Hideaway Beach Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Hideaway Beach Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Princeville, Hawaii that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles
52 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash






Short hike down to a spectacular Kauai beach near the Princeville St. Regis.

3 days ago

Great views from trail. Parking lot is really small and trail is a little steep but easy to navigate. Definitely worth doing!

5 days ago

Short but steep and scenic trail to a very nice small beach (really more of a beach access path than a trail per se). Beach is great for snorkeling and ok for swimming. Secluded and scenic. The trail is poorly maintained and actually somewhat dangerous due to the corroded handrails and shaky ropes for holding on. Access between the two fence rows. Highly recommend

1 month ago

Short trek down to the beach. Small parking lot can fit only 6-7 cars. The entrance is a narrow little path to the right of the parking lot between the fences. Wouldn’t really recommend for groups with really young children due to the some parts being really steep and slippery (especially on rainy days). There’s rope at the steepest parts of the path to help you pull yourself back up. Not bad for snorkeling and also saw a couple of turtles swim by!

4 months ago

Beautiful snorkeling, crystal
Clear water. Suggest arriving early
Morning, pace yourself going down!

4 months ago

Amazing beach! Way too rough for snorkeling...at least the day we went, which was disappointing!

6 months ago

Hideaway Beach is great but the trail is very poorly maintained. Stakes sticking out of the ground, rusty old railing posts. Take your time when going down and you will be fine.

7 months ago

Beautiful beach and excellent snorkeling. Very cool channels that run out from the beach and some awesome drop offs. The hike down can be a bit sketchy so best to wear shoes that can grip or go barefoot. There are some ropes for assistance if needed. Parking is a problem with only 5 or 6 spots at the head of the trail. My favorite beach in the area.

8 months ago

Strenuous. Ranking this trail as 'intermediate' is an understatement. There are stairs with an old, broken, rusty railing for you to hold on to. Then a rope for you to hold on to the rest of the way down.

I did it in flip flops and able bodied people could easily do it too. But it really isn't kid friendly.

Oh and really amazing beach.

11 months ago

When we were here in 05, we had the luxury of staying at the condos right on top of this beach. So we spent several days down here, and had it to ourselves each time. No one else was ever there. Great snorkeling and such a nice private little beach. Sea turtles all over this area when snorkeling. It is steep for sure when descending down. There were ropes to hold onto when we were there, and you needed them!!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

I thought it would be a pretty simple hike, and I was shocked to find that it was steep downhill towards the end.
The beach was gorgeous. I loved this hike, especially the burn it gave my legs.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

I can't come to kauai and not come here! parking can be a hassle if your not staying in the area but worth it to me. this last time we climbed up and over onto the neighboring beach as it was slightly crowded.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Fun, adventurous trail. Go early, as it tends to get crowded around 10:00am

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Don't go. Ugly beach. Dangerous trail. Super crowded. Just the pits. Sorry to burst your bubble. Stay home.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This is a pretty awesome beach, I highly recommend checking this out if you are staying nearby. It isn't easily accessible, there are big steps and it can get narrow.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Easy enough.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

my favorite of my time in kauai. i arrived at 7am and the hike down was muddy and slick..just go slow. the beach and snorkeling were amazing.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Short but steep hike down to beach. Rope and rail assisted steep staircase cut from stand stone. Worth the effort.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Beautiful !!

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