Sleeping Giant Trail (from the North)

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Sleeping Giant Trail (from the North) is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaa, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.2 miles 634 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

Very cool shorter trial with a hairy ending up at the giant's head! Make sure you go all the way up to the top, past the picnic area! Easy access from Kapaa so a nice day hike.

hiking
26 days ago

This was a relatively easy distance with a consistent incline throughout. We hiked off to the left of the picnic tables to scale the nose and get a better vantage point. The views from there were amazing, but I would advise others to exercise caution, as there is clearly a sign telling people not to hike beyond the path on the way to the nose (and I'm sure that the sign was put there for a reason). Watch out for protruding tree roots, as they are plentiful, and be mindful of recent rainfall. We hiked on a very dry day, but mud would have made things more challenging.

hiking
30 days ago

Nice view at the top. Can be quite challenging at steep grounds. I recommend to follow track and try to avoid the "shortcuts" cause it might lead to nowhere. Good hike otherwise. Thanks to the tree roots for traction to prevent us from sliding down.

1 month ago

We loved it! The path was semi blocked by freshly fallen trees (windy weather) but otherwise an amazing view at the top

1 month ago

2 months ago

We have done this trail a number of times. it has some really nice vistas of the east shore and is really not a difficult trail to hike. It is one that recommend to a lot of visitors.

4 months ago

first hike on Kauai & loved it! it was a bit overcast but that was much appreciated. bring lots of water and a snack to enjoy your time up there. found a rope swing there too! loved the views all around

hiking
5 months ago

It was bit slippery and muddy after the rain but what a view when you get to the top.

7 months ago

This trail was a great way to see sweeping views on all sides. Absolutely beautiful on a sunny day. Keep going past the picnic tables for a little keyhole cave and amazing views.

8 months ago

Not a bad hike. Pretty easy uphill, nice views. Watch for spiders.

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Fun hike

1 year ago

I'm giving this hike a 5 star solely on the amount of effort, location, and reward. It is not to the level of Nualolo, Kalalau, or Awaawapuhi but this is a just a great normal hike with an achievable distance, good burn from elevation gain and the reward at the end reveals some great sights. Not a difficult trail but is a great overall trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice, reasonably easy trail.

1 year ago

Trail was short and sweet. Great views at the top. When you get to the top there is a picnic table look out. Go to the left and there is a trail that tops out the peak with some slight safe scrambling. Well worth doing. There is a sign that says trail ends. But it clearly doesn't and keep going. I would make sure not to hike during or after rain. We hiked up and it started raining after we were going down and it was very VERY slippery. There were tourist looking people hiking up while we were down hiking and I'm sure there experience was not fun.

Make sure to use the switch backs. A lot of people cut off the switch backs and now trail erosion is visible. They need to put some logs to fix this.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice trail to follow and has some steep rocks to climb at the top. Beautiful view from the top. We missed the puka below us. You will notice a small trail to the side and that has a view from a hole in the mountain.

1 year ago

Awesome trail! We went all the way to the top for amazing views!

1 year ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

this hike was hella swag def would rec