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Sleeping Giant Trail

Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Kapaa
Type: Lookouts, Hiking Trails
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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Fairly easy to find and parking was available. The trail was a little unclear in a couple points, which can easily lead you off on a dangerous detour. Lots of up and downhill so make sure your legs are strong!

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took the East Trail, it is a two mile trial one way. The trial was fun and moderately easy. The view is amazing!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was the first official hike we did on Kauai. I must admit, I was out of shape, and the first time, it kicked my butt! Sleeping Giant: 1 Genna: 0. Despite my huffing and puffing toward the top, the views were worth it. We went on to hike almost 20 more trails on the island, but this one was... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Out of all our hikes on Kauai, this my have been my least favorite (it was a tough competition, though!) only because it felt less "Hawaiian" and more like I could have been hiking back in Maryland, minus the gorgeous ocean views. But still a great hike. I am pretty fit and enjoyed this hike thoroughly. But I would not... More

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North Olmsted OH
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First off this place is really hard to find. If you take Hakeilio Rd and keep going the road will turn left and on your right hand side is the parking lot. Not a big parking lot, but you are going to want to start climbing early in the morning. We started at 9 am and wished we had started... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we spent all the morning in this area, easy hike and spectacular views! don't forget water and fresh fruit!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Novice hikers, we started our trek at 9 am on the easy hike. The first mile was nice with great views at the picnic tables. But then the trail grew faint and we must have taken a wrong turn. Never made it to the chin but met many mosquitos. Definitely bring repellant and water.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Definitely enjoyed this hike. Lots of places say it is easy, and really it is, but I would definitely recommend hiking shoes if you have them with you. A couple of places are dirt downhills, fairly steep, so it is more difficult in regular tennis shoes. Also, this would be a pretty treacherous trail if it had rained, so keep... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my husband on this hike (as I had done it many years ago with my sister). It is a gradual climb with resting spots along the way. There are lots of roots to navigate and a little mud when it has rained. We hiked from hwy 580 and it took us to a trail to the top. I... More

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Burleson, Tx
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115 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of our favorite hikes while staying mid island on Kauai. You have 3 choices to get to the top. Each trail provides you something special. Please do not forget the bug spray and extra water.

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