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Don't. Touch. The. Snails.

The park was very quaint and nice. Definitely worth a stop to see the hollowed out volcanic rock... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Worth the Drive!

This is a small state park, well maintained with a short walk and educational information about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
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Pahoa-Kapoho Road, Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews paved path the loop easy walk stretch your legs nice walk worthwhile stop restroom facilities quick stop out of the way puna district minute walk mother nature unique experience the kapoho tide pools trees molds lava
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small state park, well maintained with a short walk and educational information about the affects of lava flow on forested areas.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathy5761
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank minnesotamonsoon
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Wow....this was very unique to see. Trees that have been frozen in time covered with harden lava while new life buds all around. Short .07 mile loop trail that takes you through a forest of lava tree molds.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Krr1975
Reviewed 1 February 2019

Since we couldn't do the tide pools we went here and walked the loop. Nicely maintained and informataive. Will do it again when we return

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kay T
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Sadly, the State has let this place get rundown looking, but they did have other priorities because of the lava flow in Puna. Hopefully they will fix it back up soon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertdX4400QY
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This park has a nice walkway which extends through the scenic park. There are many fossilized trees fro a 200 year old lava flow. This is definitely worth seeing once and a nice places for those who enjoy walking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cth0mas2
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We started our morning off here with a leisurely walk around the loop. Beautiful flowers and cheerful birds accompanied us along the path. Fascinating to see the lava-molded trees! A perfect, relaxing start to the day!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NatalieWeber
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The tour guide that take us to this place knew a lot of information about the vegetation of the site. She knew the name of many plants and flower along with the name of birds and insects. Was very interesting the way she explained everything...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank xtremematrix
Reviewed 1 August 2018

One of our stops along the Lower East Rift was Lava Tree State Park. A great learning spot to see how the trees were taken over

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GarynPatty
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Seeing the remains of trees that have been overwhelmed by a lave flow was quite instructive. It is a wonder that they managed to survive at all. Hopefully the latest eruption has not wiped them out all together.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ecmagilla
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4 March 2016|
Response from CilPMelbourne |
last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)