Lava Tree State Monument
Lava trees from when fast flowing pahoehoe lava encountered Ohia trees.
The park is very close by, easy to get to and easy walking. A must see for lava buffs.
Located about 3 miles outside of Pahoa on Hwy 132 Lava Tree State Monument will help you understand how lava takes shapes trees during its flow. After visiting here you will easily reconize where lava has taken shape of trees and other things.
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…
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“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.”