Nounou Mountain (Sleeping Giant), Kauai
- Name: Nounou Mountain (Sleeping Giant)
- Where: Wailua in East Kauai
- What: Hiking trail up a mountain ridge shaped like a sleeping giant
On Kauai’s East Side, between Wailua and Kapaa, is the Nounou Mountain range, more famously known as Sleeping Giant. Stare at the ridge from afar and with a little imagination you can make out what looks like a human figure lying on his back. Hawaiian legends say 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.