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Queen's Bath

Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Beautiful but a muddy trek

This hike is definitely worth doing. Get there early otherwise it will be hard to find a parking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clarksville, Maryland
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Beautiful! Feels like the edge of the world!

Queen's Bath is a hidden but not so hidden gem in Kauai. Lots of people know about it and make a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Los Angeles, California
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“be careful” (125 reviews)
“on the rocks” (56 reviews)
“low tide” (54 reviews)
Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This hike is definitely worth doing. Get there early otherwise it will be hard to find a parking spot in the very small lot. If you wait 20-30 minutes a spot is likely to open up though. The quarter mile hike down was VERY muddy...More

Thank jbienst
Reviewed yesterday

Queen's Bath is a hidden but not so hidden gem in Kauai. Lots of people know about it and make a trek to see it or take a swim. It's not easiest place to get to, you will have to hike a bit and be...More

Thank kitla20
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Queen's Bath is a beautiful place to visit. However, it is not for everyone. There is a 1/3 mile hike to reach the lava flow area where the Bath is located. This hike is all downhill going in and all UP Hill coming out. It...More

Thank Savvytravelist2
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fairly easy hike. Make sure you have hiking shoes for the hike and water shoes for the pool and wet rocks. Best time to go is either early morning or late afternoon. We went about 3 and had to wait for parking...More

Thank MelodyLA
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is our 4th time visiting and always special. Arrived to plenty of parking at 6:30 am so you must go early. We had the place to ourselves for about 15 minutes. The hike down can be semi strenuous so be prepared but it is...More

Thank MikeBooker
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We almost missed this hidden gem even though it is the closest thing to the resort where we are staying. Take your bathing suit and snorkel gear. You will want to wear old tennis shoes to get down there as the trail is extremely muddy....More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a hike, a doable hike down some slippery paths/rocks. Be sure to continue left at the ocean for about 250 yards to actually get to the pool. The ither areas are not as safe for swimming. Be careful to pay attention to the tides....More

Thank Fabtwins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked down to Queens Bath. Went at high tide so too dangerous to swim. Check tide before you go if swimming is on your mind. Go at low tide and good weather and you should be fine. Do be careful people have drowned here. Only...More

Thank ijones002
Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have mentioned, the parking is very limited and the trail is often muddy do to daily rainfall, so be prepared for both. Once you secure your parking spot and prepare for the mud, it is worth it! The hike is probably less than...More

Thank Laurat33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wear your hiking shoes because the short hike to Queen's Bath can be slippery, uneven and contains red dirt. Once you make the trek, turn the corner and keep going, there are several swimming holes. Parking is very limited, so be patient, but people visit...More

Thank LMacDee
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Hello! I am going to Kauai in 2 weeks!!! EPPP!!!! The parking at Queens Bath I know is limited... where is the golf course that you parked at located? Thanks!
21 May 2017|
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Response from Krpelj | Reviewed this property |
It is not that far but you also have a parking at the entrance to queens bath. Enjoy it
Rochelle L
How long does it take to hike to Queen's Bath from the parking lot?
20 March 2017|
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Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
It's only maybe 10 to 15 minutes but it is steepossible and can be muddy. If you are not an avid hiker count on about 20 so you can take your time and be careful :)
The League o
People are saying this is dangerous when the water is calm... Why do you say that? Has someone died from the rocks or something other than when there are high waves and tidal pull? I highly doubt it, but would like to know. Why is jumping in dangerous?
14 March 2017|
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Response from Marlaarellano | Reviewed this property |
My husband jumped in, he was fine but I was nervous because the waves can be unexpectedly big. Yes, people have died sadly. If you aren't sure don't get in.