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Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming...

Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.

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Deliciously dangerous

Wet and very slippery. Take it slow. Bring hiking poles and wear Keens. But divert worth it. Many vantage points and all stunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Stephen F
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San Francisco, California
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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to visit this attraction. Upon asking the conceriege for directions at a popular Princeville resort, we were instructed to not go given the hazards, danger and life threatening waves. We were shown documentation from fatalities that occurred over the years. Seems that at certain times of the year there can be tremendous waves that could hit you from... More 

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Thank George K
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trail is miserable, steep, and slick, and the baths are terrifying to watch but weirdly hypnotic. We were on the lava but stayed well back behind the warning signs as we knew it was dangerous to go near the edges. But it was *very* tempting to try and "get a better look". You might think you're the kind of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wet and very slippery. Take it slow. Bring hiking poles and wear Keens. But divert worth it. Many vantage points and all stunning.

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Thank Stephen F
Bismarck ND
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our 5 and 7 yr old down the trail. Very slick and you will be filthy so bring a towel to sit on in the car and maybe even water to wash your hands. It's well worth the views, amazing to see, just don't get to close some of the waves come up really high. Don't miss this awesome... More 

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Chugiak, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful spot if you can get down the path to the Secret Beach. The water is a wonderful blue color.

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Queens bath hike is lovely but the bottom near the rocks can be quite dangerous…Our group elected to stay close to the trail since the high tides have been known to have sneaker waves which can pull people out to the ocean unexpectedly.There is a lovely waterfall on the hike down and great views from the trail.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we made the hike to Queens Bath. The waterfall was beautiful. You are hiking in a tropical rainforest. Can be very slippery getting there but so worth it. The views are gorgeous and the waves don't disappoint.

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our first hikes in the area due to it's Easy rating, and we wanted to see how our two boys (10 and 12) would do. Due to the recent rains, the path was extremely muddy. We didn't mind the mud as we had the proper shoes, but a walking stick was a huge help. Views are... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning. Don't over estimate the power of the ocean. Be safe, wear sneakers for climbing rocks, not flip flops

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't prepared for this muddy trail so I wore flipflops. I recommend hiking shoes you don't mind getting wet and dirty. Every step is slippery and many people (including myself) were falling be careful! Not safe for kids! We didn't see the bath because the waves were too high but the view was spectacular! Definitely a must see!

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