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

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Fantastic hike!

Had a great time as a first time hiker! Beautiful views and being a first time hiker was able to go all the way past the signs to the very top! Definitely worth the few hours and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Had a great time as a first time hiker! Beautiful views and being a first time hiker was able to go all the way past the signs to the very top! Definitely worth the few hours and a great time! Would do it again

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Caledon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The hike to the view is worth it. Be careful on the narrow paths and you will be rewarded. Watch the signs carefully on the way down, so that you return to your entry point.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not to bad of a hike and amazing views. Can get a little slick as showers come through at any time but not long or not hard.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to, right in Kapaa. Can be muddy. About 4 miles round trip. Bring water, Well marked. Can walk out on the 'chin'. Be sooo careful!! Really beautiful views. This is a must hike!!

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We used the east trailhead and had a great hike up to the top of Sleeping Giant. We brought a picnic snack and lots of water, and we're glad to have both. The views are fabulous and thee are benches in a couple of key places to sit and respect the heritage represented around and below the viewpoints.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great hike with a really nice view. Make sure to bring some water as it gets hot. The parking lot was hard to find but it's an actual lot. Apple Maps was wrong at first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great views and nice shaded trail. It wasn't too difficult. My young boys did it. You will need some water!

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I didn't hike it but my daughter, her roommate and niece enjoyed it a lot. They are outdoorsy types. The weather was good for this

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I hiked this on June 4; we used the east side trail which is 2 miles each way, and we were done in 3.5 hours, including a half-hour at the top. We are moderately experienced hikers and this was a nice hike with a few tricky spots; not too steep. The main challenge was the heat -... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Nothing new to add to earlier reviews, but loved every minute of this slightly challenging hike. We found the trail head, as directed, by telephone pole 38 - and proceed up 600+ feet of switchback trails and rock scrambles to summit to an eye popping view of the windward side horizon. Simply stunning. NOTE: not for little kids or folks... More 

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Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa

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