Lava Trees Loop Trail
Hawaii hikers

UPDATE: 11/24/20 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail is CLOSED temporarily due to flash flooding. Turn Around Dont Drown. Do Not Attempt to cross fast moving swollen streams.

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UPDATE: 11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument is now OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.

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11/20/20 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED Monday 11/23 through Wednesday 11/25 to complete on-going HECO work. --- Previous: The Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area has on-going HECO work and access is limited.  The Waahila Ridge Trail is CLOSED during weekdays and OPEN on the weekends.  The park area is OPEN during weekdays however the gates will remain CLOSED.  Access gates will be OPEN on the weekend.

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11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is now OPEN however restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break. Repairs are underway but not complete. 

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10/13/20 - New Park Fees Are In Effect! - Diamond Head State Monument remains CLOSED until further notice.

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9/24/20 - [OAHU] - Starting Sept. 24th  groups of five people will be allowed in OPEN State Parks, as well as, State Beaches and Trails.  Canopy-type structures are not permitted at this time at State parks, beaches and trails.

Lava Trees Loop Trail

Trail Length 0.7 mile loop
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Easy
Terrain Cool, Forested
Elevation Gain Negligible
Park Name Lava Tree State Monument

Description

Viewing of an excellent example of a forest of lava trees along an 0.7 mile loop trail. This unusual volcanic feature is the result of a lava flow that swept through this forested area and left behind lava molds of the tree trunks. Picnicking opportunities. The trail is roughly paved but has some uneven surfaces. This is an easy family walk.

Route

The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route makes an easy to follow loop through these unique lava formations.

Directions

Off Pahoa-Pohoiki Road (Highway 132), 2.7 miles southeast of Pahoa.

Additional Info

  • Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Pack out at least what you pack in.
  • No open fires.