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Lava Tree State Park, Pahoa

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State Park
Discover some of nature's most exceptional shapes and creations at Lava Tree State Park. The absolute highlights of the park are the petrified tree trunks, covered by lava during a volcanic eruption back in the 18th century. The trail through the park is not difficult to hike and takes you by all the stunning sculptures left behind once the lava cooled. Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available, but the park has no access to drinking water, so be sure to bring your own. There is no admission fee to enter the park. Put Lava Tree State Park into our Pahoa travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The State Park is a great place to stop to get out of the car for a while... it has a nice loop trail to walk through and the lava trees are quite intriguing. I especially love the fact that they offe...  more »
  • The Lava Tree State park is about 30 minutes east of Hilo. As you are traveling past Pahoa town on 132, you will make a left turn into this park. A lava tree petrified forest is inspiring, unique and ...  more »
  • This is pretty far off the beaten path - so not sure I'd do it again. I would have preferred to save that time and spend it in the volcanoes national park, but we went here first. They do have bathroo...  more »