Location: Off Pahoa-Pohoiki Road (Highway 132), 2.7 miles southeast of Pahoa.
Hours: Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee: None
Directions: LAVA TREE STATE MONUMENT TO PARTIALLY REOPEN MONDAY
Damage from Tropical Storm Iselle still being addressed, prevents full opening
HILO, Dec. 5, 2014 — The Division of State Parks will reopen portions of Lava Tree State Monument on a limited basis beginning Monday December 8, 2014.
The public will be able to visit most of the viewable lava tree molds, the main pavilion and the informational kiosk. The parking lot, comfort station and front portion of the loop trail will also be available for public use.
The park has been closed due to numerous albizia trees blown down during Tropical Storm Iselle in August this year, which park crews have been working to address.
The back portion of the park will remain closed until further notice. We ask that the public respect the closed areas as dangerous conditions may be encountered in those areas.
Lava Trees Loop Trail
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.|
Services: Restrooms, picnic tables, trash cans, no drinking water.