If you are spending time on Kauai’s north shore be sure to take a walk down to Queen’s Bath [Small lot on Kapiolani Loop, Princeville, HI and Punahele Rd]. It is most popularly known as a swimming hole, but a dangerous one at that especially during winter months when the surf is high. During our December visit the waves were crashing against the rocks so we decided to forgo swimming in the tempting emerald pool and just enjoy the wonderfully scenic little trail. From the parking lot we went down the worn path full of roots and rocks, proper footwear is important.
The scene was so lush with plant life,
What wonder on such a short walk! When we got down to the rocks we read the sorrowful plaque which had tallies etched into counting the number of those who have drowned here.
We just hung out by the inlet
enjoying the mini double waterfall and watched the waves for a few minutes.
We took a little walk on the jagged lava rocks to view the majestic Na Pali Coast.
Then we were off to the beach find some soft sand and safe water to swim at! We had too many more days in Hawaii, and life, to take silly little chances like these! Even without the swimming, we sure loved this little nature walk on Kauai’s north shore.