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Sleeping Giant Trail, Kapaa

4.7
#2 of 8 in Parks in Kapaa
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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  • I made one attempt to get up this trail and it started to rain - I aborted and went back on a sunny day. I HIGHLY recommend that you do NOT do this one in the rain or when it has recently rained...  more »
  • We learned that locals favor the West Trailhead, on Lokelani Road, so we started there. The parking lot was quite small, holding only 4 or 5 vehicles. Respect nearby houses and do not park in front...  more »

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