Kuamo'o–Nounou Trail

Wailua, Hawaii

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This is a pleasant ramble 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 below the misty Makaleha Mountains. Step over the threshold of the yellow gate and walk between private houses and a pasture on a mowed grass path. Drop down into a little gully to cross a creek on a bridge, then turn left (west) at a beautiful white-barked Albizia tree. These big shady trees, with lacy foliage and broad umbrella-shaped tops sprinkled with delicate white flowers.

Kuamo'o–Nounou Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a pleasant ramble 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 below the misty Makaleha Mountains.

Step over the threshold of the yellow gate and walk between private houses and a pasture on a mowed grass path. Drop down into a little gully to cross a creek on a bridge, then turn left (west) at a beautiful white-barked Albizia tree. These big shady trees, with lacy foliage and broad umbrella-shaped tops sprinkled with delicate white flowers."

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Wailua
Distance: 2.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Nounou State Forest Reserve
Local Maps: USGS Kapa'a
Driving Directions: Directions to Kuamo'o–Nounou Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/15/2014
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Was a little confused by description. Actual hike is 5.2 miles (2.6 out and 2.6 back.) A few steep sections towards the end - I'd rate the entire hike as moderate - might be a little much for an inexperienced or older hiker. Very shady in April. Trail is well marked and not too traveled. A good half day adventure and a nice view of Kapa'a from the top.



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May 2018