Kauai is a stunning island to explore. Two of our favorite Kauai hikes were Queen’s Bath and the Pools of Mokolea.
Queen’s Bath Hike in Kauai
Queen’s Bath is a beautiful spot in north Kauai. To get there drive into Princeville, turn right on the road before the resort.
There is a small parking lot and then you must hike down to get to Queen’s Bath.
The path is steep in parts. It is heavily wooded and you get to view a small, but pretty waterfall along the way. After a little while you will come to black rock.
Walk along black lava rock for a beautiful view of the ocean, twin waterfalls and Queen’s Bath.
You can swim in here when the tide is low, but the water was much too rough while we were here. We could only look while here and take in the gorgeous view!
Pools of Mokolea Kauai Hike
We drove down a paved road that then turns into a extremely rutted dirt road. A 4WD vehicle is a must, if you don’t have this you will need to park and hike from here.
Once you get to the end of the road you will come to a clearing of dirt. walk along to the left over black lava rock for 1/4 mile to reach the pools of Mokolea.
Our visit in April the water was very rough and the waves very powerful and high. It was beautiful though! The black rock with the beautiful shades of the ocean. Don’t get too close to the edge, stay back or a wave will come up behind you and sweep you away!
While we were there the waves when splashed came all the way up to the farthest rock you could stand on, so this area can be very dangerous area to hike around.
A local told us that several people die at this spot every year, so if you go out just know that you never turn your back on the ocean. Be careful and use common sense.
I also advise if driving down the rutted road keep your windows closed. We had them open, the foliage is so close it rubs against the car and a gecko dropped on my lap, which freaked me out. Poor little gecko. Overall it was a beautiful hike!