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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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If you've not seen lava trees before stop off for half an hour or so.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank paul6111
Orange County California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank I4733BWroberta
Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here leaving the Pahoa coast. The park has the remnants of tree trunks that were consumed by lava. They really just look like big tall rocks. We walked in just a little ways and saw enough before the mosquitoes started to hit on us.

Thank Teramo48
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Pahoa and passed this place twice a day, then on the last day, on the way to the airport we stopped. Well maintained park, lots of foliage. The trees aren’t much to look at but the story is interesting. If you are in the area, make a quick stop. I would not drive from Kona to... More 

Thank dfsohio
Lille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is on a very scenic route so you might as well stop by. There are three nice picnic areas and restrooms which make for a great picnic place in the quiet. The lava trees are far from impressive in itself but go with the volcano theme of this part of the island.

Thank jenaipas
Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You get to see how the hot lava flow took the shapes of the once giant trees and appreciate the nature within the park.

Thank Robert F
Port Aransas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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.

Thank London2121
Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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!

Thank remsteel6

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