Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) West Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) West Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaa, Hawaii 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.

1.9 miles 757 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


16 hours ago

2 days ago

A very nice hike with a fantastic view at the end. A steady incline keeps the legs burning and your lungs working. A nice surprise that there was a lack of mud compared to other hikes on the island. A must to make it to the top to see the view.

7 days ago

do this hike at sunrise!! leave while it is dark and hike up to see sunrise from the top. amazing views

13 days ago

Good solid hike with great views at the top. Could see Oahu today and two distant Whale breaches.

13 days ago

Good workout going up

15 days ago


22 days ago

Slippery towards the top, but ends with great views. Would recommend for a shorter hike

27 days ago

Very good hike, make sure being few bottles of water with you and when u get to the top, make sure go further to the second rock. It's a must! So worth it! View is just unreal!!! Will take 2 and half hrs total with 15-20 min break at the top! I recommend to bring a sandwich and few snacks! Enjoy!

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

4 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.

5 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

7 months ago

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

8 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.

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

1 year ago

Fun hike