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Sleeping Giant Trail, Kapaa

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You'll be treated to views of lush green plants, far off mountains, and the ocean in the distance when you hike Sleeping Giant Trail. Named because the mountain from a distance looks like the profile of a giant lying down, this 6.4 km (4 mi) trail (roundtrip) takes you through wide, grassy pastures, across a bridge, and over a stream. It is not for the unfit--you'll face an elevation gain of 305 m (1,000 ft). You'll climb an increasingly steep, though not technical, trail until you find yourself at a picnic bench at the top. Be sure to bring sunscreen, water, and bug spray, as some portions provide very little cover and insects can be quite active. Do not hike past the sheltered picnic area; terrain is extremely unstable beyond this point and venturing further has proved fatal for some visitors. To visit Sleeping Giant Trail and get the most from your holiday in Kapaa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kapaa online sightseeing planner .
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  • Short drive to trail head; adequate parking, but no facilities. You need good hiking shoes/boots. The trail has three pretty steep sections that require hand holds. At about a half mile the trail to t...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places of Kauai-HI, untouched nature, breath-taking image, and with easy access.
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  • My family of 5 hiked Sleeping Giant and luckily we all wore hiking boots -this is not a flip-flop hike, although we did see a man in his 70's run up and down in bare feet! It is steep in spots and VER...  more »
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  • A great, family-friendly hike that is especially wonderful at sunrise.

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