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Can anyone tell me if this trail is open? I am in Kauai for the week and desperately want to get out to this trail

on Queen's Bath Trail

2 days ago

I gave this trail a 4 because while it was beautiful , I noticed people are complete idiots. (Went May 2018) Very unsafe area and tons of reckless behavior . People jumping off rocks and diving head first. Watch your kids, watch your loved ones if you do this.

Muddy with rain, almost died 2 times

12/5/2018 - girl swept from rocks and died while taking a photo. Two people died at once in ‘13 when swept from a ledge, a man in ‘16, 2 girls at once in ‘08 were also swept from the ledge and died. These are the deaths I know of - there are more and there have been countless close calls, serious injuries, and sea and air rescues from this trail.

The county has installed a fence and gate and monitors the opening and closing of it DAILY, WHEN IT IS CLOSED, IT IS CLOSED FOR A REASON. THINKING OTHERWISE IS A MISTAKE. When it is closed it is because we are in a period of large, unpredictable surf. LULLS AS LONG AS THIRTY MINUTES CAN OCCUR BEFORE SERIES OF BIG WAVES COME, SEEMINGLY OUT OF NOWHERE, AND CAN EASILY CATCH YOU OFF YOUR GUARD. THE MULTIPLE DROWNINGS AT THIS SPOT ARE NOT BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE SWIMMING. THEY WERE SWEPT FROM THE ROCKS WHEN BIG WAVES CAME AS THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE PHOTOS.

MAKING A CHOICE TO DISRESPECT AND DISREGARD THESE WARNINGS PUTS YOU AND OUR TINY ISLAND COMMUNITY’S FIRST RESPONDERS IN SERIOUS DANGER. The group that lost their friend/girlfriend that day, left the parking lot as 4 and hiked out as 3. Please let that sink in. It CAN happen to you.

Young life lost the day we were planning to visit. Not worth it, at least in the winter when the tide is high and extremely dangerous. Be smart and be safe if you do hike it. Never turn your back to the ocean.

Great little trail. Beach is beautiful and not very crowded. Short hike down hill on the way there. A bit muddy, but possible for all ages at a steady pace.
Keep in mind when going to the rocks, that when the tide is high, the water is over them and not safe to travel. Be sure not to be over there when the tide comes in. Safety first.

We could not get to it. It has signs on Ohiki road saying “local traffic only” this means it is not open for tourists. I’m not sure if everyone else just ignored the signs or it wasn’t there before but we decided to respect that and turned around.

hiking
8 days ago

Good workout. Didn’t make it all the way up, because of time. There’s a scenic lookout about 1.75mi into the trail, which gives you a good overview across the bay. First portion of the trail is muddy but it gets better the further you’re in. I recommend it for some good sport activity, but I’m sure there are better scenic hikes.

surfing
8 days ago

DO NOT GO HERE! You will put your life and those of our brave first responders at risk! A 23 yr old died here yesterday. There have been so many deaths. Why would you go? Irresponsible for this site to even allow it to be listed.

Don’t mess around here this time of year! A 23 year old girl was swept off the trail out to sea and killed here yesterday and they have yet to find her body. DO NOT ATTEMPT WHEN SURF IS HIGH!!!

This is a great trail with a great destination, but....the day I hiked in (20 mins down on a very slippery down hill trail) I was chased out by fire and rescue swimmers who were there to recover a body. So no joke, when the surf is high this can be a very dangerous place. Waves can reach the “top shelf” of the beach rocks. Use your discretion!! Easier climbing out than descending. Have fun, be safe.

hiking
15 days ago

Years ago I brought my daughter to Kauai and we made a cute video for her elementary school, featuring the famed, Flat Stanley. We took the little guy on an adventure to the Queens Bath, so on this trip, my wife and I wanted to relive the previous trip. After trudging through the muddy jungle bush, we made it to the lava-rock coastline. The waves were enormous and the Queens Bath looked more like a cauldron than a tepid pool. Little did we know, that as the beachgoers left, the lifeguards closed the beach at the trailhead. Before we knew it, we were the only one’s watching the turbulent ocean show. It was amazing to have this whole stretch of splendor all to ourselves.

