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Queen's Bath

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Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming...

Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.

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Difficult terrain enroute to beautiful views

You will need a good map, as there aren't many signs that will lead you to this steep and muddy trail that leads down to the lava rock along the coast. The trail is pretty steep... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will need a good map, as there aren't many signs that will lead you to this steep and muddy trail that leads down to the lava rock along the coast. The trail is pretty steep and muddy; I'd recommend shoes with good traction and support (no flip-flops) and bring a backpack for any gear you want to bring with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most amazing photo op and swimming hole experience! The tide is very dangerous when it washes into the bath. It is calm in the summer months, but the fall and winter are very dangerous! Do not go in unless the water is clear and swirling with the wash from over the edges. Whales can be seen from... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a 10 minute hike, right off the road. It it was a 20 minute hike if you stopped every 5 seconds for pictures like we did. Either way the the end result was worth it. Queens Bath is worth the short hike. Beautiful ocean views and unusual breaking wave formations.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A little tough to locate, back in a residential area with a small parking area. A decent little hike down to the pools with a small rivulet waterfall near the bottom. Once you arrive at the "bath" be careful, especially when the seas are high. Beautiful pool with a wonderful ebb & flow of the oceans waves entering the pool.... More 

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Thank Brian O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only give this place an average because we couldn't make it to the tide pools. It had been raining earlier in the day so the trail to the tide pools were very muddy and slippery. The red mud doesn't come off easily. There is not a wash station nearby unless you owned property of course. I hear it's a... More 

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Swift Current, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first hike in Kauai, and after several days of off and on rain it proved to be quite an adventure. Would hike down in water shoes in theses conditions as the rocks at the bottom are quit painful on the feet. Beautiful scenery at the bath though. Well worth it!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's a short hike, you'll want a pair of sneakers or sturdy sandals, as the hike down can be a bit slippery in the mud. Once you get down to the shoreline, it's an easy walk to get to queens bath. I ended up jumping in January, as the waves were pretty calm that day, but make sure you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the trip down to the Queen's Bath through some very, very treacherous (dare I say "unsafe" conditions) near nightfall. We planned to scamper down the trail to catch some photos near sundown but had to slow down and carefully pick our way down due to the very muddy conditions. We were told by a regular that the trail... More 

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Donner Lake
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nothing spectacular. Quick trip in and out. It's really just a destination to see once if you want to say that you have been there. You can see small pools of water and crashing waves throughout the island, without going through the hassle of getting here. It does kill some time if you are bored sitting around your... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a quick hike to Queen's Bath. Hike was in walking distance to our condo. Beautiful views, but just be careful as trail was slippery with all the rain. Also, the waves were pretty aggressive. We didn't get into the pools so it might have been more fun in the summer but we were glad we went!

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