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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 2014
Type: State Parks
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Bathurst, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was expecting to see a very small park with a few lava trees just off the parking lot that I could look at and photograph in just a few minutes and be on my way. I was pleasantly surprised to see a large park with lush vegetation and a large number of interesting lava trees. One of the lava... More

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are in the area it is well worth the stop. Very peaceful and serene. The walk around the park is short but take it slow and enjoy the view. There is information that explains how the trees were formed-very interesting. The kids and I took lots of great pictures of all the beautiful flowers and fauna-they look like... More

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Lake Placid, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I drove to the lavva tree state park when I was in the area. I wouldn't make a special trip to see it. Not what I was expecting. The trees look more like clumps of lava. Which you can see about anywhere on the Big Island.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was a great way to see what happens after lava flows through an area, and provides perspective and contrast to the lava fields of Volcanoes National Park. Lovely walk through the rainforest with relaxing and reflective atmosphere.

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Keaau, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Enjoy taking visitors through this park because it not only has spectacular examples of Lava trees but also shows how nature reclaims Lava flows with a lush green of the tropical forest. There is an easy loop paved path through the forest and excellent informational signs. A big plus is a bathroom, a rarity in these areas.

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Tacoma, Washington
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68 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This park is so unique. I never realized lava could form on the bases of trees leaving unusual shapes. Definitely stop and see if you are in the area. Easy 0.7 mile loop walk throughout the forest?

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Windermere, Florida
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61 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good park for a quick walk to view some interesting lava formations ('O'hia trees), plants and foliage. Shows the results of lava flows several hundred years ago. Plus it's neat to see signs that warn you to stay on paths because of "dangerous earth cracks"; duly noted.

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