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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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Lava trees

Stopped into the Lava Tree State Park to see the lava trees. These are trees that were over run by lava and since they were alive and full of moisture the lava went around them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Smoltman
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Courtenay, Canada
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Middx
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was a small park and all that were there were trees that had been feared by the lava flow or trees that had fallen down, there are two paths one route is longer but not one person choose the longer path

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying that as a child, Lava Tree State Park was one of my favorite destinations when coming to Hawaii with my parents. It was beautiful, green, lush, and just felt like small, hidden treasure that most people overlook. Returning to the island for the first time in 15 years, and as an adult, this was the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Interesting at first, but nothing special really. It is worth it since it is free, but paying one dollar for that would be too much. If you are curious or interested in the flora, it is worth the detour.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nice walking tour of an interesting park. Totally recommend. It was a little hard to find but worth looking for.

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Courtenay, Canada
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172 reviews 172 reviews
55 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped into the Lava Tree State Park to see the lava trees. These are trees that were over run by lava and since they were alive and full of moisture the lava went around them and cooled thus resulting in lava coated trees. It was a fascinating park.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Really worth checking out. You will discover what happens in the aftermath of volcano eruptions and hurricanes. Easy walking path.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I first saw this beautiful walking park when in April 2014. After Hurricane Isselle it suffered massive damage. But they've been working on it diligently to get it back into shape since then. It's a beautiful testament to nature's power.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I am a Geology major, so I expected to love this. It was an okay little nature walk with little lava encrusted tree molds, but less spectacular somehow than I had expected.

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Murray, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This definitely felt like an other world type of experience. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this place but it was near to where we stayed and was worth the time. Everything was neat and well kept and there was plenty of parking.

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Calgary
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Well set out. Good parking, washrooms. Not big and not overly exciting, but clean, informative and interesting. Wouldn't make a special trip, but mworth goong if in the area

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