Priest’s Pools is a hike in southern Guam. The Yledigao River cascades along terraces of basalt lava as it heads toward the ocean. The water is cool and somewhat clear. Back when the Spanish first arrived on the island in the 1500s, the priests would bathe in the cool fresh water. The river meanders in the typical volcanic hills and tall sword grass found throughout the south.
To get there: From Route 4, just south of Merizo Pier, turn onto Chalan Joseph A. Cruz. Turn left just before Merizo Elementary School at dead-end road. Follow the unmarked trail through sword grass covered hills for about 20 minutes.
Address: Merizo, Guam