Formation on Mt. Nounou that sort of resembles a giant is a landmark between Wailua and Kapaa. There are several myths and legends surrounding the Sleeping Giant. According to one, the villagers tricked a giant named Puni into eating stones to keep him from eating all the fish and taro and he fell asleep with a full tummy never to wake again. Mount Nounou Trail is about a two-mile trek through the forest to the summit of the Sleeping Giant's belly with spectacular views of the Island and sometimes Oahu can be seen 110 miles east. The hiking trail begins on Haleilio Road. To view the Sleeping Giant, look for the sign marking the viewing area near the Chevron station in Kapaa.
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