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“Lovely but don't go out of your way to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lava Tree State Park

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
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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“Lovely but don't go out of your way to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We were staying in the area and dropped in on the way to Hilo. It was early, about 7.30, so only a couple of locals and the gardener were around. It's a quick loop trail. Pretty and interesting but if you aren't staying locally or strapped for time I wouldn't go out of your way to see this. There's too many other great things to do.

Visited May 2013
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Seattle
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

There's about a one mile walking path (very easy) to see the molds left after lava has burned/kiled the trees.

Visited May 2013
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Silverton, Oregon
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“Peaceful walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I loved the location, big beautiful trees surround interesting lava formation... The power of mother nature in full force!

Visited April 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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“Very interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Much better than the Volcano state park Tree molds! These are actual trees and it is almost like walking in a prehistoric world! Must see!

Visited May 2013
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Seattle
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“Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This park has some interesting artifacts and good interpretive information regarding historical lava flows. Well worth an hour if you are in the Puna area. And it's free!

Visited April 2013
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