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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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Amazing hike down to a gorgeous tide pool. Definitely not for anyone with mobility issues- this hike is short, but steep and slippery. Recommend Keens or sneakers, definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing hike down to a gorgeous tide pool. Definitely not for anyone with mobility issues- this hike is short, but steep and slippery. Recommend Keens or sneakers, definitely not flip flops! Also wear clothes you don't mind getting muddy as this volcanic mud does not wash out easily! Kids loved it (9 and 11), but would not take a small... More 

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Ketchikan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long muddy walk. It isn't safe and it really isn't worth the time. Much better places. Not quite sure what all the hype is about.

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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we visit Kauai, I like to do a quick hike (1 mile) to Queens Bath. The hike down depending on the weather can be slippery ( I wear flipflops) but manageable. Once you get down to bottom, that's not queens bath, but you might find turtles bobbing up and down in the rough waters. Go left and hike... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime visit ! This area is not hard to find but parking limited. Rocks on path could get slippery, just take your time and wear water shoes. You won't want to leave unless you dip in the pool and hang for a bit ! Picture perfect !

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1 Thank Javenditto
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go to but it is a bit of a muddy hike to get down to it. There are here pools as far as I could see and the best one to go in (safest) is the third. Enjoy!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The parking space available is tiny. The path is short but muddy and a bit steep in places. But the rocks by the sea are beautiful with the waves crashing against them. The Queen's bath is this natural pool formation people can swim in during summer although when the tide is high, it's still pretty risky. Beautiful place to watch... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

but I was expecting a little more, as it had been really hyped up. Tough hike down, if you're not wearing the right shoes. It was worth it, pretty waterfalls and saw an amazing sunset. Was disappointed that we didn't get down to see the turtles though. We didn't have much time to look around, as it was getting dark.... More 

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to take the hike down to Queens Bath but only in summer when the ocean is relatively calm. Parking is limited so if you can walk to the trail head, you'll avoid a hassle. the trail can be muddy and slippery so use caution. Often there are large turtles visible in the rock inlets along the way to... More 

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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Queens Bath is a must see when visiting Kauai. It is not hard to visualize ancient royalty soaking up the sun while lounging in these beautifully sculpted lava tide pools. The trail provides easy access with only a few muddy obstacles to avoid along the way. Be aware that the currents a very strong and if swimming is on... More 

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike up and down is a bit challenging but definitely doable - slippery if wet and you will get muddy. Be sure to wear water shoes or the like. Don't carry alot with you - all you really need is a towel and a camera. Its really fun to jump off the cliff and swim with the fish in... More 

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