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Sleeping Giant Trail

Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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Ranked #15 of 68 Activities in Kapaa
Type: Hiking Trails, Lookouts, Sports
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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This was a great view and nice workout to hike this trail. We hiked the east side trail. It is steep and slippery so it is best to wear appropriate shoes and clothes. The county has done a real LOUSY job keeping the trail up so be prepared for areas that are washed out. This trail is very clear. I... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Pretty nice views as you go along, decently maintained trail although muddy at times. Great view from the top- would definitely recommend going past the "end of trail" sign past the covered picnic tables and go to the top (a little steep for a short portion)

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Walked up the East side trial. Somewhat strenuous, but fairly short. Beautiful views climbing up, highly recommend going all the way (past the sign that says the trail end) for panoramic views.

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Pulaski, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This trail was very challenging. It was very slippery in spots and protected from the breeze, so quite hot compared to other hikes. It started to rain before we reached the top, so we did not finish. There were some good views of the coast along the way. The Kalalau trail is the best.

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Dallas, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice that it was close to town, but there really wasn't much to look at, just the town below, from various heights. A tough climb in places, but not too bad, overall. But I'd definitely recommend the Kuilau Trail instead. Also close to town, but with incredible views.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I did this hike yesterday and got a bit of a late start on it. We got going around 11am so we. Hit a little bit of heat. Some of the lower part of the trail has very little shade but most of the rest is pretty well shaded. We finished the round trip in under 3... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There are three trails up Sleeping Giant, and we took the East Trail. Very shortly after we began our hike, it started to rain pretty hard. It quit after a few minutes, but the rest of the climb was wet and muddy. Still, it was not too difficult, though there were a couple of places where the trail had eroded... More

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Moderately strenuous in areas, very easy in others. The trail I am reviewing is the one off of Kuamoo Rd. Just past the falls on the right a little ways is a little pull-off area with a small brown sign denoting the trail next to a pasture. This first section is a nice wide grassy trail past the pasture. Down... More

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Westlake, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great views of the east coast, most of the people on the trail when we went were there for a workout, and you will get one. The first part will end at a bench that has a great overlook but if you keep going you will hit a covered bench. If you go further it will get very tricky and... More

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Irvine, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great mountain vistas, several overlooks of coast and interior, arborist's delight; well marked trail, easy to follow - but avoid the short-cuts and side trails unless you really like to clamber

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