Kuamo'o–Nounou Trail

Wailua, Hawaii 96766

Kuamo'o–Nounou Trail

Kuamo'o–Nounou Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 Reviews

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6/3/2018
The description above is confusing... but there is a trail sign. If you’re coming from the opeanaka falls outlook, the trailhead is on the right. The trail is easy but went & it was very muddy & can be very difficult to navigate.
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4/15/2014
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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Trail Information

Wailua
Nearby City
2.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Nounou State Forest Reserve
Local Contacts
USGS Kapa'a
Local Maps