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

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Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant is a nice hike up the mountain to a great look out point. Worth the effort, both shaded and sun exposed trail with one spot requiring the use of hands and feet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Azusa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sleeping Giant is a nice hike up the mountain to a great look out point. Worth the effort, both shaded and sun exposed trail with one spot requiring the use of hands and feet crossing.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Spectacular & exhilarating hike to top of rocky bluff with fabulous views of the entire eastern coast of Kauai & of central Kauai that is virtually inaccessible. We spent a long time atop the rocky bluff hiking around & enjoying the stellar views and, still, the entire hike only took us 2 & 1/2 hours. Highly recommended. We loved it... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am in shape, but this hike is very difficult. It is steep and not well marked in some spots. The heat is a factor so go very early in the morning. We did the east trail which is the easiest hike. It was not easy. It is a great workout. If you get to the top, you are amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I did this hike on July 10 when it was raining and it was muddy and slippery. Rainy weather aside it was a great hike, with a steep elevation gain of about 1,000 feet over a short span but your effort is rewarded with stunning views of the city and the coast line. Be aware of many off road trails... More 

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Clarksville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Enjoyed this hike with mr and two teens. We had to ask friendly local for trailhead location as all info online and in book led to private drive. Good hike for first day in Kapaa to warm you up for other hikes and surfing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was an enjoyable hike. A little more strenuous than we were originally led to believe, but was great fun. It was pretty muddy and slick in some places, so be aware of that. Beautiful views. Make sure you take plenty of water. There is a picnic table and benches that are covered towards the top. Would be a great... More 

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We completed this hike after a local recommended it. Was a bit hard to find as there were no signs. We just pulled into an area where there were lots of cars parked and asked someone, luckily we had the right place. The hike itself would be challenging for a beginner, but it's a great workout if you're fit. The... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great hike for a decent workout and good views. Perfect while staying in the Kapaa area. Go earlier for less heat and fewer people on the trail. I was tricked by the scramble about 3/4 mile up and went the wrong way for a bit.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Mu husband and I went on this hike with our 18mo baby who he carried in a backpack. The hike was mostly uphill and there were a couple of spots that could be challenging for beginner hikers. I would NOT recommend bringing a small child unless you are an experienced hiker.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Took the East Trail to reach the summit. Filled with numerous switchbacks and was mostly uphill the entire way. Would consider this hike moderately strenuous but an absolute must if you are in the area. Hike was about 4 miles round trip.

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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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