Hikes, Service, Programs

Please register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description. 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 if you are interested in becoming a hike leader.

Hike Descriptions Key:

(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.
(S) indicates a service outing.
(D) is the round trip hike distance.

 

Saturday, March 11 – Ulupalakua to Kaupo car tour
D= 30 mi R/T. Caravan by car and stop for short hikes. Amazing native plants; historical sites; views and commentary by noted botanist and historian Bob Hobdy. Meet 8:30 am at Keokea Park in upper Kula. Bring lunch, water. Limit 20. Special donation $5 members $10 non-members. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Special Event ***Saturday, March 11 – Hike Leader Training***
Attend our semi-annual Sierra Club Maui Hike Leader Training.
Training will be from 9 am – 1 pm at Kaunoa Senior Center in Sprecklesville. Must be 18 or older to participate. Breakfast/snacks provided. The group will go on a short hike to go over what was taught in the training. Click here to sign up.

Saturday, March 18 – Makawao Forest Reserve
(C/E) 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 277-7267.

Sunday, March 19 – Hamakua Malama service outing
(C/E/S) D= 4 mi R/T. Help restore access to culturally rich Kuiaha Gulch and learn about  ongoing efforts to care for the 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9 am at Haiku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, March 26 – Lahaina Pali Trail
(C/E) D=4 R/T miles. Strenuous, with steep uphill. Enjoy the views and whale watch. Hike from Lahaina end trailhead, up to windmills and back the same way. Sturdy boots, sun screen, and hat are recommended. A hiking stick is useful. Bring lots of water. Meet 8 am at Maui Ocean Center parking by the gas station. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Friday, March 31 – Wailea 670 / Palau’ea native plant hike
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore Maui’s rarest native ecosystems- dryland forests at the 161 acre Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 2 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, April 8 – Kihei Coastal Trail and Beach Cleanup
Stroll along the Kihei Coastal Trail between Kamaole 3 Beach and Keawakapu Beach while collecting trash before it makes it into our ocean and harms wildlife. Afterwards you can join a fun snorkel to remove fishing gear from our reefs. We will see plenty of Green Sea Turtles and other ocean life from land and sea. Meet Kamaole 3 Beach Park parking lot south end at 8 am. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Saturday, April 15 – Kuiaha Bay
(C/E) D=3 mi RT. Moderate, some uphill. Historically rich, dazzling hidden gem along Haiku coastline. Valley has had restoration work to traditional ag by Waikikena Foundation. Limit 18. Meet 9am Haiku Community Center. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Saturday, April 22 – Sierra Club Plant Sale at Ha’iku Ho’olaule’a
9AM – 4:00PM If you’d like to donate plants (especially food producing plants, non-invasive popular ornamentals, and native plants) or would like to volunteer, please contact Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Saturday, April 29 – Hamakua M?lama Day (Ha’iku)
(C/E/S) D= 4 mi R/T. Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9 am at Haiku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, April 30 – Palauea/Wailea 670 Cultural Sites- Southeast
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T.  Explore rare stepping stone trails in Southeastern part of 161 acre Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Friday May 12 – Palauea/Wailea 670 Cultural Sites – Northwest
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore and mark unique cultural sites in northwest Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 2 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, May 13 – Kokua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu’u Mahoe
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C/E/S) Help maintain the Fleming Arboretum at 2600 feet in Ulupalakua, sanctuary to many endangered native dry land forest plants. Awesome views of the La Perouse (Keone’o’io) coast and Kahoolawe. Bring a light jacket, lunch, and gloves. Meet at the Ulupalakua General Store at 9:00 AM to caravan to the Arboretum. Estimate 3 hours of work. Refreshments will be available. A BYO Lunch will be at the Fleming cabin with a great view of South Maui. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Special Event ***Sunday, May 21 – N? Hoku (star gazing) Benefit in P?lau‘ea (Wailea 670)***
(E) Noted astronomer, educator, and author Harriet Witt shares lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Meet at 6 pm at top (mauka end) of Kaukahi St. in Wailea. Bring folding chair, warmer clothes, and shielded flashlights. Donation: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Leader: Adriane Raff-Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Saturday, May 27 M?lama Hamakua Day (Ha’iku)
(C/E/S) D= 4 mi R/T. Monthly service outing to remove trash and care for cultural sites on 267 acre County coastal preserve. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9 am at Ha’iku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Adriane Raff-Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org>  419-5143

Sunday, May 28 – Huelo Coastal Trail to Ocean
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T (Private land-no EMI Waiver needed) hike along steep, but scenic coastal trail to ocean in Huelo area. Meet 9:00 am at Haiku Community Center. Limit: 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Friday, June 9  Hamakuapoko Historical hike (Baldwin Beach Park)
(C/E) D=4 mi. Pleasant walk along bike path and beach to learn about the rich and hidden history of this lovely area. Bring hat/water/snacks. Meet 9:00 a.m. in Baldwin beach parking lot. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, June 11 – Makapipi Watershed Trail – REQUIRES EMI WAIVER
(C/E) D=4 mi. Varied terrain. Ditch trail: Makapipi to Kopili’ula Stream. Scenic vistas, pools, waterfalls. native plant life. Hike crosses several bridges with no hand rails, not recommended for those sensitive to heights. EMI waiver required (see below) Meet at 8:00 am at the Haiku Community Center. Limit 18. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Friday, June 16 – Palauea/Wailea 670 Cultural Sites- Northwest
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore walls and ridgelines and mark cultural sites in northwest Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 2 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, June 18 – Makena Shoreline Hike
(C/E) D=3 mi R/T. Moderate. Narrow “fisherman’s trail” in sections. Help keep public access open, enjoy beautiful views with varying shoreline. Bring a snack for the end point at Black Sand Beach. Meet 9:00 a.m. in public parking lot for Polo Beach. Limit 15. Register with leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Saturday, June 24 – Malama Hamakua Day (Ha’iku)
(C/E/S) D= 4 mi R/T. Monthly service outing to remove trash and care for cultural sites on 267 acre County coastal preserve. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9 am at Ha’iku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

 

EMI WAIVER REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN HIKES

To go on certain hikes, you need a waiver from East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI). If the hike description notes that 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 the quarter of hikes listed currently. Call in your waiver request to 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 Maui 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