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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My wife and I hiked the Sleeping Giant from the East trailhead before we did an afternoon fishing trip. We didn't rush but got done in 2.5 hrs, so I'd say it's easy to fit this hike into most itinerar... more »
We thought... oh, we have an hour, let's hike up there. The hike starts as a beginner trail in the middle of a random neighborhood (the north trail). After about 20 mins you are seriously climbing. Th... more »
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