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Sleeping Giant Trail

Haleilio Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
+1 808-464-0840
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great hike” (89 reviews)
“picnic tables” (54 reviews)
“rock climbing” (12 reviews)
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Haleilio Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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+1 808-464-0840
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"great hike"
in 89 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 54 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 12 reviews
"degree view"
in 10 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 8 reviews
"bring lots of water"
in 11 reviews
"quick hike"
in 7 reviews
"up hill"
in 7 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 19 reviews
"coming down"
in 10 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 12 reviews
"sunny day"
in 14 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 20 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 15 reviews
"take your time"
in 17 reviews
"east coast"
in 7 reviews
"covered picnic"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We hiked this trail on a rainy day. Up wasn't too difficult or technical and the vegetation offers a break from the rains.On the way down, the wet clay was quite slick. Would definitely recommend a walking stick or poles coming down if you go...More

Thank KABittel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moderate hike with muddy areas. May benefit from hiking shoes & hiking poles. Well worth the effort for the 1000 ft elevation and the great view over Wailua . Take your time & bring water & bug spray. Limited parking & don't leave belongings in...More

4  Thank PensacolaPeachy50
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very muddy and at times slippery but a good little hike to get the bloody running! Nice views from the top. About a 45 minute trip to the top, dont bother going ahead any further once you hit the picnic tables. There a two seperate...More

Thank Anastasiakollis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the trail at noon. Definitely hot so pack extra water. The hike is about 1.5 miles to the picnic tables and then another 10-15 minted to the top. You will want to stop at the picnic, but don’t. The parking lot for the...More

Thank Theresa G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view at the top. Pretty easy but hot. No rock climbing till very end then minimal.easy trail to follow. Park at trailhead beginning.

Thank BEACHBUG67
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail is quite beautiful and takes a bit more than an hour just to get to the 2 mile mark. It was very muddy when I was there so I walked very carefully!!

Thank tarlaa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have friends that live on the island within walking distance of the trailhead. We did this hike with a 4-year-old, a 7-year-old, and 4 adults. We did not go to the very top but enjoyed the hike up and the...More

2  Thank SissyBDublin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike. First go up then go down. Very simple. Nice variety of landscape and great views. 20 burpees and good to go. Take your breath away. Literally on the way up. But trail pretty easy just an incline. Not very rocky. Just roots and...More

Thank bibbbbyybb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, make sure you stay on the trail and don't wander off on any pig trails. Some other hikers did and said they were clinging to trees on the side of the mountain. Muddy and pretty steep in places, but a pleasant hike. The giant's...More

Thank amsdms
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Such a great hike! It's moderately easy except a rock at around .5 miles that requires a moderate amount of fitness to scale. (shouldn't be a problem for most) Close to the top there is a picnic table and a few benches with vistas that...More

10  Thank Luke W
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HollySmally
24 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
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Kaismommy
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.
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rosannar3
5 September 2015|
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Response from taeshatama | Reviewed this property |
Take the Haleilio rd in Wailua, parking is at a sharp curve to the left. This is the east trail head. Go early, bring water. Near the top, you will join with another trail; on the way back down be sure to look for that spot... More
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