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Sleeping Giant Trail, Kapaa

Categories: Lookouts, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. Using our custom trip planner, Kapaa attractions like Sleeping Giant Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This hike was a good mix of scenery, up hills, down hills and various terrains. The views near the top were impressive! Go early, and bring bug spray! Some of the trees were dropping fruit (guavas) an...  read more »
  • I am very active, and this hike was moderately strenuous in the beginning (total hike is about 2 miles up a mountain). It does level-out in spots. Take your time, take breaks, but definitely do if you...  read more »
  • We enjoyed this hike. Always wanted to come here, ever since listening to a song by local singer Larry Rivera and his daughters called Sleeping Giant. We hiked basically to the end of the main trail. ...  read more »
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