Queen's Bath Trail

MODERATE 137 reviews

Queen's Bath Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Princeville, Hawaii that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Be aware of the tides and avoid this area if the waves make it dangerous. This is a short hike to a jumping and swimming spot with great views of volcanic cliffs, waterfalls and the Hawaiian surf. Take your swimsuit, you can easily jump off the sides into the pool and you can rest next to the ocean if the surf is not too rough. The Queen's Bath is a unique tidal pool on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The pool is a sinkhole surrounded by igneous rock and located on the north shore of Kauai near Princeville. The swimming area is accessible via a short trail. During the winter when wave activity is violent, it is considered dangerous. In small surfusually in the summerthe water in the pool is calm and makes a great place to chill. Small fish and tiny sea life also live in the tide pool, such as Hawaiian sea urchins, Angelfish and the small critter locals call "Ghost fish." The original "Queen's Bath" was located in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was formed after a lava tube collapsed and filled with fresh water supplied by natural springs. In ancient times only the Alii (Royalty) were permitted entry to the sacred waters. In 1983 Kilauea Volcano erupted and in 1987 the original site was destroyed by lava flow. Only after the original site on the Big Island of Hawaii was destroyed did the location on Kauai become better known as "Queen's Bath." This tidal pool was used for what it sounds like; it was a royal bathing place. It was also used as a place of relaxation when an Alii needed to "wash off the stress".

hiking
9 days ago

Très courte descente au bord du pacifique pour se baigner dans Queen Bath: agréable!
Attention ça glisse....

16 days ago

Super muddy don’t attempt in flip flops! Worth the mud to see the beautiful rocks and water.

hiking
18 days ago

22 days ago

Short muddy trail. Very cool place but too rough to swim today

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Honestly, worth it. Bring your hiking shoes, it’s SUPER muddy at the beginning. Watch out for slippery rocks when you get closer to the Queen’s Bath.

1 month ago

Trail was very slick and muddy but worth it to see the views

1 month ago

Kinda cool. We hiked 20 miles before going to queens bath and this is the only place my wife took a digger. Slippery going down the hill and the place was packed the time we got there. Tough to park and tough to swim with everyone in the way. Decent...wouldn't do it again

1 month ago

1 month ago

Fairly easy trail with a great reward in the end. Shawn and I hiked passed the beautiful Queens bath, and the pool everyone was swimming at. We had our very own hidden small pool of bliss. Clear warm water, fairly secluded and beautiful fish. We planned it just 30 min after high tide and it was perfect and not too crowded. Enjoy!

1 month ago

Beautiful

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hiking
2 months ago

Mud! Take your time, it's worth it!

2 months ago

Very short and easy hike. Saw a small and pretty waterfall on the way to Queens bath. Also saw a ton of sea turtles. You can jump off the rocks into queens bath which makes it even more enjoyable.

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3 months ago

Very nice place to take a swim and jump off of (not from too high!). Park at the golf course close by since parking is difficult and a ton of people get tickets. Hike was muddy and I was thankful to have my swimshoes!