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.

East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI) allows us to hike across their beautiful land so long as each hiker has a waiver. An EMI WAIVER IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED FOR EMI HIKES (LISTED BELOW). One waiver covers all EMI hikes for this quarter. Call in your waiver request to Candyce 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.

Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Halemau’u to Holua cabin, Haleakala National Park

(C/E) D = 8 miles RT, moderately strenuous d/t distance, elevation, climb back out. Meet 8 am at Pukalani Terrace center near Ace Hardware to carpool. Bring hat, raingear, sunscreen, water and lunch/snacks. Limit 15. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or call 277-7267.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – Wailuku River to Waiehu River

(C/E) D= 3 miles RT. Moderate, some rocky, uneven, shoreline. Peaceful, scenic, historic coastline rarely seen. Celebrate restored flows in legendary streams. Limit 18. Meet 9am Sack’n’Save center by McDonalds. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Kuiaha Bay

(C/E) D=4 mi RT. Moderate, some uphill. Historically rich, dazzling hidden gem along Ha’iku coastline. Valley has had restoration work to traditional ag by Waikikena Foundation. Limit 18. Meet 9am Ha’iku Community Center. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, January 29, 2016 – Ma’alaea Petroglyph Hike

(C/E) D=4 mi RT. Moderate. Some steep uphill. Explore petroglyphs (native Hawaiian picture symbols chiseled into rock) and other ancient ruins in the Ma’alaea area. Long pants and sturdy footwear. Meet 9:00 a.m. Maui Ocean Center parking lot across from Carls Jr. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie: <laluz@maui.net> or call 214-0147

Saturday, February 6, 2016 – 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.

Saturday, February 20, 2016- Pu’u Mahoe kokua trip

(C/E) 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 Keokea Park at 9:00 AM to carpool 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>

Sunday, February 28, 2016 – Olowalu petroglyphs and stream hike

C/E/S) D= 3 miles RT. View Olowalu’s famous petroglyphs and a delightful hike along the ancient Olowalu stream trail. Meet 8:30 am Wailuku end of the Olowalu Store and bring along a lunch, water and shoes suitable for stream crossings.  (Limit 15 participants. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – Kanaio Beach

(C/E) D=6 miles RT. Kings Highway from La Perouse Bay to south of major lava flow and great snorkel place. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Bring bathing suit and snorkel gear if you want to snorkel. Meet at Kihei Community Center at 8:30 am. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday March 12, 2016 – Palauea Mauka (Wailea 670)

(C/E) D=5 miles RT. Strenuous, uphill, some a’a lava areas. Springtime excursion into this unique native dryland forest. Rare and unusual plants, ancient archaeological sites, trails and more. Bring: water, hat, sturdy closed footwear, walking sticks. Meet 8:30 am mauka end of Kaukahi St in Wailea. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or call 214-0147

Sunday, March 20, 2016 – Lahaina Pali sunset hike

(C/E) D= 5 mi. Sunset hike, hopefully with whale sightings. Strenuous. We will split up into two groups – one hiking from Ukumehame to Ma’alaea and the other one in the other direction, exchanging car keys mid-way. Rugged trail gains almost 2,500 feet, passing Kaheawa Wind turbines. Bring flashlight, good boots, lots of water and walking sticks. Meet 4:30 PM at Maui Ocean Center parking by the gas station. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, March 27, 2016 – Peahi archeological hike

(C/E) D=4 mi RT. Gulch trail on private land. Some climbing and muddy paths. Step back in time to pre-contact Hawaii- in an area under study by UH archaeology students. Meet 9:00 a.m. at Ha’iku Community Center to carpool to site. Bring water, lunch/ snack, hat, Limit 20. Leader: Archaeologist Dr. Janet Six 344-0566

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