Lava Tree State Monument
Unique state park with trees made of petrified lava. Steam vents nearby and on the way to the red road and Uncle Roberts.
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…
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…
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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“One of the newest black sand beaches on the island, created by the 2018 Eruption. This is a good place to see where the newest lava flowed right next to the beach and the destruction that was caused. ”
“Best Bakery goodies, Brunch, Bagels, Sourdough, seasonal coffee drinks like homemade eggnog and pumpkin spice lattes. Recommend Benedict Breakfast. Chai brewed authentic in house. Best brunch spot! Open early until about 3 pm except Sunday. ”
“I love Thai food so I love this local Pahoa go to when I want to fulfill my Thai Food craving ;) - note hours of operation online or call ahead - and note some menu items are a bit pricey but worth it, at least I think so :)! ”
“Spooky and beautiful, MacKenzie State Park a 13-acre recreation area perched on the jagged lava sea cliffs along the Red Road. The signature feature of the park is the largest stand of ironwood trees in the Hawaiian islands and the main attraction is experiencing the raw power of the waves along the sea cliffs. There are restrooms and a covered picnic pavilion. Camping is not advised and rogue waves are extremely dangerous so please heed the numerous danger signs. Park entrance is free but entry into lava tubes or caves is prohibited.”