Sleeping Giant (Nonou Mountain) Climber's Log

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LoneWolf - Jan 22, 2020 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2016

With The Krewe  Sucess!

Fun little step out to the nose? Chin?


hightinerary - May 20, 2017 10:16 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2017

Sleep Walking  Sucess!

A fun hike with dreamy views.


cheetah262 - Jan 23, 2017 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2016

Field Trip  Sucess!

I took a dog from the Kauai Humane Society out for a field trip and we hiked to the summit. Beautiful day and great fun for both me and Archie the Wonder Whippet!


philadendron - Dec 20, 2014 3:07 am Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2014

Great views  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife at the end of a week in Kauai. Lucked out and had no rain. Definitely go past the "end" of the trail and check out the true summit and the other airy summit. Quick, fun scramble to those two points.


kevinsa - Jan 3, 2014 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2014

Sleeping Giant  Sucess!

A fun hike, but a little slick after a heavy rain.

bigbadgoo - Oct 1, 2012 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2010

Sleeper  Sucess!

Fun early morning hike

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Mar 31, 2012 5:19 am Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2012

Sleeping Giant  Sucess!

This was the first hike I did when I arrived in Kauai. The view from the top gives you a good overview of the east part of the island. Go all the way to the top for a great 360 view!


MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 3:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2010

S Ridge  Sucess!

Fun scramble and beautiful sunrise!


Mooner - Aug 7, 2011 9:51 pm

Up I Go

08/06/11- Took this peak out at sunrise. I recommend it for watching the sunrise over Kauai. Took 33 minutes to get to the Top and 17 mins to get down.

Andrew Thomas DeSantis

Andrew Thomas DeSantis - Jul 24, 2011 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Nounou Mountain  Sucess!

After doing some bouldering at Secret Beach I decided to stop by Nounou on the way home and bag it!


CWessels - Aug 15, 2010 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Nounou Trail  Sucess!

Fun. Beautiful. Hiked it three separate times while on the island.


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 3:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2003

Nice dayhike  Sucess!

Took advantage and did a muddy hike during a break in the weather during a rainy week in Kauai.


wyopeakMike - Jan 19, 2010 4:14 pm

Aloha view  Sucess!

Mt wife and I hiked up the standard trail on a beautiful day in May 2006 when visiting Kauai with my parents. It is a fun section to get to the real summit, almost a scramble. The views are spectacular with so much ocean to see. The only island peak I have ever done, what a treat.


seeksit - Aug 13, 2009 2:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Made the best of a bad weather day in paradise  Sucess!

Remnants of Hurricane Felicia blowing through Kaua'i today brought a lot of clouds and showers, so we were looking for a short hike to squeeze in. This was it. Very humid day and muddy trail, but lots of good views down over the Waimea River and beach and our hotel in Kapa'a. We're having a great time here. Did the helicopter tour circling the island on Monday: awesome experience!


goofball - Jul 9, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

It was there,  Sucess!

I was there. Might as well go up it. Favorite part was dining on the strawberry guava along the way. mmmmmmmmmmmmm...

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Nov 11, 2008 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 1997

Go early  Sucess!

This is one hot and humid mountain in the middle of the day, but it would be a pleasure to be up on that airy ridge at dawn.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 29, 2008 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2007

Nounou Mtn Trail  Sucess!

Second visit, brought the whole family this time. Trip Report


BLT - Sep 21, 2007 4:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

West trail  Sucess!

Nice humid hike up the West trail. Regarding the fermenting berries: I concur.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 12, 2007 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1986

Honeymoon High  Sucess!

No one has mentioned that in September there are several hundred thousand fermenting/rotting berries (sandalwood berries or guavas?) on the trail. The smell is overpowering. Overpowering in another way is the very narrow knifeblade of ridge betwen the forehead (or maybe nose?) and the nose (or maybe chin?)of the sleeping giant, the true summit. My wife of 2 days declined to join me.


dmiki - Jun 16, 2007 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007

Western trail  Sucess!

Worth the hike. Nice cool breeze at the top to dry up the sweat...

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