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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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A good example of lava trees - the lava surrounds the tree. Overtime the tree rots and the lava... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kayelle100
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Sydney, Australia
Don't waste your time!

Poorly kept State park in need of being fixed up or closed! Take this stop off your list! It's no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamshe
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Vancouver, Canada
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“paved path” (17 reviews)
“easy walk” (16 reviews)
“nice walk” (16 reviews)
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Pahoa-Kapoho Road, Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A good example of lava trees - the lava surrounds the tree. Overtime the tree rots and the lava remains. Interesting if you're driving past as we were - on our way to the Hawaii Volcanos National Park. Paths are poorly maintained so may be...More

Thank kayelle100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poorly kept State park in need of being fixed up or closed! Take this stop off your list! It's no wonder it's free!

Thank Hamshe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free parking. Self guided tour (although I saw a tour group so guided tours are available). It’s a short, easy walk along a paved path. Some neat flora, and placards describing the geological processes that formed the lava trees. Worth it if you’re in the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

stunning stunning walk through jungle and tropical forrest. the serenity is soothing to the soul. What a beautiful part of nature

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unique park where the lave flowed thru and the trees lived. Amazing walk thru. Nature at it's best.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my walk through the Lava Tree State Park. Even though it was raining, it was a very peaceful walk and it was amazing to think how the lava trees formed.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see lava trees front the 1980s eruption if you have the time to get there and walk around (about an hour)

Thank rich764
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautifully maintained park where you can view and learn about lava tree formations. You can also peer down into a fissure from which fountains of lava once spewed. Great picnic facilities and restrooms.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I wouldn't make a special trip here but it's a nice walk around preserved trees. We spent 20 minutes looking at the trees and walking and when we were done we never though about it again.

Thank Krystal D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It gives you a whole new understanding of Lava. The lush, tropical forest is a great background for photos.

Thank BobZeller
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CilPMelbourne
4 March 2016|
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Response from CilPMelbourne |
last sign in the trail !! Lava fissures! :)
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