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Lava Tree State Park, Pahoa
(3.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice short walk with interesting larva trees to look at. Pretty spot. Has parking. Doesn't take long to visit. 
  • Very interesting the way lava can make these sculptures out of tree trunks. Nature is a great artist. Simple tour that seems to be off the beaten path. For once we weren't surrounded by hundreds of pe...  more »
  • We stopped on the way to the Kapoho tide pools, and I was happy we did. First you see a huge chasm caused by the 1790 eruption, then you arrive at the lava trees. Caused by the lava pouring over wet t...  more »