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ADA TRAIL PROJECT TO BEGIN AT LAVA TREE STATE MONUMENT

Posted on Feb 3, 2017

A project to make portions of the Lava Tree State Monument trail accessible for wheelchair users will begin on Monday, February 6.  The park will remain open, but access to certain areas will be temporarily restricted while the contractor is replacing portions of the trail that are roughly paved or uneven.
 
Lava Tree State Monument is located 2.7 miles southeast of Pāhoa in the Puna district on the island of Hawaii. It preserves tall lava molds of tree trunks that were formed when a lava flow swept through a forest of tall ‘ohi‘a trees in 1790.  This is an easy family 0.7 mile loop trail amid hapu‘u, ‘uluhe and sword ferns, bird nest ferns and ‘ie’ie vines.

The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route makes an easy to follow loop through these unique lava formations.  Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.