Queen’s Bath

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Queen’s Bath

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Queen’s Bath is a natural pool carved into the lava shelf at the base of the cliffs in Princeville. An inlet connects the pool to the ocean. Queen’s Bath constantly changes due to the time of year, surf and tides. During the winter, the bath may not be easy to identify due to the pounding surf.

From the lava shelf and pool are beautiful mountain and coastal views. The trail parallels a stream past a freshwater waterfall and pool. There are steep inclines, loose footing and narrow ledges. Use caution and good judgement while negotiating this path."

Queen’s Bath Trip Reports

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9/1/2008
Watch the surf! I like the little hike down to the ocean. Sever small waterfalls along the way and very tropical.
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3/3/2007
This is not really a trail, but just an access to the Queens bath. This is truly one of the most spectacular sights on Kauai. Not to be missed. But it can be very dangerous as well. The actual bath is about a tenth mile down the coast to the left. It is not the first lagoon you encouter. Do not attempt to swim the first laggon, it can be fatal. The bath is very popular with the swimmers, and fun for a quick dip. A few smaller baths can be found as well, but be wary of the surf conditions. We were there when the winter surf was at 10 feet, and that is about the safe limit for swimming the bath.
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2/28/2004
This is a very easy trail with some great payoffs. There are 2 small waterfalls just before you get to the shore and there is a small pool in from of the first one that people could soak in if they so desired.

When I was there the surf was very high and that was a sight in itself. I walked along the volcanic rock, staying far away from the shore to avoid getting sprayed (or worse) and if not for a couple that were surf watching I would not have known where the Queen's bath was.

I hear the Queen's batch is quite nice in the spring or summer than the winter. In the winter, the effect is lost in the high surf but the hike is still quite enjoyable.
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Trail Information

Lihue
Nearby City
0.6
Distance
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Hanalei
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