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Pahoa - Lava Tree State Monument

Highway 132

Viewing of an excellent example of a forest of lava trees along an 0.7 mile loop trail. This unusual volcanic feature is the result of a lava flow that swept through this forested area and left behind lava molds of the tree trunks. Picnicking opportunities. (17.1 acres)


Gonzalo M

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Peaceful place to take in the natural scenery, nice paved walk away with a few covered shelters to rest, got out of the rain or have a picnic. Full service bathrooms in the parking lot. Great place to visit, don't miss the big crack In The ground(Fisher I believe)by the end of the trail, I couldn see the bottom. Highly recommended.

Dustin Adle

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
A hidden gem and a must see when exploring. You could spend an hour or 20 minutes here. The walking loop was very easy.

Sajid Anwar

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Very cool park with paved walkways throughout making it easily wheelchair and stroller accessible. About 0.7 miles all the way around in the middle of a beautiful forest. Two shelters along the way in case it rains. Seeing these trees is a very cool experience. Shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to see the whole park so makes an excellent stop if you're in the area. Bathrooms are available and parking is free.

Dennis Nardi

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
This is a small park that was created around trees that lava engulfed, cooled, and left basically a statue behind. It's really neat scenery. It's only takes about 15 minutes to walk all around. I'd definitely recommend if you're in the area, but I wouldn't drive super far out of your way to go to.

Joe Cole

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Pros: Paved, short trail; available covered picnic area; rest stops along trail; lodging nearby. Cons: Most of the park's lava trees were felled during Hurricane Iselle in the summer of 2014; trail may be too short for more serious hikers. Bottom Line: If you've never seen a lava tree before, or if you're looking for an easy hiking spot, the Lava Tree State Park is worth a visit. Hikers looking for more of a challenge may want to look elsewhere.

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