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Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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Great to get to the top

Kauai is a place where so many warnings signs are placed on trails restricting movement, and they are ignored by everyone. And the Sleeping Giant Trail is one of those trails. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rehovot, Israel
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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kauai is a place where so many warnings signs are placed on trails restricting movement, and they are ignored by everyone. And the Sleeping Giant Trail is one of those trails. The path to the top of the giant's face is so marked. Never would I tell you to disobey a warning sign, but . . .

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family with teenagers and a 9 year old. We have done many hikes but this one was spectacular! It was a clear day but the top half was muddy and slippery. We just needed to watch our step. It took 2 1/2 hours. We went past the picnic tables to the end of the trail and then... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the part of the mountain range which is really the nature's contour of the mountain range. It is easily seen from the main highway. For the more ambitious there is a trail that can be used to get an up close look for hikers

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked up to the top of Sleeping Giant from the west trail. Part of the trail you walk through the Cook Pines. Beautiful! Keep going and you eventually get to the top where there are overlooks in various directions and picnic tables. Well worth the time...

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the 11 years of coming here, this is the first time we've been here. Enough parking for about 8 cars in the lot but there appears to be enough places to park alongside the road. The trail was dry for us, so it was 50 minutes for us to get to the top which included many stops for pictures.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entered the trail at the Nounou East trail head. It was a perfect hike, it took about 1 hour to reach the end, and another hour to get back down to the car. Beautiful views and wonderful environments! The Nounou probably wouldn't be the best way to go if it is raining (could get slippery and muddy) but on... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is 2 miles each way. We only made it up a little over a half mile. It was pretty strong and we had just done a different 4 mile hike. The views were spectacular even from how far we made it.

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victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up the west side trail from Hwy 580. Please uphill walk through the jungle and then up through the Cook Island Pine forest. It does get steep at the top but the trail is good and we didn't notice any of the steep drops described in other write-ups. Nice views at the top. It would be very slippery... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steep. Technical. Some very dicey spots where if you aren't careful you are going to fall off. Don't let your (or your boyfriend's) testosterone call the shots-the Giant isn't impressed by bravado. Be careful. Take water and DEET. The views along the way and at the top are incredible.

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Mount Forest, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last day in Kauai, we made the arduous journey up to the top of Sleeping Giant, which had been in our plans all along... and it was well worth the trek! Bring plenty of water, a camera for the stellar views, and at least a few hours to savor the various stopping points along the way. Not to... More 

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