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Sleeping Giant Trail

Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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Ranked #16 of 74 Activities in Kapaa
Type: Hiking Trails, Lookouts, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Hiking Trails, Lookouts, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Cowichan Bay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a moderately tough hike up the mountain to the Sleeping Giant. There are places where the trail has been washed way. Some rocky areas but the view from the top is great of the Kapaa coast line. Easy access with adequate parking. Wear good shoes and take water.

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Frisco, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Pretty nice hike, not too difficult but not easy. Gotta go past the picnic tables to the big payoff at the end once you reach the top. Pretty darn narrow and scary up top but a great view and well worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This hike was awesome, about 4.5 miles round trip. There were many beautiful views along the way of Kapaa and more out to the ocean. When you reach the top, there are beautiful views to the west as well, including Mt. Waialeale. Then we decided to go past the sign that said not to- it was actually not too dangerous,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I agree you should make sure to take the side trail to the "unofficial top." The view from there was spectacular. I would not take children up there. I feel it would be too dangerous for anyone less than 12 years or so. It is a cliff and there is no protection. The hike for that last bit is more... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The picnic tables towards the top seem like that is as far as you go. It's not. There is a trail that takes you on to the top.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had an amazing hike up the mountain to the summit! It was great exercise. There was a large group of us (2 families). Besides the 4 40-year old adults, we had a couple of 16 year olds, a 15 year old, a 12 year old, and a 4 year old. The older kids were fine, running in sections but... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

easy trail, great views, easy to find. this is a great hike for families with younger children. there is a variety in the flora, vines to swing on, but bring the bug spray.

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Red Bluff, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This trail was great , a pretty steady uphill climb from parking lot, well worth the two mile hike , views are good and trail is marked well.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Perfect to get a little workout quickly. Trail is not difficult unless you are stability challenged. A bit tricky to find but nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have planned to hike this trail since we lived close by, but the weather was constantly changing and it was raining a lot. Finally, we got a day of perfect weather and it did not rain the previous day, so the trail was in a good condition. I do not recommend to go on a trail if it's not... More 

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