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Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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Astonishing panoramic views after a good, long climb

How about 360 views of Kauai that will make you feel like a tropic bird? Such is the reward of a fairly steep climb at Sleeping Giant, the famous mountain that snoozes above... read more

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How about 360 views of Kauai that will make you feel like a tropic bird? Such is the reward of a fairly steep climb at Sleeping Giant, the famous mountain that snoozes above Kapa'a and is rarely shrouded in mist. (Which means the views are almost always incredible). A highly recommended hike that can be done with most of the... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike offers panoramic views throughout the hike up. The trail is easy with only a few places you may need your hands.

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Cameron Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 ways to climb Sleeping Giant and we were told to take the North Trail which is the shortest but is also the steepest. It took us about 3 hours round trip including time to enjoy the top. We did not go to the head or chin area because it looked to steep for us older folks. Do... More 

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Boston, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've hiked all over the island, including the famous Kalalau trail. This is nothing like that, but, it does offer great views from the top. Starting from the East side in suburban Kapaa, the trail leaves a parking lot and heads up gradually. Lots of switchbacks make the slope moderate. There are only a couple of spots where you scramble... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was near our rental house so the mister and I decided to take the hike one fine day. The eastern hike if supposed to have the best views of the ocean, so we chose that. It clearly states in the blue guidebook, "don't take the pig trail, you won't like it." See our picture with sign and rock marking... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is not that long, and it has a few nice views. It can be mostly a muddy mess if it has been raining a lot, which can happen often in this area. It is close to where I live so I enjoy it.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enter this hike from Kuamoo which is the long path or from the back side, which is shorter but steeper. It takes about an hour to climb up with breaks. The path has lots of divets and roots growing across the trail. Remember your route up because there are lots of sub-trails. Take water and hold the tree... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike in the moderate + range. The trail begins in a small parking area and was easy to follow through the first half of the hike. There are a lot of switchbacks. Do not take any side trails. There are many drop offs so be safe. We got about 3/4 of the way there when we... More 

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Riverside, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly easy hike with some beautiful landscapes to view. Great view of the valley below. Take along some bug repellent, lots of fruit flies to bug you along the way. The smell of rotten fruit on the ground can also be a little overwhelming at times but overall a nice hike !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like so many other places on this jewel of Hawaii, this is a breath taking but potentially DANGEROUS and or DEADLY hike for anyone but the most physically fit and experienced hikers! There are so many other SAFE hikes on Kauai that wont risk life and limb. I highly recommend trying them and leaving this one for the pro's!

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