Resting Giant Trails (there are 3) on Nounou Mountain in Kauai transportations walkers via an instead typical woodland prior to heading upwards for significant sights of Kapaa, Mt. Waialeale, the Wailua River, the Makahela Mountains and also various other components of eastern Kauai. Situated near Kapaa and also the Wailua Homesteads, the tracks are a favored for neighborhood households along with much flung vacationers. The appeal of the routes remain in some component as a result of the main place near Kauai’s populace facilities. Family members, route joggers and also people looking for a fast trip to nature are commonly located on the tracks. Though the Sleeping Giant tracks have remarkable point of views in the process, the tracks do lack a few of the exotic beauty of various other tracks on Kauai.
The tracks obtain their name due to the fact that the account of Nounou Mountain appears like a resting titan. The titan’s head is to the left in the above image. There are numerous Hawaiian tales worrying the resting titan, consisting of one where the gigantic overate at a banquet in his honor, after that set to relax and also has yet to stir up.
Resting Giant TrailsThe 3 routes are the East Trail, the West Trail as well as the Kuamoo-Nounou Trail. The Kuamoo-Nounou Trail finishes at the West Trail where the path leads up the hill with rows of Norfolk and also Cook Pines. The West Trail converges with the East Trail concerning.25 miles from the top. The East Trail is one of the most straight method to the top while the Kuamoo-Nounou route is the lengthiest.
Resting Giant Trail ranges (one method):
Kuamoo-Nounou Trail: 2 miles (to the crossway with the West Trail). West Trail: 1.9 miles. East Trail: 1.75 miles.
East TrailThe Nounou Mountain East Trail begins at a tiny parking lot on Haleilio Road. From Highway 56/Kuhio Highway take Haleilio Road to the parking lot (place at Google Maps). The East Trail has a fast altitude gain and also is one of the most straight method to the top of the hill.
West TrailThe West Trail begins at the end of Lokelani Road off Kamalu Road where there is a tiny parking lot for a number of automobiles (area at Google Maps). If auto parking is complete there is even more vehicle parking along Kamalu Road with a gain access to course to the path head.
Undergo the yellow gateway to start the walking.
Quickly you will certainly be directed the hill with rows of Norfolk and also Cook Pines grown by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
As you climb up greater there will certainly be rough protrusions along the route to be gone across. Workout care as there are unsafe problems from rainfall and also hazardous decline offs along the top components of the route. The path, ranked Easy to Intermediate in problem at the reduced altitudes, promptly transforms Difficult at the greater altitudes. People with a concern of elevations will specifically be worried on the top reaches of the route.
Near the top on the titan’s upper body is a protected outing location with extensive sights of the bordering countryside. An also much better sight can be discovered on the route past the outing location, yet any type of routes past the outing location are not formally component of the route.
Kuamoo-Nounou TrailThe Kuamoo-Nounou Trail starts on Kuamoo Road, regarding a fifty percent mile past Opeakaa Falls (place at Google Maps). Seek the environment-friendly field. There is auto parking for numerous cars along the roadway.
The Kuamoo-Nounou route is the lengthiest of the 3 routes on Nounou Mountain, skirting the hill under a cover of trees prior to finishing at the West Trail. If you’re looking for a stroll in the timbers without a considerable climb after that this route alone is the appropriate one for you. At the end of the Kuamoo-Nounou Trail, there is the chance to proceed up the hill on the attaching Wst Trail.
Over: The parking lot on the side of the roadway for the Kuamoo-Nounou Trail. For area referral the address for your home beside the path is 5750 Kuamoo Road, Kapaa, Hey There 96746.
Continue via the yellow gateway and also along the right-of-way under a passage of trees.
After the access you will certainly go across over Opeakaa Stream on a wood bridge.
The route is frequently unsafe from mud and also rainfall as well as there are unveiled origins along the route.
At.75 miles right into the walking you will certainly locate a protected outing table. On clear days you can see the Mt. Waialeale crater.
Thickets are located on the path after the protected outing table.
Somebody weaved an equipping for the bamboo. The length of time did it require to weaved? See the tag!
The route proceeds via a shaded woodland.
Completion of the Kuamoo-Nounou Trail at the West Trail.
At the end of the path take a throughout the line of trees to proceed up the hill on the West Trail.