Queen’s Bath is a deadly beauty

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Waves crash into Queen’s Bath.

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Hannah and Leevi Olsen climb around the sign at the top of the trailhead at Queen’s Bath. The sign warns visitors of the dangers of the hike and the pool itself.

Jessica Else / The Garden Island

Drivers wait across the road from the parking lot at Queen’s Bath in Princeville, looking for a place to park so they can take the 10-minute hike to the lava rock fronting the ocean.

Effervescent bubbles float through Queen’s Bath, interrupting pristine views of tropical fish every time a wave crests the lava rock that separates the deep pool from the ocean on Kauai’s North Shore.