Items needed for your hike:
*Camera !!!
*Water !!
*Snack
*Bug Spray
* Sunglasses
*Binoculars are nice to have but not necessary.
*Hiking sticks are not really necessary this hike.

Nounou Mt. West Trail
Nounou (West)  Trail
Turn right onto Kamalu Road (Hwy 581), which
is about 1 mile from the Opaekaa Falls viewing
area up Kuamoo Road, look for telephone pole
#11. There you will find the yellow gate and
Nounou Trail sign. The mountain is commonly
referred to as "Sleeping Giant". The trail starts
next to a residential area and at the end of the
homes the trail starts switchbacking through
Norfork pines. The west trail goes up the
mountain between the rows of pines. The
Nounou Trail climbs  to a peak and sheltered
picnic area on sleeping giant’s chest. This
vantage offers views of the ocean, Wailua River
and Mt. Waialeale. The trail is steep, muddy,
and wet at times. For a real panoramic view
from Lihue to King Kong Profile Mountain
(Kalalea Mt) go past the picnic area all the way
to the top which is past the picnic area. The total
elevation climb is about 1000 feet from base to
top of the head. The climb took us around an
hour to the top and 35 minutes down.
Nounou Mt. West Trail
NOUNOU  MT. WEST TRAIL       "Sleeping Giant"
Nounou Mt. West Trail  Condos In Kauai
Nounou Mt. West Trail   Condos In Kauai
Nounou Mt. West Trail   Condos In Kauai
NOUNOU MT. WEST TRAIL
NOUNOU MT. WEST TRAIL
 NOUNOU MT. West TRAIL
NOUNOU MT. WEST TRAIL
Nounou Mt. West