Queen's Bath

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Queen's Bath
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
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Stephanie C
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Worth the steep, muddy hike
Sep 2021 • Family
It's worth the short mile hike but going down It's slippery clay so wear proper shoes and be prepared to get muddy. Once down the trail you're walking on large bolders along the shoreline till you get to Queen's Bath. My 8 year old got in and the tide wasn't rough or high. Be aware to get in when seas are rough because it can turn into the devil's tub.
Written September 4, 2021
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Charles K
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Short steep hike. Worth the effort.
Aug 2021 • Couples
My wife and I, both near 60 yrs old, walked the 1.25 miles from our condo to the trail head for queens bath. The gate was locked but as we soon found out no one was using the gate to enter the trail. If you go to the right of the gate about 30 ft you will find that the fence ends and everyone was just walking around the fence and following the trail down. The trail was a little steep in places and you pass a nice sized waterfall on the way down. Luckily it did not rain on us because a portion of the trail is nothing but clay and would be very slick if it was raining. Once down to the ocean all you have to do is go to your left and you will pass kings bath and maybe 50 yards further you will come to queens bath. I got in and there was one other family there. The sea was calm that day and the tide was out. Perfect day for a dip in queens bath. The water if deep and entry is a little tricky. It was well worth the hike. We noted that the parking area was full when we got there and when we left. It was not crowded but there were several groups of people on the trail.
Written August 29, 2021
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Ashwini A
Oakland, CA6 contributions
Beautiful area, difficult trek to get there
Aug 2021
The bath itself was amazing, but the trek there was brutal. Come prepared with good grip shoes and clothes are you aren't afraid to get dirty. If you have any knee or back problems you may want to stay clear. Lot of falls or tripping on the way to Queen's bath. Careful also if there is high tide as the waves can get treacherous too. Recommend for strong swimmers and more athletically inclined individuals.
Written August 23, 2021
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Henry Douglas
Moberly, MO20 contributions
Kaua’i MUST DO!!!
May 2021 • Family
We visited Queens Bath on our last day in Kaua’i. It was one of the highlights of our trip. We coiffed jumped & just had a joyous ole time. The hike to queens bath is treacherous which makes getting there all the more sweeter. Parking is limited as noted by others. Definitely worth the wait & effort.
Written August 12, 2021
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aramyers
Albuquerque, NM27 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2021
Well worth the time to hike to experience an unique swimming hole. The hike can be treacherous if it is wet/muddy, however, we did not encounter this. It was slow going at times due to the deep ruts within the dirt path and the spacing of the lava rocks to get to the final destination. The water was heavenly and many would jump into the pool!
Written July 6, 2021
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Michele
Seattle, WA48 contributions
Baths fit for a queen!
Jun 2021
We started our trip to Kauai with a visit to Queen's Bath. Parking can be a bit of a hassle, so patience is important. From the parking lot, it is a short hike downhill to the water. There you will find three baths, the first two aren't the best for swimming because you have to be a strong swimmer and understand currents, as you can be swept away. The third bath is family friendly as it is enclosed and relatively calm water. If swimming isn't for you, the baths make for a great photo op!
Written June 14, 2021
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hunter_partyofive
Charlotte, North Carolina38 contributions
Queens bath is worth a visit
May 2021 • Family
Queens bath was an excellent intro to Kauai. Trek down and up was an adventure in itself. It was steep, lots of deep ruts and roots to navigate. We went slowly down and up, took pictures of wonderful views, streams and small waterfalls. At the end of the trail, theres an outcropping of lava rock and to get to the actual pool we had to navigate porous lava rock, so going barefoot is tough. I recommend water socks, they were better than hard sole shoes like Chocos. We checked the tide clock and got there by 7:30 a.m. parking is limited so arriving early morning is best all around. The queens bath was really a delightful reward after the trekk in the humidity and sun. There is a small ledge to jump off into the pool. Small fish and crystal clear, you can see all the way to the bottom.

I definitely wouldn't recommend this trek for younger kids. I saw older teens get distracted by a squid or crab, weren't paying attention, and a rouge wave took everyone by surprise and almost swept them out to sea. Heed the warning about the waves. The threat is very real. Thankfully they were ok, but that was scary.
Written May 28, 2021
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Nilma C
Princeville, HI343 contributions
Summer swimming
Aug 2020 • Couples
Best natural swimming pool on the island... summer only... 1/2 mile walk in mud but well worth... the last pool is my favorite
Written January 3, 2021
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Brian F
Colorado31 contributions
Queens bath
Nov 2020 • Family
Directions: 35 minute drive from Kappa'a to trailhead
take 56 N

Trailhead: In a gated golf community, park in small lot in the neighborhood, otherwise you will get towed. Fence was locked but many just walked through a large hole in the fence.

Hikers: I saw a range of 10-60 yos, most in average to great shape.

What to wear: rugged beach attire I call it. Keens or Chaco shoes, an athletic bathing suit, surfer shirt.

Hike: Slippery, muddy heavily eroded, rooty descent.
This is a short hike 20 minutes or so but messy. Not obvious how to get down the last 50 feet. Lots of fun of you like an adventure.
Bring a change of clothes shoes... and some water to cean up, towel for the seat.

Queen's Bath: Spectacular and totally worth it. A very unique, somewhat private hideaway. Respect the dangers and don't swim or stand near the outlet or you risk being swept away (9 deaths in past 32 years).

Plan on spending 2-3 hrs if you are going to hike, eat, swim....

Stop and get seafood at the Dolphin Fish Resturant/Market, we were too messy to dine in, but pick up some amazing Ahi poke to go
Written November 26, 2020
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N2dd
Denver, CO67 contributions
great when the ocean is calm
Nov 2020
my advice is to go early during the day, after 2pm the waves get high and you might loose your life. The trail is very muddy and hence slippery. When we were there, were a lot of people inside, I decided to adventure myself in just when huge waves came in and pinned under the water and smashed me against the rocks, I though that was " it" for me. Luckily, I just ended up with few cuts and bruises but here to tell you not matter how good swimmer you are it is dangerous one.
Written November 24, 2020
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