but probably not worth a long drive just to see it.

Thank Grimm4Dee
Reviewed 1 week ago

While exploring the Lower Puna area, we visited the Lava Tree State Park off Hwy 132. Parking and admittance is free. You need less than an hour to stroll through the park on a meandering path passing shells of free standing lava that formed when...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of several stops along our drive to the south end of the island. Doesn't take long to walk the short trail and see what a lava flow can do to trees. Nice shaded picnic pavilion and clean restrooms.

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice paved walk with views of the lava flow. It was free and there were restrooms available. Bring a picnic lunch as there is a real nice covered pavilion with table.

Thank skbeason
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great as a detour en route to other adventures, but don't make it your final destination. It's neat to see the lava formationa but the signs are poorly written and the walk is very brief. We sipped coffee and took a leisurely stroll before moving...More

Thank Melissa V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped her on the way to go hike to watch the lava flow into the ocean. It is really nice and shows the effects lave has on trees. It was cool to see some of the places where the tree trunk had burned away...More

Thank WillEwest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best part... Its free. Quite something to see! Free parking. Washrooms available. Just a short walk around the park, and easy walking. Would probably be wheel chair accessible.

Thank Keelan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small park that may not interest all. It is to show the affect of lava flows through a wooded area and then post erosion. The lava trees are the stumps, don't expect a full tree encased in lava. The park is wheel...More

1  Thank L2698ICjamesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not many places you can go to and see lava moulds of tree trunks so this is a very unique place to visit. You take a very easy .7 mile loop walk to see the lava trees. A bonus is that this activity...More

Thank Jim R
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CilPMelbourne
3 March 2016|
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last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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