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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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Have you ever seen a sculpture created by nature? Well if not and you are on the Eadt side of The Big Island of Hawaii make a stop at Lava Tree State Park. Here you take a short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pahoa, Hawaii
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have you ever seen a sculpture created by nature? Well if not and you are on the Eadt side of The Big Island of Hawaii make a stop at Lava Tree State Park. Here you take a short stroll on a paved path through natural lava formations created when lava covered the trees that were once there and then the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful park with pictures and explanations how the lava trees were formed..............Close to Pahoa...............Beautiful flora and fauna................

Thank Mieke557
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful park. it is interesting to see lava tree molds, but also there is a lot of nice trees and flowers. Keep in mind that there are only few shaded spots on the road. The visit itself and the parking is free. Plan to spend about an hour there.

Thank 649001
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This walk will only take 30 minutes or so. Faster if you're in a hurry and want to get somewhere else. It is a well maintained concrete walkway which means anyone, including wheel chairs, crutches, and canes can easily maneuver the path. The big trees in the area are wonderful, the plant variety with flowers everywhere were well worth it.... More 

Thank Paul F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprisingly cool place to visit. We weren't expecting much, but in passing by, decided to take a look at the weirdly preserved trees in the forest. A lot of interesting energy here. It was a very easy walk on a very accessible walkway. It took about 30 to 40 minutes, but I'm so glad we took the... More 

Thank Neva117
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this park is well maintained and worth a short visit to check out lava trees. the walk is short on well maintained path.

Thank Laszlo P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As first time visitors to Hawaii we knew nothing of lava trees so found the park interesting as well as attractive. At the parking lot there are restrooms then a paved, wheelchair accessible, path takes you on a circular walk where you can not only view the lava trees but local plants, trees and birdlife. We very much enjoyed our... More 

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Orange County California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a stop we'd made because some locals recommended it. Wow. It's beautiful and interesting. Bring your camera. It's only about a half mile loop on a paved path, so it's an easy walk.

Thank JHuante
Florianopolis, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a small park in Pahoa, where is possible to see the remainings of trees covered in lava. The park area is well maintained, with good walking paths and informative plates, but the best of all is to see the amazing trees. It is worth a visit for those around Pahoa.

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Nice enough walk through jungle but not very interesting. Stop for 5 minutes, use the bathroom, then go to the tide pools....Awesome!

Thank Fred S

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