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“great hike”(89 reviews)
“picnic tables”(59 reviews)
“rock climbing”(14 reviews)
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Haleilio Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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All reviewsgreat hikepicnic tablesrock climbingdegree viewgreat views from the topbring lots of waterworth the climbquick hikeup hillmoderate hikeelevation gainwell worth the effortmiles round tripafraid of heightshiking polestake your timeeast coast
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this hike. Very moderate hike. Definitely go to the very top, you have to climb some boulders, not too tough to see the amazing 360views. We chose the pine forest route... loved it.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wouldn't miss this hike. Went up up with my son on my back which added about 30 lbs. Been carrying him for the past several months to prepare but would only go about 1.5 miles a day. Brought a liter of water which was...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great workout. We didn’t listen to reviews and went in the middle of the day - IT WAS HOT! It was a definitely a good workout and would be slippery if it was wet. Bring plenty of water - you will want...More

Thank Holly Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the hike was muddy because of hurricane Olivia rains, the trails were narrow in some places, and were well kept and groomed. Would be nice to have a marker at the top to describe the aspects of the view and the Trail itself.

Thank 485BG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail is not very long, mostly covered by shadows, very lush. 2 spots has a little difficulty to climb, the rest all ok. The view at the top is awesome.

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We so enjoyed this hike. It is moderate with some good hills and any decent hiker should be able to do this trail with ease. You get a good workout and should be extra careful if it's wet

Thank roundinbases
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked this trail during mid-day August heat, but it wasn't too bad. If you enter on the east side it's a winding ascent to the top which isn't too bad given that you are gradually gaining elevation as opposed to a steep ascent. Very...More

Thank AlexCori5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fair amount of parking at the trailhead. We did this hike after it had been raining off & on, so there were definitely muddy spots. Hiking shoes or sandals (tevas, chacos) work best especially when muddy. There are a couple spots where some small trails...More

2  Thank Erin H
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

It’s a must if you’re in halfway decent shape and want a breathtaking view. I recommend bug spray and sunscreen for sure. Maybe even a snack.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The Nounou west trail is incredible! Despite being strenuous and steep, and having to climb with all fours at times, the view at the top was unmatched! Not recommended for kids and people that are not physically fit,also not recommended at night or when dark...More

Thank Bernice D
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HollySmally
May 23, 2017|
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Response from TJHolland | Reviewed this property |
if im not mistaken, the beginning is the same. However, about 50-100 yards up the trail splits and go right or left ( east or west). we took the well traveled east (Left) route. its was moderate to diffult. A local... More
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Kaismommy
July 20, 2016|
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Response from deela13 | Reviewed this property |
This hike is definitely best in the mornings during the summer months. Check the forecast for rain before you go.
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rosannar3
September 4, 2015|
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Response from taeshatama | Reviewed this property |
Take the Haleilio rd in Wailua, parking is at a sharp curve to the left. This is the east trail head. Go early, bring water. Near the top, you will join with another trail; on the way back down be sure to look for that spot... More
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