Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) West Trail

MODERATE 124 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.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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7 days ago

View was incredible at the top, especially having passed the picnic table at the top to hike a little higher. If you go that route, be cautious - it’s steep! But the rocks make it a doable climb. I especially loved the forest at the beginning of the trail ... it made for a beautiful transition to dynamic views!

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice trail and an epic panorama view of the southeast side of Kauai. Make sure you have good shoes, as spots in the trail that are in the shade tend to get wet and muddy. We encountered a couple of dogs on the trail with their owners, Donita definitely pet friendly. Make sure to go .1 mile past the picnic tables at the top clearing to get to the summit of the Sleeping Giant! Hiked it on 10/10 when it was dry, not recommended after a heavy rain.

11 days ago

Early morning hike nice and cool! Steep in places wear good shoes!

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16 days ago

Wish I read more into the reviews about the false summit. Even though we didn’t make it to the true summit, there were great views from where we were. The trail was very muddy, but it had stormed the whole day before we went on this hike.

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1 month ago

Short and sharp. Beautiful vista. But not for young families.

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2 months ago

The view at the top makes these hike worth it.

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