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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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Nice petrified forest

A few miles after Pahoa, you'll find this very nice place easily. Lots of petrified trees. Some are quite high, maybe more than 20 feets. Nice easy hike on a very good path.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lava Tree State Park is unique and a well maintained location. You can take some amazing pictures and capture your beautiful surrounds. I would recommend visiting this place as it is very unique and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A few miles after Pahoa, you'll find this very nice place easily. Lots of petrified trees. Some are quite high, maybe more than 20 feets. Nice easy hike on a very good path.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While on the big island of Hawaii, Lava Tree State Park is located between Pahoa and Kapoho. Many of the big beautiful trees in this area were hard hit by the hurricane of August 2014, so the park is recovering. While following a well marked path on a short level walk through the jungle like area, you can view the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Educational and easy stroll on walkway. Great handicapped access. We got some neat pictures. Not an exciting place, but interesting and a nice way to kill some time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stopped here on our way to the tide pools and had a nice hike through the woods. There is a nice path. The tubes of lava are unreal. We saw trees that had fallen over I am guessing due to the roots not being able to penetrate the lava rock underneath.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The whole story of how the lava trees formed was interesting but there really wasn't a lot to see. It was free admission so that was OK

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A little gem that is hard to find, probably not worth a special trip if too far out of your way, but if you do happen to be nearby and want to take a mellow stroll through a very unusual landscape, go see the volcanic hoodoos (my term, not scientific) at Lava Tree State Park. Last tim I was there,... More 

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Burbank, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lot of tress.. rocks formed as tree trunk ... so if u like walking thru trees this place is worth going

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Address: Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Highway 132), Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-974-6200
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa

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