As you drive around the island of Kauai, the beautiful, green mountains towards the island’s center are always pleasantly eye-catching. One ridge that’s particularly interesting is Nounou Mountain, which appears to have the profile of a sleeping giant. In fact, the mountain is more commonly dubbed Sleeping Giant.
Per GoHawaii.com, the Hawaiian legend of Nounou Mountain is:
… this giant was tricked by villagers into eating a vast amount of rocks hidden in fish and poi. Sleepy from the meal, the giant took a nap and hasn’t woken since.
You can see Sleeping Giant from the east side of Kauai. A nice vantage point that we found via Kauai Revealed is in Kapaa at the cul-de-sac turnout at the end of Kipuni Place off of Kuhio Highway (Hwy 56). The following photo shows that view.
Have you seen Kauai’s sleeping giant?