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Tread lightly

Beautiful spot but the trail is incredibly slippery and rogue waves are not uncommon. Mother... read more

Reviewed yesterday
San Francisco, California
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Worth the Hike !

Super muddy and steep but so pretty. We swam in the bath as it was a calm day. Watched so many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jamestown, California
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
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Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful spot but the trail is incredibly slippery and rogue waves are not uncommon. Mother Nature will always win so don’t go if you have a hard time hiking on uneven terrain. Can be very dangerous so mind the weather, wave and tide report!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BonVivantVineyard
Reviewed 5 days ago

Super muddy and steep but so pretty. We swam in the bath as it was a calm day. Watched so many people try to hike in with flip flops and nice clothes. Wear athletic or hiking shoes !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KathiB08
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The trail down to the bath is sketchy and slippery. it is a beautiful place, but can be very dangerous. A 23 year old girl was swept off the rocks in front of her boyfriend and friends a couple of days ago, the last they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank 554lindam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went 29 Nov during low tide and with a small surf (1-3 foot surf). The trail was wet and slippery so don’t go if you are not sure footed...you will get muddy. We took 4 kids (ages 4 yr to 12 yr) and swam...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cwtripper
Reviewed 1 week ago

A young woman was washed from the rocks today by a wave. Coast guard has not found her yet. The waves are too large and this trail is not safe! Twenty five deaths here. Pay attention to the signs that trail is closed. There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
9  Thank snoooz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even with warnings , rough waters and waves, a young lady was swept out to sea. All respect to first responders and coast guard. Sad to watch all the rescue and recovery efforts. Even if you are curious or an adrenaline junkie, just skip it....More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank msm0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we went around the locked gate (as everyone was doing) down the slightly steep path, with so much mud and water that it took us almost 30 minutes to get down what I think is probably less than a 1/4 mile of trail. Ended...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adammclane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hike down to Queen’s Bath is rough. Lots of mud, stepping between tree roots and walking through major puddles. Slipped and fell once, but eventually made it down the trail. Beautiful site to see. Only went because we knew the tides were low. Definitely need...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Becky B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here solo and left my beloved girlfriend in the car who was recovering from knee surgery. Why is any of this relevant you might ask? Unless you’re in bare minimum decent shape with full range of motion, you have no business even hiking down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Nick B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Wet and muddy going down but totally worth it. But wear shoes and not sandals! A hiking stick is also a must. Be sure to go far to the left at the bottom to see ALL the pools. Turtles swimming everywhere!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank aprincesstoo
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6 December 2018|
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Response from ibacklund100 | Reviewed this property |
There is a board at the bottom on the trail where you’ll see tick marks of all deaths
caroline s
3 August 2018|
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Response from rickg977 | Reviewed this property |
It is not a long hike. The first part is steep and probably muddy. It takes you half way or less to the bottom. The rest of the hike is level across the lava flat along the ocean. It was not bad at all. In fact... More
Shelley R
7 July 2018|
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