Lava Trees Loop Trail
Hawaii hikers

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PARK UPDATES:  9/22/21 - [HAWAII] - Running water has been restored at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

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5/21/21 - [OAHU]  The Keawaula gate at Kaena Point is now open on weekends. Gate hours are Saturdays: 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays: 9:00am to 7:00pm. No overnight use allowed.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

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.