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Lava Tree State Monument

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November 14, 2019
Unique state park with trees made of petrified lava. Steam vents nearby and on the way to the red road and Uncle Roberts.
October 23, 2019
Off of Pahoa-Pohoiki Road, and just outside of Pahoa Town is the strange and fascinating Lava Trees State Park. Here you can take the 0.7-mile loop trail in this 17-acre State Monument to view the unusual lava molds of tree trunks, created when a lava flow swept through the area in the 1790, coating…
July 5, 2019
A 0.7-mile (1.1 km) footpath forms a loop through the park. Like all Hawaii state parks, there is no charge for parking and entry. Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, and 3 covered structures to provide refuge from the rain or sun. It is open daily during daylight hours only, since there…
June 25, 2019
Interesting place to visit and close to the lava flow of 2018 eruption.
June 3, 2019
This park has limited trails but is a great place to see lava trees, which form when lava hardens around a tree before destroying it, leaving a hollow core. Just past Lava Tree, you can see where the 2018 eruption flowed over Hwy. 132, closing the road.

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Hawaii 132
Pāhoa, HI 96778
Phone+1 808-961-9540