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

Good workout of a hike but went after it rained so trail a little muddy. Views and trail are gorgeous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Thousand Oaks, California
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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good workout of a hike but went after it rained so trail a little muddy. Views and trail are gorgeous.

Thank Villanik
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most reviews here are accurate - this is a nice hike, minimally challenging, great views. Saw a few people doing the whole thing barefoot, so, hey, it isn't super tough. People generally leave walking sticks at the trail head, so I grabbed one, and it was needed a few times. After the climb up, at the end (past the sign... More 

1 Thank Volenti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the easiest hiking place to find! If you take a leisurely, steady walk, you will reach to the top in an hour or two. .Walking across the giant's chest along the trail, 1/4 of a mile you will reach to a beautiful forest reserve of Cook Pines planted on both sides of the trail in the 1930's by... More 

Thank Griffinhaw
Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sleeping Giant was a wonderful family hike. Not too difficult. Only in two spots did my girls, ages 8 and 11 needed help. Don't go if its rained the night before, as it could be slippery in some places. Took about 1:15 minutes to the top and about 1:00 on the way down. Don't miss this hike. Fabulous view from... More 

Thank Mick K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike to the top of Sleeping Giant also known as Nou Nou trail was challenging and is not recommended for people that do not get moderate exercise. * Beautiful view once you reach the top of the climb. * Trail is technical. There are rocks you need to climb and tree roots on the trail that you can easily... More 

Thank gussiesmaximus
Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best gauge, as I got up at 4 am to do the sunrise hike. Then tropical storm whatever hit-- so the entire sky was black, no sunrise to speak of, and no visibility--- plus lost two toenails hiking through slippery, shin-deep mud. Maybe on a dry day, though- it would be worth it!

1 Thank crrnyc2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hike. The path is clearly marketed and fairly dry. All the way up the trail there are views all the way to the coast. Then, when you get to the top you have views everywhere, including the Wailua valley. Make sure you hike to the chin, the nose and then the caves. Good time.

Thank Mvaliton
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove to site from Keauhou. 1. Access: Easy drive, arrive before 10:00 to have a decent parking spot 2. Location: Not far off main hwy on East coast. 3. Condition: Dirt and farther up at top, rock trail that is narrow. ALWAYS a bit muddy. Don't wear flip flops. 4. Amenities: Several signs and a covered picnic table. Bring H2O,... More 

Thank Britishcanadianeh
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the west side trail that starts about 1/4 mile paat Opeaka falls. The first 2 miles is a fairly easy hike with great views of Wailua homestead area and mountains. We carried an infant in a Bjorn and didn't find it difficult. Recommend morning hike because of heat.

Thank sjdif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike with a good workout. Eventually you get to a point where a sign says that the trail ends. It does not! Don't make a trail if you do not want people going to the very top. The last section is steeper and more dangerous but fine in dry conditions. Keep going 10 more minutes and the views from... More 

Thank Ken N

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