Nounou Mountain is a staple in Hawaiian culture. This mountain range, better known as “Sleeping Giant” resembles just that. Legend has it that a well-loved giant once roamed the land. One day, the local village needed a new temple built and the giant volunteered. When completed, the people threw the giant a luau in thanks.
It was said after that eating so much at the party, he lied down and has yet to awaken! A theme that is still very much practiced on Kauai today: eat, drink and be merry.
Head out with the team at Island Pursuit and experience Sleeping Giant through the eyes of a local. Nounou features easy accessibility, is relatively short and offers incredible 360′ degree views from Anahola to Nawiliwili to Kahili Mountain and around to Mt. Wai`ale`ale (the wettest spot on earth).
Filled with dramatic ocean views, electric greens & blues and a rewarding lookout point, Sleeping Giant is a must-see when on Kauai.
Kukui’ula Members can enjoy personalized tours from day hikes to early morning sunrise escapades. Simply inquire with Island Pursuit to set up your own customized hike!