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I had read mixed reviews of Queen's Bath but I decided to throw it into our itinerary anyway... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew K
Vancouver, Canada
A must if the wave conditions are right

I would not recommend the walk down for anyone with physical disabilities or limitations. Be very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had read mixed reviews of Queen's Bath but I decided to throw it into our itinerary anyway, thinking it wouldn't take too long if it sucked. I knew parking would be tricky so we went there early and probably arrived around 8:30am. We were...More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would not recommend the walk down for anyone with physical disabilities or limitations. Be very careful as wave conditions can make it very dangerous. We could not go in because the waves were just too rough. Still a must see.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 6 days ago

Queens Bath is an incredible sight. Make sure you wear walking shoes and use caution if it has been raining. Take your time to hike down but it is worth the mud. The views are spectacular. Be prepared to get wet, if you choose, but...More

Thank Lad L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a lovely spot, made me wish I had my grandchildren with us to enjoy these calm waters. Nice park, good parking, lots of families. Great place for a picnic

Thank scasey86
Reviewed 1 week ago

In short: definitely worth doing if you can deal with hassle of parking and (probably) mud. I live on Oahu and always make a trip to Queen's Bath if I'm on Kauai. The parking at the trailhead is located in a residential area and is...More

2  Thank agrizer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular place and requires patience to wait for one of the few parking spots. Or, you can park 1/2 mile away and walk. I don't know if the path is always REALLY rutted and slippery/muddy, but it was that day. Highly...More

1  Thank riffilee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the warnings in our travel book. We started down the hike in regular shoes and realized we needed hiking boots so went back to change. Other hikers were barefoot but a very dangerous way to do the short hike with slippery clay and...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traversing the path down to the "Bath" the first thing we noticed, we were all alone. Water rushing down the hill just feet from the muddy path. Additionally, the mosquito population along the path is very high. I get to the bottom of the...More

1  Thank Nick-2379
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolutely breathtaking, but could be scary at the same time. The water is really cold, but it was worth it to jump in. We saw some Hawaii State fish, Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. You have to be really cautious of where you are standing at and...More

Thank Panicha C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must but it varies with the weather and you must take the warnings seriously. First of all, if the gate is locked you cannot go- they lock it when the weather is bad. If the surf is high there’s no point -...More

1  Thank ggsmommy
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caroline s
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Rick G | 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
July 6, 2018|
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from Beth P | Reviewed this property |
I found it easier going back up especially with breaks along the way. By that time, you embrace the mud because there is no way around it. Going down is harder because you A) naturally try to ease around the mud at first... More