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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%
Travelers talk about
“great hike” (90 reviews)
“picnic tables” (57 reviews)
“rock climbing” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
Haleilio Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
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+1 808-464-0840
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"great hike"
in 90 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 57 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 14 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 8 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 20 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 12 reviews
"sunny day"
in 14 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 20 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 16 reviews
"take your time"
in 18 reviews
"east coast"
in 7 reviews
"hiking poles"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

A trail that could have been moderate got a little tricky due to rainfall and muddy, muddy trails! The trail offered several breathtaking views along the way and the 360* view from the top made sliding back down worth it! No restrooms and bring water...More

Thank Travis D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a bit of trouble finding the entrance to Sleeping Giant Trail. The information we had indicated this was a moderate trail and frankly we felt it was a bit more challenging than moderate. Even though it was a bit more than we expected...More

1  Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go past the picnic table to the very top where there are beautiful 360˚ views! Take water and a snack for the top!

Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I am 41 and very active. I enjoyed this hike but I wouldn’t say it was easy. If you are afraid of heights I wouldn’t recommend this hike. The day we got home from Kauai someone had fallen and passed away on this hike...More

4  Thank whoneedsajob
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank KABittel
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 June 2018 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 9 June 2018 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 8 June 2018

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 3 June 2018 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!!

1  Thank tarlaa
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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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