More on our blog: https://theadventuretravelers.com/kauai-the-land-of-enchantment-and-adventure/

When going to Secret Beach on Kauai, ensure that when you get down to the bottom of the trail and you see the winding river on the beach, that you go left and go all the way down to the rocks at the left. There you will find your own little tidal Pool and beach bubble bath. Melissa and I were lucky enough to have it to ourselves for an hour. Most of the other crowds just went to the beach right off of the trail and didn’t even know about this little oasis. There is a lot to discover on Kauai.

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The hike is short and fun, steep and slippery (if it rains) but the beach is incredible. It’s secluded, with tidepools to splash in for weaker swimmers, killer waves for surfers, and a small cave if you want to bring some friends and build a fire. There’s a dramatic view of Kilauea lighthouse that sets the scene for a relaxing day at the beach.

It’s a short hike but with all that mud and roots, feels like much more! Fun challenge, even when unprepared. The bath at the bottom is worth the struggle of getting there. DEFINITELY recommend grabbing a walking stick. Little known secret, there is a spot adjacent to the entrance of the trail up top that has ropes tied to trees that you can rappel down the side of the mountain in about half the time. There is a sign saying not to use that route but... that’s up to you. Overall a fun adventure- just be prepared to get dirty!

walking
1 month ago

We did this hike with a toddler in tow (in a backpack). We managed to get our rental car part way along the gravel, muddy road. We walked the rest of the road to a little beach. (A great spot for a snack and to play in the water - which we did on the way back).

The road was very wet and muddy. Be prepared to get your shoes wet!

We continued from the beach to the rock quarry and to Mokolea point.

There were lots of really cool things for the baby to see along the way. It did get a little sketchy out along the rocks but worth it. I’m not too sure how far out we hiked ... but we were not disappointed.

This was a great “go exploring” trail right beside the bird refuge.

hiking
1 month ago

USE A WALKING STICK! I don’t know how people did it without one. Super muddy. Super slick. But WORTH IT IN THE END!!

Awesome site to come play in.

Loved the views and the hike. Great hike !

Very slippery, prepare to get muddy!

Beautiful and fun hike! Did this early in the morning and it poured down rain. Slippery trail. Lots of gnats because of the fruit on the trail, mosquitoes too. Crossed the river a few times which was a bit tricky. Nice stop at the beach along the way.

A “Must” on anyone’s bucket list if hikes. Take plenty of water and snacks as the afternoon gets very hot and you are exposed to the sun.

cool short trail down muddy, slippery root filled trail. maybe challenging for those concerned about trips n falls or uncomfortable with unsure footing. found it easier to walk in pot hole puddles on way down, although some are almost knee deep. way up was able to rock n root hop pretty easily. coast n breaking waves very scenic and easy to scramble left at bottom a short ways to queens bath, but too high surf to swim. although I'm tourist, several tourists made me nervous for them as they wandered out to edge of breaking waves for a picture. several waves breaking could easily have swept them out had they watched the spot they were posing for a few minutes.

Very muddy, but definitely worth the view of Hanalei.

nature trips
1 month ago

It was a nice secluded beach with small waterfalls and tide pools; but the waves were bigger and breaking on the shoreline, so it was hard to play in the water with the kids.

nature trips
1 month ago

Great hike with my 12 and 9 year olds.

Nice payoff at the end! Wish we could have gone swimming but with two little kiddos it didn’t seem prudent. Beautiful though and we saw sea turtles.

Trail is definitely slick and messy! My 7 and 5 year olds are experienced hikers but it was challenging at points for them.

Snapped this pic of a fellow hiker (bearded brunette with red pack) and forgot to tell
Him! Will post here!

Very muddy but the pools are amazing

Road past Hanalei is still closed so no access to the trail.

Nice quick path down to a beautiful beach where you can watch surfers.

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