March 27, 2013
If you are heading to the east side of the island, or you’re
looking for a great, moderate hike, give the Nounou trail a try. It is located just past Kapa’a, in
Wailua. When you drive by this mountain
range you will notice that it looks like a giant sleeping on his back. This is where it gets the appropriate
nickname of “Sleeping Giant”.
This hike is a moderate hike and is 2 miles one way. Make sure to take plenty of water and to wear
hiking shoes. It can get pretty toasty
on the trail and the sun is strong in Hawaii,
so wear sun protection.
The foliage and views on this trail are spectacular. You will have the opportunity to see the
ocean, Wailua River
and Mt.Waialeale. A picnic is definitely a must if you plan on
hiking the full two miles up the trail.
The views at the top are incredible and, conveniently, there is a
sheltered picnic area. This is just
another adventurous way to spend a day in Paradise.
*Please stay safe and remain on the marked trail.