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Lava Tree State Park

Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Highway 132), Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-974-6200
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great little benches for reading or drawing....or meditating along the path and you can ride your bike around the 1 mi. path Beautiful and quiet when no tour groups are going through. Great place to take unique pictures.

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Short easy walk around the park. Very cool. I would suggest getting a guide book or a guide to show you around because there's not a lot of information posted. I followed a guide around and learned a lot.

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Glendora, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The hike is flat and very easy. The lava "tree" formations are OK. Really, the park's trees and flowering plants is why you should go. It was on our way to the Kapoe Tidal pools and decided to stop and get out of the car.

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oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very interesting park with lots of tree casts from a lava flow. Nice pathways lead through the park; interesting how plant life regenerates after a lava flow. Peaceful setting and an easy place to explore without being on a tour. Have been to the park several times.

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Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It is so lush and green here. The lava trees are very bizarre but quite picturesque. Easy pathway with a short well marked walk. Pretty garden. Can be skipped if you have a busy day but if you have the time - stop on by for a few minutes

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Cloverdale, Indiana, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It is interesting. But, mostly it's just a beautiful place to stretch your legs and walk around. It's worth the stop if you are driving by. I don't know that I would go hours out of my way to see it.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was interesting but walking around the whole 'park' lasts only about 20 minutes. There's little blurbs to read about what your looking at. We drove past the entrance of the park about 5 times before we finally saw it. It's on the left side of the road if your heading south. Don't feel bad if you miss this attraction.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This park did not meet our expectations. Well it is nice to see these trees when knowing how they were transformed, but that is all. I cannot say we enjoyed it in any special way.

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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Take your time and have a look at all the interesting plants and different things in the park. It is an easy stroll with wide paths and a few places to sit along the way. About 1 hour or a little longer should be plenty of time to have a look at everything. A must see are the lava trees... More

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South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We spent the day touring some of the beaches and tidal pools in the area. Several in our group went snorkeling. As we were heading back to Volcano, we stopped with our picnic lunch at Lava Tree SP. Restrooms are available. Some in our group changed from beach clothes to hiking clothes. The picnic tables weren't there, but we were... More

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