Hikes, Service, Programs

Be a hike leader! We’ll pay for your first aid course and train you! You can put it on your resume. And we’ll write you a recommendation! MAUI GROUP HIKES AND ACTIVITIES

Please be prepared for outings. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Hiking boots are recommended for longer hikes. A donation of $5 ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over age 14. We always welcome more hike leaders. Contact Lucienne deNaie at laluz@maui.net.

In the hike descriptions below: (C) means conservation such as discussing how to conserve this land for future generations to enjoy. (E) means educational such as visiting and learning about archeological sites and naming the plants and flowers. (D) is the round trip hike distance.

Some hikes say they require a waiver from East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI). If the hike says you need a waiver then you absolutely must get one prior to the hike. If there is no notation that the hike requires an EMI waiver, then you don’t need to worry about this. One waiver covers all EMI hikes for this quarter. Call in your waiver request to Candyce at EMI at 579-9516 well in advance to make an appointment for when you can sign it. Then go to EMI’s Pa’ia office at 497 Baldwin Avenue to sign the waiver. You will need to call to make sure someone will be there. Waivers CANNOT be mailed, faxed or emailed. Sierra club does not make the rules. EMI does. Please be considerate of EMI staff time and pick up waiver 5 days in advance whenever possible. THE WAIVER MUST BE BROUGHT ON THE HIKE AND SHOWN TO THE HIKE LEADER. Mahalo

Drop us an email and let us know your thoughts. Sierra Club members are invited to attend our monthly meetings. To learn where and when the next meeting is and to add an agenda item you want to discuss.

Please register for all hikes with the leader.

Saturday, July 9 – Huelo Stream Exploration (no EMI waiver) on private land
(E/C)D = 2.5 miles. Explore Huelo streams. Walk on kuleana lands (with owner’s permission) and along streams to discover ancient Hawaiian sites hidden in the jungles. Bug repellent, water, lunch, stream hiking footwear and rain coat. Meet 9am top of Door of Faith Rd, Huelo. Limit15. Register with Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-014

Sunday, July 17 – Haleakala Supply Trail Hike
(E) D=5 mi R/T. Moderate, but high altitude. Beautiful views along trail. Begin Hosmer’s Grove campground uphill 2.5 miles to crater rim (lunch and views). Prepare for wet/windy conditions. Meet 8:30am Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center near Ace Hardware. Wear footwear for rocky conditions. Bring hat, jacket, lunch, plenty of water, and a park pass (if you have). Register with Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267.

Sunday, July 31 – Makawao Forest Reserve
D = 6 mile RT. Left side of road, 3 mile climb up trails and jeep road, moderately strenuous and muddy. Meet 8:30am at parking lot across St. Joseph’s Church (Makawao Ave.) Limit 18. Register with Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267.

Sunday, August 7 – Maka’iwa Bay and shoreline (east Maui)
(C/E) D=5 mi R/T. Explore this secluded part of Maui’s coastline. Some steep terrain. Bring good shoes/long pants/water/lunch. Meet Haiku Community Center 8:30 am. Limit 15.  Register with leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, August 14 – Makamaka’ole
D= 2 mi.R/T. Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and waterfall at the end. Bring water shoes, lunch, water, swimsuit. Limit 15 meet: Waihee School parking lot 8:30 am to carpool. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>.

Friday, August 19 – Native Plant Hike Palauea (Wailea 670)
(C/E) D= 2 miles R/T. Enjoy the colorful native wiliwili blooms and other rare and interesting native dryland forest plants. Some rugged lava terrain. Sturdy shoes, long pants and hiking sticks recommended. Meet at 3pm, at mauka end of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Friday, August 26 – Na Hoku (star-gazing) Benefit) in Pauwela, Haiku
(E/F) Noted astronomer, educator and author, Harriet Witt shares lore of our Hawaiian night sky on the North Shore. Learn new and amazing things. Meet at 6 pm @ Haiku Community Center. Bring folding beach chair, warm clothes and shielded flashlights. Donation: $5 for Members $10 non members. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 808-264-5640

Saturday, September 3 – Makawao Forest Reserve
D = 6 mile RT. Left side of road, 3 mile climb up trails and jeep road, moderately strenuous and muddy). Meet 8:30 am at parking lot across St. Joseph’s Church (Makawao Ave.) Limit 18. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or call 277-7267.

Sunday, September 11 – North side of Waikapu Stream
(C/E) D= 5 mi R/T. Strenuous hike due to uneven rocky surfaces and many stream crossings along jungle trails. Bring water, snacks or lunch and shoes suitable for wading in stream waters. Meet at 9am at Maui County Blding parking lot to carpool to trail head. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147 to register.

Sunday, September 25 – Wahinepe’e water hike
(C/E) D=8 mi R/T. Hike historic trail to overlook Honomanu stream and Valley. Pools. Waterfalls. Great scenery. Can be muddy. EMI waiver required (see above) Bring water, lunch. Meet 8 am Ha’iku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Kalei Kalyani Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006

Saturday, October 1 – Sierra Club Maui 40th Anniversary Picnic
Come celebrate with food, music, environmental heroes award. 11am to 3 pm at Kanaha Beach Park canoe hale. Bring potluck deserts or side dishes (main dishes provided), chairs and the whole family. FREE. To Volunteer email Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net>

Sunday, October 2 – Pauwela lighthouse and tide pools
(C/E) D = 3-4 miles R/T Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9 am @ Ha’iku Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15 Register with leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Friday, October 14 – Ka’apahu Area of Haleakala National Park
Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service!
(C/E) D=4 mi R/T Explore several coastal valleys rich with history and end with a refreshing swim in a natural pool. Wear shoes for Jungle trails and some stream crossings.  Bring lunch, water, swimwear. Meet at 8:00 am at Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center near Ace Hardware to carpool. Limit 12. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, October 16 – Kanaio Stupa
(C/E) D = 2 miles R/T with some steep grades. Hike across the slopes of Haleakala to beautiful shrine built in 1982. Meet 9:00 am Keokea Park (upper Kula) to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Friday October 28 – Palau’ea (Wailea 670) Cultural Hike
(C/E) D=3 mi R/T  Autumn visit to the ahupua’a boundary of Paeahu/Keauhou. Visit ceremonial sites that marked traditional boundaries and learn about their cultural importance. Wear long pants, sturdy footwear (lava terrain) bring water and hiking stick. Meet at 3pm at mauka end of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

 

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