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Sleeping Giant Trail

Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
+1 808-464-0840
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“great hike” (82 reviews)
“east side” (48 reviews)
“rock climbing” (11 reviews)
Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice hike for almost anyone. Make sure you go past the picnic tables and continue the short hike to the top. There are some boulders to climb but they look harder than they are. I managed with a bad ankle to complete the hike and...More

Thank Darcie1129
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

views are incredible!! if you like rocky heights go past the picnic tables onto his "face" it's a rush!! amazing view from the top...i suggest taking off early morning...like 7ish....it gets pretty warm on the east path on your way up.

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy hike, great warm up for bigger hikes on the Island. Awesome views from lookouts throughout and the summit. The Giants Chin was fun, a very narrow ridge walk to the chin with a steep drop makes it nerve racking for folks who have fear...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hike/climb with 2-3 minor rock 6ft climbing sections, total of over 1,000ft assent. I would suggest planning for to be on trail for 2-3+ hours depending on your fitness condition. Bring good hiking shoes, (leave your Zumba shoes at home), plenty of...More

Thank Ramon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Kapaa, so this trail was very close to us! Beautiful trail which you can start close to the highway or at another point near a residential area, which we did. Be careful when you start, we made the mistake of turning right...More

1  Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike can be quick! The east trail is right up the side of the mountain and the views are breathtaking. With a healthy handful of water breaks, and some exploring at the top, the whole thing was done in 2 hours for my husband...More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun hike. Not overly difficult. Can be hot so start out early. We got there about 8am. Took us about 3hrs round trip. Wear hiking or tennis shoes no flip flops. Bring plenty of water. My husband and I are 51 and in average shape.

Thank tomnypets
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was an awesome hike. You can enter from the East side or the West side, make sure you know which side you started from. A moderate hike with a beautiful view Kauai. I am afraid of heights, but this was worth going all the...More

Thank Dawn J
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great length for a hike, about 2 miles up and down. It took us 45 minutes up and about 35 minutes down. Parts are pretty steep but the views make it so worth it. One of my favourites in quite a while....More

Thank Joey613
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

East trailhead is a 3.5 mile round trip, strenuous climb up then down the mountain. Well worth the time and exertion. When you reach the top be sure to go all the way to the cave and archway for the best views. We could see...More

Thank delman h
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24 May 2017|
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Response from TJHolland | Reviewed this property |
if im not mistaken, the beginning is the same. However, about 50-100 yards up the trail splits and go right or left ( east or west). we took the well traveled east (Left) route. its was moderate to diffult. A local... More
20 July 2016|
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Response from deela13 | Reviewed this property |
This hike is definitely best in the mornings during the summer months. Check the forecast for rain before you go.
5 September 2015|
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Response from KauaiHITraveler | Reviewed this property |
I would say to take the Lokelani Rd. Entrance. It's a shorter hike and it also brings you to the opposite side of the mountain to avoid the early morning sun. Start early and bring water and mosquito repellant. There are... More

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