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Address: Nounou Road, Nonou West Trail, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96747
Phone Number: +1 808-464-0840
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steep but magical pined forest

Took this hike all the way to the top. Descriptions are accurate. It is very steep, some pathways narrow and exceptionally muddy and slippery even with great traction on climbing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took this hike all the way to the top. Descriptions are accurate. It is very steep, some pathways narrow and exceptionally muddy and slippery even with great traction on climbing shoes. The absolute best part of all are the groves of the Nounou pines that look perfectly lines to create a magical pathways. Most of the hikers on their way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hiked to the top of this mountain to get engaged! It was a relatively easy hike up if you are in decent shape. When you get all the way to the top, go a little further (but be careful) and hike out on the nose of the giant... the views are spectacular. This was the best hike we did in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can reccomend this trail for everybody who desn't like only beaches. Its not so far (max. 2,8 km from park place to the top). In case of rain the path changes to mud:)) but its fun :) great 360° lookout

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a reasonably easy hike for the average fit person. The Naunau trailhead is poorly marked and your best indicator is where most people park in the tiny lot or alongside the road. Note: there are three trails up to sleeping giant, each with a trailhead. The trail is mostly a trampled affair with only minor improvements. Not much... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good little hike with episodic vantage points as you get higher. There's a single picnic table at trail's end.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not much parking. go early in the day. Steep trail, heavy on the switch backs. no strollers -backpack babies work best. Fantastic views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked up the trail with a 10 and 9 year old and they handled it great! It was very rainy the week we were here so the trail was more than muddy. We were sliding everywhere and the first half a mile or so was very slick! Be prepared to get muddy!!! The trail levels off and it gets... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick, loved the guavas, view, and the wind tunnel was pretty cool! Good hike for a hot day with lots of trees for cover.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked this trail on my 66th birthday. It was tuff but I made it the top. Beautiful views ocean on one side, and valley and town on other Sid at the top. Well worth the Going to the top. Take plenty of water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an easy going hike, where the only difficulty was the heat (mid November, 85 degrees!). From the ocean side the ascent is gentler, it took us an hour to the picnic spot, and another few mins to the summit. It's about 350 metres of ascent in total. The 360 degree view from the top is lovely.

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