Browse

Sleeping Giant Kauai

The Nounou Mountain ridge bears a striking resemblance to a sleeping giant. Legend states that this giant once roamed the land and was much loved by the Hawaiians. They planted taro

Kapa'a, East Kauai

The Nounou Mountain ridge bears a striking resemblance to a sleeping giant. Legend states that this giant once roamed the land and was much loved by the Hawaiians. They planted taro fields in his footsteps. One day the village chief wanted a new heaiu built. The villagers were much too busy farming so the giante volunteered. It took him two weeks to complete the project and when he was done, the village had a luau for him. It is said that after eating so much at the party, the giant laid down and has not awoken yet.

Other folklore states that in ancient times, the people of Kauai planned to discourge any invaders to their island by lighting fires behind the mountain. This would illuminate the figure of the giant and thus scare off any invasion forces.

Directions:
Take Highway 56 north from the Wailua River to Kapa'a. The Chevron Station, on the right of the road, has a sign marking the viewing area for the Sleeping Giant.

Useful Information:
Best viewing of the "giant" is across the street from the Chevron in Kapa'a
Nounou Mountain Trail traverses this ridge but is a very difficult hike

Recommended for You

Book Now. Relax Later.

Backed by the only total experience guarantee.

Best Price Guarantee

We will not be undersold. If you ever find a better price we'll match it and give you a 5% bonus.

Reschedule for Free

Book now and if your plans ever change just call us 48 hours in advance and we will reschedule or cancel your reservation free of charge.

100% Money Back Guarantee

Your experience means a lot to us. Not satisfied? We’ll make things right.