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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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Unusual

This one is interesting and only takes a few minutes to tour. If it's on your way to somewhere... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dsioux
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Chico, California
Really cool to see these trees

Worth a stop. Easy stroll with interesting trees encased in molten lava. Lots of cool vegetation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
njdb23
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Rancocas, New Jersey
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  • Average21%
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“paved path” (17 reviews)
“small park” (17 reviews)
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LOCATION
Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Highway 132), Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-974-6200
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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This one is interesting and only takes a few minutes to tour. If it's on your way to somewhere, then, yeah, stop by. Otherwise....

Thank dsioux
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a stop. Easy stroll with interesting trees encased in molten lava. Lots of cool vegetation like orchids and many tropical plants.

Thank njdb23
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with ages 17-76. All enjoyed the park. It is a short walk and many plants and lava trees to see. It does not take long to see and if in the area a definite must.

Thank JKintheNW
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small, out of the way park but very interesting. The remains of trees that are now lava can be viewed. Very fascinating to observe and the walk around the park is short.

Thank Rosie R
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 19 May 2017 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
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CilPMelbourne
Any geologists (or anyone) out there know how and when The massive crevasse near trail head came to be??
4 March 2016|
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Response from CilPMelbourne |
last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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