Salt Ponds - Kauai is a 1.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and surfing and is best used from April until August.

Distance: 1.8 km Elevation Gain: 19 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly




no dogs

7 days ago

Locals only beach

3 months ago

This is a quick ocean walk. No gears necessary. Best time would be just before sunset.

11 months ago

There is no marked trail head like other trails. You park behind two cement barricades and walk an abandoned road to the beach. If you keep driving on the road you can park at the Salt Ponds parking lot. This area had a lot of people in tents who seemed to be living there. It is a good place to swim but not a lot to see if you snorkel. Life guard warned us not to go beyond the reef because of dangerous current. Not what we were looking for.

Thu Dec 27 2018

Just a beach, but beautiful and warm water!

Sun Dec 16 2018

Decent beach walk. Very crowded. Worth one stop but wouldn’t go back.

Tue Oct 02 2018

Family beach, but not a hike. Should be able to capture beautiful photos!

Tue Aug 14 2018

Not a hike, but a beautiful beach with calmer waters and a lifeguard too! Clear waters and worth a swim.

Sun May 27 2018

Not really a hike, just a nice beach!

Sun Oct 15 2017

Sun Jul 30 2017

just a walk

Mon Jul 10 2017

Just a walk on the beach.

Wed Jun 21 2017

Not a hike. Just a beach where locals camp out and or fish.

Sun May 21 2017

Really not a hike. More of a walk. Try to watch sunset here. The catamarans some around the point and stop to watch sunset. If your lucky, seals might join you.

Tue Oct 04 2016

amazing place

Sun Nov 22 2015

We have done this a number of times. it is a really nice are and an easy and fun hike to do with kids.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Sun Jun 24 2018

Tue Dec 05 2017