Lava Tree State Park

Lava Tree State Park
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Phone (808) 974-6200
Address 15-2662 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778
What happens when a lava flow blankets a forest? Lava Tree State Monument.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • General: Restrooms • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Easy • Hiking: Loop Trail • Hiking: Nature Walk • Sightseeing: Wildlife • Tours: Self Guided

Lava Tree State Park is a 17 acre State Monument where you can view something very strange, lava molds of tree trunks. Back in the 1700's, a lava flow came through this area and covered all of the trunks of the Ohia tree in lava. The trees burn away and what's left is nature's own sculptures, or maybe we should say Pele's (the volcano goddess) own sculptures.

It's a very short and easy hike, about 0.7 miles, along the loop trail so bring a camera and take some photos of something you can't see in too many places.