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Lava Tree State Park

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Address: Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Highway 132), Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-974-6200
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Amazing Lava Trees of Nature!

It was difficult to tell which trail to take at the beginning. We missed seeing the map and did not know how long we would be on the trail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California

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Oceanside, California
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk, along a paved path. Wonderful trees and plant life. The lava trees were really cool to view.

Thank gail8789
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was difficult to tell which trail to take at the beginning. We missed seeing the map and did not know how long we would be on the trail.

Thank Auhualoa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This state park is kept very clean and efforts to "rebuild" after 2014's hurricane devastated it, are slow in coming-but much is needed to clear the downed trees. It will be beautiful again, and is well worth a visit

Thank Pam W
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed the lava tree park on our way to the coast and stopped by to see the 'trees' - it is a nice and easy trail which leads you through the landscape and you get to see a variety of lava trees on the walk around the park. We enjoyed the experience and were happy to have stopped by... More 

Thank Kim_Kulla
Glendale, California
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206 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant little park. But on an island where volcanos and lava and their consequences are everywhere and in more dramatic display this park seems avoidable. But it is free, the path is well marked, and the explanatory displays are helpful. The loop is .7 mile.

Thank joerussin
Cagliari, Italy
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found it on our way to the coast, and decided to have a look. it was definitely worth. it is a very slow pace 30 min walk, stopping in many place to read the interesting info about the lava tree and the flora, the nature is gorgeus, and I saw many orchids and other interesting plant. it is free,... More 

Thank fontheroad
Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A small and relatively manageable excursion. You get to see very good examples of lava trees around the short walk. We were staying quite close by in Pahoa hence the convenience.

Thank suddini
Vancouver, WA
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86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A small, free park that good for a pleasant stroll. The trees are interesting enough and the gardens are pretty. Only worth it if you are driving past it---not really good for a special trip.

Thank LetsGooooooo
Lansing, Michigan
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

It's set off the road with a home-made sign, so it might be easy to miss. The walk takes maybe 15 minutes at best, and ropes around a small area where there are many (they say around 85) lava trees. These are where the trunks of trees have been preserved with lava after the rest of the tree has burnt... More 

Thank JallyGal
Boca Raton, Florida
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were traveling in the area and happened to see the park listed. We thought we would give it a try. We were nicely surprised. It has the remains of lava that encased and burned trees long ago. There is a really nice walk and environment. Go see it!

Thank 1Elaine

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