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

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We hiked the trail from the inland side through a tunnel of trees at the start. The trail soon gets up to the shoulder of the ridge so that you get the breezes off the ocean. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Calgary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We hiked the trail from the inland side through a tunnel of trees at the start. The trail soon gets up to the shoulder of the ridge so that you get the breezes off the ocean. The views from the chest of the giant, both inland and seaward, are worth sitting and having your lunch so you take the time... More 

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We spent about an hour and a half on the trail - did not go the complete way. We especially enjoyed the variety of plants and trees - even chickens at higher altitudes. Nice vieww

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Tampa, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My family hiked this trailed earlier this week. Its a bit strenuous but manageable for most skill levels. There are a few places where the trail got a little sketchy for my 65 year old parents - but they were able to make it. The view from the top is priceless. Well worth the effort. I recommend the east trail.

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California
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What a great hike. We did this hike with our two teenaged sons...16 and 18. My husband and I are around lets say 49! If was steep and rocky in some places but never too hard. The last 40 feet are the steepest. Not for those afraid of heights though. It gets pretty warm, with high humidity so early morning... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We did this with our 3.5 year old daughter, obviously the gradual trail and we still carried her a lot of the way but that was mostly so we could move faster not because it was too hard for her. So much fun! This was our second time doing it, last time it was just us two and we did... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The trail is easy to access and is moderately easy. There are a few spots where you need to make an educated guess about how to stay on the trail but most options will work out fine no matter what. There are very good views of the eastern coastline on the way up and at the top.

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Grover Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were staying close by and this was our first hike. Awesome views on each side of the mountain. We went to the very, very top. Not a huge incline hike, but definitely a good one. Bring water, we weren't used to the humidity and didn't bring enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This is the third hike my husband and I have done on the island and I think it was my favorite. It starts off with some switch backs though the woods but then you start getting some breaks where you can see the coastline. The higher up you get, you begin to see both sides of the island. It's about... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our family enjoyed this hike. It is 2 miles up which took about an hour. Mostly easy trail, with a few rock climbs requiring a bit of basic agility. From the top you get a 360 degree view.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I do not pretend to be a hiking expert, however, this was about a 6/10 challenging for us and was well worth the trip up the hill. With the humidity it brings the difficulty level up too about an 8 so pack light and bring loads of water. If you choose to go past the sign that says end of... More 

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