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Lava Tree State Park

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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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Free admission and lots of photo ops

A truly unique experience. Lots of history about hurricane that hit area as well as lava flows. There were so many beautiful flowers all around. If you're an avid photographer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Port Aransas, Texas
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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly unique experience. Lots of history about hurricane that hit area as well as lava flows. There were so many beautiful flowers all around. If you're an avid photographer, like me, you'll love it here.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop is a solid four. It's not a long stop maybe half an hour to walk the path and see the trees that had once been consumed by lava. Very interesting and free!

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We re-visited this little gem of an attraction after 11 years. The paths were better maintained and safer to walk on. The forest, regrowing after being covered with lava, shows the visitor how "nature finds a way" to regrow, recover, regenerate after a devastation like a volcanic eruption affects the area. Quiet little park, shaded picnic area too. Glad we... More 

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Hartwell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's free!! It's an hour walk through setting lava trees and all sorts of flowers. Around the fences are earth cracks huge. Amazing!! Beautiful smell good flowers they make leis with are in the trees. Located in pahoa. Must see

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice short hike on a paved path by the lava trees. Very interesting and a nice stop on the way to the tide pools.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent brief tour of some interesting natural Oddities as left over from lava flows before the turn of the century. The trails are well maintained, there are rails for those needing more assistance , and two lovely little rest areas along a less than a mile Trail. And it is not heavily populated which is nice to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited here about 10 years ago, and you could walk through the park and actually see the lava formations and the beautiful monkey trees. Very disappointed that you can hardly see the lava flows/or petrified trees anymore. Most of the beautiful monkey pod trees are gone (I think because of the hurricane in 2014). Not worth the detour to volcano... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This park has a cement walkway making it accessible for disabled persons to enjoy the abundant nature all around. It is an easy walk and very tranquil.

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stopped here because we were in the area and needed a break for a picnic lunch. They have nice picnic areas and bathrooms available. Easy access and allow 20 minutes for the walk through the lava trees. we enjoyed our stop but I wouldn't drive hours to visit this place.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

It was a very short walk, but cute area. Beautiful scenery. Bring bug repellent or the mosquitoes will get you.

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