Nounou Ridge, Hawaii

Prominence: 901 ft, 274 m

Elevation: 1241 feet, 378 meters

Approx. Isolation: 6.16 mi, 9.92 km
Alternate Name(s)Sleeping Giant
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)22° 3' 40'' N; 159° 21' 18'' W
22.061179, -159.354867 (Dec Deg)
463386E 2439641N Zone 4 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKauai
City/TownWailua Homesteads

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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2002-03-29 by Ben McBride
     2006-07-02 by Scott Surgent
     2011-04-01 by Derek Loranger
     2011-11-16 by Scott Joyce
     2012-06-03 by Brendon Chapman
     2015-05-10 by Sandy Lara
     2015-07-14 by Bradley Reese (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (26 total)

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Also called and looks like Sleeping Giant

Nounou, or Sleeping Giant, is a low ridge on the lush eastern side of Kauai (1993-12-07).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 901 ft/274 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 921 ft/280 m
  Key Col: 340 ft/104 m
Isolation6.16 mi/9.92 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Hokualele  (NNE)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: Australia-Oceania
Range2: Polynesia
Range3: Hawaii
Range4: Kauai and NW Hawaii
Drainage BasinsIslands-Oceania-Pacific
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Nounou Forest Reserve
Topo MapKapaa O21159h3 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: 541 ft/165 m
Vertical Gain: 700 ft/213 m
Distance (one way): 0.5 mi/0.8 km
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Sign at the false summit. The trail is still excellent and widely used until the summit. The only hazard is an easy 15ft scramble (2015-07-02). Photo by Nicolas Roy.
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