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Sleeping Giant Trail, Kapaa

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Lookout · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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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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  • Truly spectacular hike from various points on the trail. The top if you can make it is a 10/10. There are some rock scrambles that might be challenging if you are not physically fit and if it has... 
    Truly spectacular hike from various points on the trail. The top if you can make it is a 10/10. There are some rock scrambles that might be challenging if you are not physically fit and if it has...  more »
  • Solid three mile round trip hike. If you are a regular hiker and are familiar with hills and a little bit of mud (there is not too much mud) you will do fine. We hike regularly in Western NY and the....  more
    Solid three mile round trip hike. If you are a regular hiker and are familiar with hills and a little bit of mud (there is not too much mud) you will do fine. We hike regularly in Western NY and the....  more »

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