A Queen’s Bath dilemma

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Ducking around the chain link fence and ignoring the locked gate and “danger” and “no trespassing” sign, hundreds of people per day hike to Queen’s Bath in Princeville, according to neighbors.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Hundreds of people a day duck around the chain-link fence and ignore the “danger” and “no trespassing” sign at Queen’s Bath in Princeville, when the gate is locked.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    “No parking” signs line the area by the Queen’s Bath trailhead in Princeville.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    A well-worn path extends from the street around the fence at Queen’s Bath in Princeville. It’s a path people use when the gate across the main trailhead is locked.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    People walk around the end of the fence at Queen’s Bath, ignoring “danger” and “no trespassing” signs.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Vehicles wait their turn for a parking spot as a golf cart zips past and bicycles wait for hikers to return from Queen’s Bath in Princeville last week.

PRINCEVILLE — An ocean-access debate rages again in Princeville, with a committee of concerned residents and the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association uniting to find a safe solution for iconic Queen’s Bath.

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