Kuamo'o Nounou Trail

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Phone (808) 274-3433
Address 5750 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746
Moderately difficult hike with incredible aerial views at the top.

• General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Dogs Allowed • Hiking: Equestrian Use • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 2-3 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Moderate • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views • Vehicle Activities: Biking

The Kuamo'o Nounou Trail, which is also called the Kuamo'o Trail and Kuamoo Trail To Sleeping Giant (Nounou) Mountain, is a 2.5 mile long (each way, so 5 miles round trip) hiking trail located in the Kapaa area on the island of Kaua'i. The out and back trail is often considered of moderate difficulty with elevation gains of over 1,300 feet.

The trailhead starts right off of Kuamoo Road (our map / directions page will take you there), just a bit northwest up the road from Opaeka'a Falls. From there it heads towards, and up, Sleeping Giant - Nounou Mountain. Once you start working your way up Sleeping Giant - Nounou Mountain you can expect some pretty amazing views of Kapaa.

The trail will continue up the west side of Sleeping Giant - Nounou Mountain, through groves of Cook Pine trees planted back in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

You'll also connect to the Nounou-West Trail and the Nounou-East Trail / Sleeping Giant Trail near the end of the Kuamo'o Nounou Trail. Other notable plant life along the route includes Strawberry Guavas, Eucalyptus Trees, and even Wild Orchids.

At the top of the trail you'll enjoy incredible views views of mount Waialeale, Anahola's Kong mountain, the Wailua River Valley, and gorgeous coastline vistas. As with all hikes, be sure to first read up on Hiking Safety & Essentials. If there have been recent rains, except a very muddy trail.

Map of the Kuamo'o Nounou Trail.