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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 6 Attractions in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We brought our son to see as we so enjoyed the walk amongst the Lava Trees last year. There were massive trees that were being cut down because they are invasive and an official told us they were afraid the trees might fall and harm the lava tress so the beautiful tree canopy was being cut down. The trees are... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Amazing lava formations set amongst a verdant forest. Be careful onto to leave valuables in your car. You may come back to smashed windows. This trek even grandma and the keikis can make without much effort.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Sadly tropical storm Iselle (August 9,2014)brought down many trees leading to the park and in the park from what we could see from the road. The parking lot to the park was closed and there was still alot of foliage debris along the side of the road leading to the closed parking lot.

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Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lava Tree State Park is pretty interesting. It is a short-30 minutes or so-hike on a paved trail loop that takes you past many casts of tree trunks that were overrun by lava. The lava coats the tree trunk and burns out the tree leaving casts up to 10-12 feet tall. It is surrounded by jungle and I actually saw... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was a great drive there but when you get there it was just petrified trees. It is great to be able to say you've been.

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Salinas, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Plants and more plants along this short winding path through the park. The lava tree lava formations are awesome. Nice diversion. Bathrooms available. Picnic areas.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lava pool was our favorite natural pool on Big Island. It was gorgeous, we felt pretected from the powerful waves by the rocks and walk there was gorgeous Highly recommend it.

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Bathurst, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

An amazing sight, to see trees but consisting of lava. Like all parks in Hawaii that we visited, this one is excellently maintained and very reasonably priced (free!).

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Simi Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was ok, not much to see! The walk was nice with the trees and plants. I wouldn't go back..............................

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Frankfurt, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It takes max. 30min to complete the walk around the park and the 3 most interesting picture points are available in every brochure.

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