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Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747

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Hiking Sleeping Giant

This is a strenuous hike and not for the faint hearted! Well worth it for the excellent views and local fauna. I am 53 and took several breaks but it is very attainable! If the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a strenuous hike and not for the faint hearted! Well worth it for the excellent views and local fauna. I am 53 and took several breaks but it is very attainable! If the weather has been rainy, wait until it dries up as the trail will be too muddy and slippery.

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The trailhead to this hike was a short distance from our condo and we could see the sleeping giant ridge line form our lanai. The beginning of the hike is uphill switchbacks and can can give a sense that the hike is more difficult than it is. About half way up it levels out a bit and is pretty easy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lovely hike with great views and nice picnic tables at the top; trail is well-maintained and clearly marked, with few spots where one could deviate from the proper path. Best taken when dry, as with most hikes on the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The wife and I are 54, and out of shape, started the west head around 10 am, took us 2 hours to the chin, but we did stop to rest several times and to talk to the other hikers, we meet a 77 year old fellow that said " he did the trail 27 times since January " he is... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm writing this 6 months after the trip, so I am a little fuzzy on some details. We are a couple of reasonably active 56 year olds. The hike was well worth the effort for sure, but as other reviewers noted there are a coupe of tough spots where the trail is worn away/eroded and you ahve to be a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We hiked from the eastern side on Naunau Trail. 1.5 miles each way. At the picnic area follow the trail south past the "end of trail" sign to walk up the neck of the Sleeping Giant. The views from here are well worth it, unless you are afraid of heights.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took the east trail and started early in the morning. The trail head was easy to find and the hike was moderate. It is about 2 miles each way but is not overly difficult. The views were worth the effort. Take water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Finding the trail was easy - Google maps can bring you to the trail head. There are different entry points and I think we did the East trailhead. There are a couple of points where the other trailheads merge and there are no signs so make sure you're going up and not down! The trail is relatively easy/medium with a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a great time taking 2 borrowed shelter dogs along with us on this hike. It's not long (maybe an hour and a half round trip) with a lovely scenic view at the top.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was a pretty hike that was fairly easy and shaded. We did it one afternoon. We were a bit pressed for time so this hike did the trick. It was enjoyable but reachable in a short period of time.

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