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Hike the Sleeping Giant Trail, named for the summit of Mount Nounou which resembles a giant’s head. Splendorous 360-degree views await. The hike is a 4-mile roundtrip with an elevation gain of about 1,200-feet. Wear proper hiking shoes, bring water, and watch for steep drop offs.
The highway continues passing a myriad of beaches, including Fuji Beach, Kapaa Beach Park, Kealia Beach, and Paliku Beach, also known as Donkey Beach. Stop as the whim takes you. Many can be accessed from the paved Kauai Multi-use Path that skirts the coast, perfect if you explore by bicycle. Don’t miss the charming Donkey Beach Tree-Tunnel path to the beach. Though not recommended for swimming due to rough waves and strong currents, it offers premier wave-watching and sun-bathing.
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