Kuamoo–Nounou Trail to Valley Vista Hale Nounou Mountain “Sleeping Giant”

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Kuamoo–Nounou Trail to Valley Vista Hale Nounou Mountain “Sleeping Giant”

Kuamoo–Nounou Trail to Valley Vista Hale Nounou Mountain “Sleeping Giant” Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This beautiful mountain path, which leads to panoramic views, follows the first portion of the Kuamoo-Nounou Trail for a short walk into the Nounou reserve. The hike begins on the valley floor by Opaekaa Stream, a half mile upstream from the waterfall.

The trail crosses a footbridge over the stream and leads to Valley Vista Hale, a grassy vista point with a sheltered picnic table perched on the side of the mountain. From the overlook are views of the Kalepa Ridge across the Wailua River, Lihue Basin and the Makaleha Mountains."

Kuamoo–Nounou Trail to Valley Vista Hale Nounou Mountain “Sleeping Giant” Reviews

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1/9/2018
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2/1/2009
This is a nice little hike but you are really missing the big picture unless you continue on to the Nounou Trail up to the top. It's a 5 star view from the top.
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1/5/2004
We did not do this hike, but based on the views on the East side of the island I would recommend doing this hike if you have time. It gives you an amazing perspective of Eastern Kauai and the steep mountains in the center of the island. There are four different approach options. Have fun!
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Kuamoo–Nounou Trail to Valley Vista Hale Nounou Mountain “Sleeping Giant” Photos

Trail Information

Lihue
Nearby City
1.5
Distance
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Kapaa - Recreational Map of Eastern Kauai
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Dec 2018