Lava Tree State Park:
Distance: 1 mile (5 minutes drive)
Towering trees canopy the walking trail that guides your tour of Lava Trees. When the lava came down this slope so long ago it covered the large trees that were growing there forming large lava sculptures that jut from the landscape. The 30 minute hike around the horseshoe-shaped trail gives great views of the Lava Trees as well as many examples of the beautiful variety of blooms which the “Orchid Isle” is known for. This park is also an opportunity to get closer to the large trees that line the roadsides and see how big they really are.