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Past the bay trying to ascend to ridge looking over kipu kai. Keawe and lantana thorns everywhere. And the cairns of 10 years ago all gone. Hand over food scramble to top. Easy to get lost. Not a true trail. Difficult.

Bring your snorkel stuff!! A little treacherous going down but easier going up. A definite must see. We spent 2 hours here and thAt was enough.

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This walk is definitely worth the hike down. My friend and I did it barefoot so we didn’t bust a plug in our thongs (flip flops) as it was a little boggy at the top. There’s several rock pools to swim in at the bottom. There’s only about 8 parks at the top so if you can, park elsewhere and walk to the entrance. We swam in one calm little rockpool and about 5 minutes later large waves started washing into it, so even if you’re experienced near the water, be sure to take care.

hiking
5 days ago

Easy hike to pretty beach in a protected cove. Nice snorkeling but super shallow, which makes it difficult. Don’t walk in the coral ! About 20 people here - not crowded. Designated Trail parking spots at sea lodge 1 building. Trail starts there.

Not a hike at all, but great views!!

hiking
7 days ago

We arrived on a rainy day and debated whether or not to attempt this trail. It was very muddy and the trail was in bad shape with clay-mud, roots and overuse. However we didn’t have to wait that long to get a parking space so we went for it and we are glad we did! Great reward at the end!

Short but pretty steep hike. Not too challenging, just have to use some concentration while walking. My brother (19) did this without shoes and was just fine. When you get down the trail, keep going left to find a really cool swimming hole. Would do this again!

Short but steep with a must experience ending. Slippery when wet, you will get muddy. only about 10parking spaces. Can park at the golf course free with $15 purchase at the pro shop and walk a quarter mile to the trail head.

Easy hike with a beautiful Sandy Beach at the end.

walking
12 days ago

Not worth going for the hike (short distance very slippery walk down and back up), but definitely worth going for the beach. Small beach with beautiful views and great snorkelling. Will go back if in north Kauai again!

hiking
12 days ago

À must do if you are in the Princeville area! Prepare to get muddy feet. Beautiful views and rock jumping into the pools. The whole family loved it!

Easy Hike along the coast with scenic views. We hiked all the way to Gillin’s Beach and were lucky to see a Monk Seal on the beach there.

With the recent storms parts of the trail are treacherous. There are some very muddy and slippery sections before the lava rock cliffs and an area just before you get to the cliffs is quite a scramble. The pools are neat and the view of the waves is incredibly beautiful; but the hike out, although short, is fairly difficult at this time.

hiking
18 days ago

This was a fun little hike. It was super wet and muddy, but we had a great time. Adults and kids both were able to do it. Dont forget to keep exploring to the left after you get to the bottom. Loved that we were able to swim in it. Just make sure it is low tide.

One of the most beautiful trails in the world (not a hyperbole). Stunningly beautiful - the mountains stumble into the ocean. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the beach and the waterfall. Imo, this isn't a trail that you rush in and out of; Savor every moment of this remote, rugged landscape. The lush jungle on one side and the blues of the ocean on the other - this is my favorite hike in Hawaii, maybe the world (at least so far!).

19 days ago

Very steep and slippery when muddy. Worth the short trek down, small beach but quaint.

It’s a long, winding path to get up to the lookout but has rewarding, breathtaking views. Bring a jacket though if you’re up there near sunset. With higher elevation it gets chilly and windy.

hiking
20 days ago

The hike is a fun sloppy mess to get down to the water. Trekking poles are a MUST! We kept laughing hearing people slip and land on their butts and yelp at the same time. Watching a stream of people navigate down this way was quite entertaining. Once you get down the waterfalls and of course the bath are simply awesome. The only problem? BIG SURF. Over 30 people have been swept out to their deaths. By sheer dumb luck we were there during low tide during the off season and even with this 4-6 foot swells were constantly coming in. The Queen's Bath is totally worth the time it takes to check tide tables. Enjoy!!

Nice easy walk. Beach good for paddling but a bit rocky for swimming.

Good spot to snorkel- we saw turtles 2/3 times we snorkelled!. The beach was a wee bit crowded! Reasonably easy path down with ropes in the steep areas.
Edit: We returned just the next day and after rain the trail became veeery difficult and slippery! Lucky there are roses to haul yourself up and down

hiking
22 days ago

This is a quick stop offering a spectacular view of the Canyon and its contrasts. Its a short but steep walk up the paved trail. Great for selfies =)

hiking
22 days ago

The trek down is a little steep but there is a rail/rope most of the way down. Again, trekking poles make it a breeze. The beach is secluded and the surf gentle. Its a great spot for a nice sunset.

I agree with previous comments, it's not a real trail just a way to a magnificent beach. Snorkeling was very good there.

hiking
24 days ago

So incredible. Wear real hiking shoes. Bring a hiking stick. Prepare to get muddy!

hiking
25 days ago

To the end, which was not the bench with view but the small ridge after mud swimming it took us around 90 minutes. The views were really nice sometimes but the mud was really everywhere and you could just go barefoot cause my shoes just turned brown. I was expecting this since it was sparkling since morning though maybe if you go after 2 days of not raining itll be ok. Its chill trail, okay for even kids, and yea theres a big eucalyptus tree blocking the road in the beginning so its funny to go over it.

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi cette randonnée est considérée comme modérée. Très touristique sûrement mais très facile. Une belle petite plage sans plus.

Beautiful, paradise hike in 2014 when I hiked to Hanakapi’ai Beach and then on to the Falls! Unbelievable views.

I would not consider this a hike, it is a path down to one of the best Beaches on the Island. The path can be quite tricky and is steep in parts so you need to watch your step. If you stay at kauaidreamer.com you will be located directly above Hideaways beach.

The views are totally worth the drive. The road was EXTREMELY wash-boarded the first 2/3 of the trip. I was in a JEEP Wrangler (the best there is IMO) and it was nothing for it. I saw people in minivans do the trail/road. However, there are some parts of the road that a 2WD would be iffy on. The closer you get to the end, the sandier it gets and the more puddles in the road there are. Some of them are deeper than you expect and make quite the splash. If you are in a 4WD it is a piece of cake. The views from the beach were gorgeous, you could see the catamarans from the local tour businesses and you could also see the island of Ni'ihau (at least on a clear day). Overall, next time I go I am totally going back.

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