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Lava Tree State Park
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Pahoa
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Part of a round trip of Big Island. This natural wonder was a delightful stroll. Very clean park, nice path, easy walk.

Visited December 2013
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful Walk Through Lava Tree Forest”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Just over two and a half miles makai (toward the sea or in this case southeast) from Pāhoa, on Pāhoa-Kapoho Road, you will find Lava Tree State Monument. This is a very interesting spot, where lava flowed through a forest of ohia trees in 1790, leaving behind lava molds of the trucks that still stand as the trees had at one time. The seven tenths of a mile loop trail that runs through this site is an easy walk and around each corner is a new surprise. Many interpretive signs make the experience even more enriching. On the day the photo below was taken, there was a misty rain off and on, but the small way-stations along the path provided shelter during the heavier rains. Lava Tree State Monument is a very peaceful and worthwhile stop on your trip through the Puna district of Hawaiʻi Island (The Big Island).

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small but neat”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This was very close to where I was staying so stopped by to see what its about. The lava trees are pretty neat and its fairly small little park. You can see everything in about 5-10 minutes, nice pit stop if you are doing the drive along the coast.

Visited October 2013
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Escondido
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231 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Different, nice to go back after a couple decades.”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a well laid out venue, fully developed for visitors. The parking is plentiful and paved. There a TOI's. Sign boards before the trail, explain enough for you to understand what you are about to see. Paved pathways make the 0.7 mi RT easy to maneuver, even for wheelchairs (in my opinion). Take water, it is like a rainforest. here you will see the impact on a forest from a lava flow, and the fight of the forest to come back.

it is free. Figure on about an hour

Visited October 2013
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San Ramon, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“In Your Face Geology”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great little park and trail, big casts of trees engulfed in a lava flood several hundred years ago. Well labeled and you can see how it all happened. Really puts the visitor in his place.

Visited September 2013
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