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Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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Perfect hike with a great view

This hike is made for people who are in at least moderate shape. Steady inclined all the way to the top with a couple places you need to climb a few rocks. Fantastic views make... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yakima, Washington, United States
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Yakima, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike is made for people who are in at least moderate shape. Steady inclined all the way to the top with a couple places you need to climb a few rocks. Fantastic views make this hike one I recommend doing. 2miles to the top where there at picnic tables if you pack snacks or a lunch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike is really awesome and you get to see some incredible views. It is not easy! So pace yourself. Also when wet it's extremely, extremely slippery. Which can be fun! Just a heads up and be prepared!!

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Thank Miller B
Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started off in Princeville on a dry day, but by the time we made it to the trail head, it was raining a little. We then opted for the shorter trail (which started in a residential area). It was our last hike before we left Kauai. The trail was extremely muddy and slippery - not so bad going up... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the trail that begins about a mile past Opaekaa Falls on Kuamoo road. The trail head is marked with a sign and you can park along the side of the road to begin your hike. The first 1.5 miles is not too bad with only a minor elevation gain. We were slogging through quite a bit of mud,... More 

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Thank Derek L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked up the front of the mountain and back down the backside. It was just after a big rain, so it was MUDDY and slippery so somewhat difficult. Though not long (probably less than 2 miles to the top) it was a workout due to the muddy conditions and rugged trail (it could benefit from some wooden stairs in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers mentioned, the hike up is steep and muddy in parts. There are some walking sticks at the base of the trail that we missed that would have been helpful on the trip up. Gorgeous views of the valley and the ocean!

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has probably been mentioned, but it bears re-mentioning––there are 3 trails up to Sleeping Giant. The one on Google maps is known as the east trail and it's the steeper and muddier trail. Great workout, but we found the west trail to be shorter and just easier. Unfortunately, there is not much parking (8 spots) at the trailhead. Today,... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trail although a little dull until you get to the top. And the top is awesome. FYI, to get the real money view you have to go past the posted end of trail sign (most people go beyond because they want the killer view).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The problem with this hike is that a few miles north of it lies perhaps the best hike in the world. I enjoyed the hike but would never do it if I had a choice of this or the Kalalau trail. This hike is as advertised. 2 miles up and back. First 1.25 miles is reasonably steep and provides great... More 

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Thank Matthew F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very steep hike from east side. Parking fills up by mid-morning. Great views in all directions from the top. Prepare for mud though, bring walking sticks

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