Queens Pond is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, Hawaii that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length2.2 miElevation gain65 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsBeachCaveLakeViewsRockyNo shadeNo dogs
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This trail starts opposite MM 78 on HI-19. You'll need to turn off the highway at about the 77.8 point to get to the entry and park. Follow the road until you see the trail lead off to the right. There are rounded rocks that have been placed along the lava. These will help you locate the trail path as you hike. The entrance is opposite the 78 mile marker on route 19. You'll first come to a spot with a small entry into the ocean. Look for the small black rock/sand area to get in. Only use if the water is calm. Large cave in the lava is visible. Continue on over the lava to the next little bay - Akahu Kaimu. Look for the long palm tree. Then you'll see the Queen's pond. Brackish water but nice to cool off. Best entry is about midway around the pond.

No facilities. Please leave no sign you were around.

Rounded stones from the beach have been placed along the trail and make it easy to follow through the lava. Note the lava sparkles with the mineral olivine especially around the pond. The pond has some deep spots. But the depth is deceptive, so don't dive in. Lava rock in pond is sharp so wear water shoes.

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Anton Martynenko
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Ziggy Stardust
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Michelle Porter
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I did this trek on Black Friday in the hope of escaping cringey commercialism and boy did I succeed! Got to the trail at 7:30 am when the temperature was just perfect and all the mountains were clearly in view. I also had the hike completely to myself. The trailhead is a gated 4WD road that you follow for 0.5 mile until you see a white coral marker on your right and you branch off onto a treacherous little path through the a'a. When I got to the Queen's Pond, it looked so inviting that I immediately took a dip. The water was cool, clear and divine. I felt compelled to worship God and thank him for this exquisite and unique creation.

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Wesley Moore
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R P
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Most of the walk is down a non-descript road. Proper footwear recommended. The pond is just ok.

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Yasaman Madanikia
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More of a walk rather than a hike. We found a sea urchin on beach while walking this trail.

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Alika Matayoshi
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Dan Smith
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Mark R
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Ilya Volodarsky
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Bruce B
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Phil Potter
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Andrea Millan
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Alika Matayoshi
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Amy Thompson
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Amy Thompson
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Brad Trusso
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Maui Paddler/Hiker
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