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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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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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raleigh,nc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

hike here many times, live close by and love the mountain. Great views from the top and all along the way a varied landscape and plants

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Louisville, Colorado
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130 reviews 130 reviews
17 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice trail and a relatively easy hike up. Never seems to be too many people. Great view from the top of the Giant.

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Montreal
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

this was a very easy trail (1.75 miles) with very beautiful views to the island. We are glad that we didn't miss this out.

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Richland, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was more steep than I thought but worth every step. The trees, the views and a nice place to picnic near the top. Loved it.

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Spokane, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is a switchback trail with plenty of shortcuts (DON'T take them), many lead to sheer rock faces that are VERY difficult to climb. Once you think you are at the top...take a little break. Sit on the bench that says "Respect" and take in the views. THEN...keep climbing to the "Chin." The views from that height are breathtaking...don't forget... More

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