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Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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A lot of fun without a lot of hype!

We visit all the Hawaiian Islands, and this hike is a favorite, to a landmark little mountain with views in all directions. There are actually 3 trailheads (which we discovered in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
alohaitravelers
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit all the Hawaiian Islands, and this hike is a favorite, to a landmark little mountain with views in all directions. There are actually 3 trailheads (which we discovered in our 'vacation bible,' the Kauai Trailblazer book). The best is on the inland side of Sleeping Giant. A few sections are steep but not dangerous, and there's plenty of... More 

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hike was mostly switchbacks. About 1.7 miles to a picnic bench, if you go on from this point the trail is more challenging in that the trail becomes steeper off the sides of the trail...scary sections if you have a fear of heights

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hike with my mum and grandma. Moderate intensity, enjoyed taking in the trees, sounds, views and smells of nature. Beware that without Off bug spray you become breakfast, lunch and dinner for the mosquitos. It also rained, so take care with you footing, grandma used a bamboo stick for support.

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Spring Grove ILllinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike was great-- switchbacks made it an easy climb with plenty of areas to rest if needed. We went all the way to the top- and it was so rewarding to see the 365 degree view. Don't miss this!

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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one-hour each way hike is totally doable but do not be fooled...it is straight up with some pretty rocky-road climbs. But, everyone was doing, just various degrees of effort. In the end, it was great! The view from the top and the satisfaction of getting there, sublime.

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1 Thank Shirley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought I was on the Kalui trail😊- Started at the farmers field and enjoyed the gentle start through the forest across the bridge. Once past the first picnic table and heading through the next forested part- started heading up the trail which is steeper but worth it for the views! Did a bit of the boulder crawl after the end... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this hike... It's tough with a few areas that you have to use your hands but the views are so worth it!!! Go right to the top along the ledge and also through the cave!!! It's so much easier with poles!!

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Salt Spring Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

f you like to have a BIG OOH AAAH at the summit of your hikes do Sleeping Giant in time to be at the top to see the sunrise.

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coy.hays@hescomotor.com
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are three ascents to the "head of the Sleeping Giant". We took the longer version labeled the Ocean View. I haven't taken the others but from comparison with others might suggest the mountain view ascent which although I'd billed as the mountain view I would ta ke next time. It joins the ocean view as you near the top... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends and had read the reviews. When we got about 3/4 of the way up - at the first big wall climb we ran into a guy and a girl who seemed to be locals. The guy told us we shouldn't go up the wall but should take the "other" trail instead / he said someone had... More 

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