Kuamo’o-Nounou Mountain Trail

Kapaa, Hawaii

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This pleasant ramble heads through forest along the western base of Nounou Mountain (the Sleeping Giant). You can stop (or turn around) at a covered picnic table overlooking the valley to the misty Makaleha Mountains, or continue to a junction with the Nounou Mountain Trail West. From there it’s a steep 1-mile climb to the head of the Sleeping Giant as an option. There are a variety of native and introduced flowers to enjoy and wild fruits to eat along the hike, which is popular with locals.
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Kauai

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Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Kauai

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)

This pleasant ramble heads through forest along the western base of Nounou Mountain (the Sleeping Giant). You can stop (or turn around) at a covered picnic table overlooking the valley to the misty Makaleha Mountains, or continue to a junction with the Nounou Mountain Trail West.

From there it’s a steep 1-mile climb to the head of the Sleeping Giant as an option. There are a variety of native and introduced flowers to enjoy and wild fruits to eat along the hike, which is popular with locals.

© 2010 Suzanne Swedo /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Kapaa
Distance: 2.6
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Mountain Biking
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources; (808) 274-3433; www.hawaiitrails.org
Local Maps: USGS Kapa’a; Kaua’i Recreational Trail Map (Hawai’i Division of Forestry and Wildlife); Northwestern Kaua’i Recreation Map (Earthwalk Press)
Driving Directions: Directions to Kuamo’o-Nounou Mountain Trail

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