Sleeping Giant Trail

Sleeping Giant Trail, Kapaa: Address, Sleeping Giant Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Sleeping Giant Trail
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Andrew T
134 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Truly spectacular hike from various points on the trail. The top if you can make it is a 10/10. There are some rock scrambles that might be challenging if you are not physically fit and if it has rained the trail will be very muddy. Moderate challenge for those in shape and difficult if you are less so.
Written November 12, 2021
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JoeKupe
Victor, NY464 contributions
Jul 2021
Solid three mile round trip hike. If you are a regular hiker and are familiar with hills and a little bit of mud (there is not too much mud) you will do fine. We hike regularly in Western NY and the ADK Mountains and this was more like a Finger Lakes Trail than an ADK mountain. It is about three miles round trip and you gain about 1,000 feet of elevation on the hike up; there are lots of switchbacks though so you don’t fell the elevation gain as much. Lots of pretty views on the way up and at the top. Took us about 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace. Nice hike to stop at if going between the north and south ends of the island. And of course once you do the hike you can’t miss the Sleeping Giant every time you pass it on the highway, in fact you keep seeing it clearer and clearer!
Written August 21, 2021
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LarryELee
Olympia, WA72 contributions
Jul 2021
The view from the top was awesome...breathtaking...unbelievable...or so my son told me. This is a healthy, say challenging hike. Well worth it for those that can scale the peak. Sadly not all of us were up to the task. That's ok, we got shave ice while they were all sweating like pigs. It is a great hike, but not for the feint of heart. The views from half way up were worth the effort. Glad my son made it to the top...so I have pictures to see the view. ;-)
Written July 31, 2021
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Sam D
San Diego, CA41 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful views! I can see how it would be more difficult if it was muddy. It’s rated moderate, we like to hike and I would say it’s on the easier side of moderate. Lots of switchbacks
Written July 13, 2021
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Naitch
4 contributions
Jun 2021
Great, quick hike, with good elevation, good off-trail paths up to the "Nostril." Beautiful vistas, not too taxing. Even though it says 4 miles, my phone tracker had it at over 5 miles.
Written July 2, 2021
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David Pyun
4 contributions
Jun 2021
A decently steep 2 mile climb with about a 1000ft elevation, and two sections of rock you'll have to climb. Not too bad, but bring plenty of water (I emptied my 2 ltr camelback), and start early in the morning. There's shade for most of the hike, but I'd bring a sun hat also. The views are, predictably, amazing.
Written June 29, 2021
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Dori Saltzman
2 contributions
May 2021
I'd read a blog article that this was one of the easiest hikes on Kauai. It is NOT (unless you're an expert-level hiker). It is continuously uphill and, at the end, has some serious rock scrambling to get up. But the views from the top are totally worth it. Bring plenty of water, wear good shoes, and bring a snack for energy.
Written May 25, 2021
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Barneybondi
Koloa, HI4 contributions
May 2021
We grabbed 2 Sandwiches from Wahine Weenies Sandwich Shack in Kapaa, 2 Beers from ABC in Kapaa, hiked to top of the trail, and enjoyed our lunch What an amazing experience.
Written May 23, 2021
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Teryl72
5 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The best part of the tour was Marlin and Owen. They were soo knowledgeable about the history of Kauai and helpful with giving advice on finding local treasures too. The actual tour was lots of fun and scenery breathtaking... just expect to get muddy :)
Written April 9, 2021
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TravelBunny91
Camas, WA61 contributions
Feb 2021
If you are into hiking and want to brush up skills this hike is great. Well marked trail I consider moderate with a couple of challenging spots and a rewarding view. We went early AM with minimal hiker traffic. I am a runner and 59 years old.
Written March 8, 2021
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