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Sleeping Giant Trail

Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
+1 808-464-0840
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Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 5 hiked Sleeping Giant and luckily we all wore hiking boots -this is not a flip-flop hike, although we did see a man in his 70's run up and down in bare feet! It is steep in spots and VERY muddy (slippery)...More

1  Thank Truffles37
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so muddy- I can't even stress that enough, which the mud and water/mist made some parts of the hike very challenging. There are some parts I would not recommend for families/kids. The boulders are pretty hike, and you have to clip up so...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this trail three years ago and this time it was impossible to walk given the wetness of the trail. The trail was so muddy you could not get a grip and we turned around after walking for ten minutes. If it has been...More

Thank audrey284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we hiked the trail and started from the east trailhead. It was steep and little tough going but the views were dramatic. The drop offs along the side where steep in places. You could see the entire series east side of the island.

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is not too difficult. I wouldn't categorize it as easy because it has some hills but it's doable for anyone in decent shape.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I promise a trek you will not forget as you enjoy the beauty of Kauai from on top. This hike is worth you time, effort, and commitment to be able to see out from the Garden Island into the beautiful sea and wonder at its...More

Thank Will L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a parking lot at the foot of the mountain. Trai is wide and easy to climb or descend. View at the top provides a beautiful 180 degree shot of east side of the island.

Thank 476donc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had so much fun on this trail. enjoyed the hike and the scenery hawaii has such beautiful mountain side and ocean views

Thank Trey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful trail that was dry. Steep spots and a few rocky spots to climb up/down. We carried our four-year-old for the super steep areas.

Thank Rocky R
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We hiked the Nounou East trail on our first day in Kaua'i. Beautiful views at every turn and nice places to rest. Warning: there is one part (about a fourth of the way up) that you have to "mountain climb" for about 15 feet. If...More

1  Thank captcalculus
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23 May 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
20 July 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.
4 September 2015|
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Response from KauaiHITraveler | Reviewed this property |
I would say to take the Lokelani Rd. Entrance. It's a shorter hike and it also brings you to the opposite side of the mountain to avoid the early morning sun. Start early and bring water and mosquito repellant. There are... More