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Lava Tree State Monument

Twin lava trees

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Tree molds that rise like blackened smokestacks formed here in 1790, when a lava flow swept through the ‘ohi‘a forest. Some reach as high as 12 feet. A meandering trail provides close-up looks at some of Hawaii's tropical plants and trees. There are restrooms and a couple of picnic pavilions and tables. Mosquitoes live here in abundance, so come prepared.

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  • Address: Hwy. 132, Pahoa, HI, 96778 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/974–6200
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 8–4:30
  • Location: Puna
Updated: 01-06-2014

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    An Eerie Look at Lava...

    This park was easy to find, free and very cool. An easy walk through the park to see the eerie lava-coated trees. I was disapointed in the amount of work being done to the park during our visit but it was free so I can't complain that much.

    by Rockgirl, 7/19/07

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