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The pools are beautiful, and the hike is a lot of fun. I'm 6.5 months pregnant and was able to get all the way down, and back up with no issues.
Be aware of the rough waves. At the trailhead is a headstone for someone who tried to swim in the pools and misjudged the tidal activity; he was swept away last month (Jan. 217).
No one was joking about the ferns. If you have calf sleeves make sure to wear them.... maybe they will help. Maybe an old pair that you don't mind getting frayed a bit? Was able to run the majority of the trail minus a few steep inclines, declines, and the ferns really scratched up my shins. I guess I didn't want if bad enough because I walked a lot of that fern part and it still scratched me. I'm the weird kinda ultrarunner who isn't a masochist. The views were awesome.