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Big Island Sights

Lava Tree State Monument

  • Hwy. 132 Map It
  • Pahoa
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Updated 01/06/2014

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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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Hwy. 132, Pahoa, Hawaii, 96778, United States

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  • Free
  • Daily 8–4:30

Updated 01/06/2014


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Jul 19, 2007

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.

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