This Quarter’s Schedule

For all of our outings, we ask for the following:

1. Register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description.

2. Be prepared for outings: Bring lunch, at least 1-2 liters of water, rain gear, sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Hiking boots are recommended for longer hikes.

3. A donation of $5 ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested for all hikers over age 14 unless otherwise stated in a hike description.

 

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.

 

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.) 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

Current Schedule

Sunday, September 2
Haleakalā Supply Trail (C/E)Haleakalā, 3.5 miles
Intermediate, but high altitude. Beautiful views along trail. Leave cars at Hosmer’s Grove campground and shuttle up to hike down from Halemauʻu at the crater rim (8,000’). Prepare for wet/windy conditions. Meet 8:00 a.m. 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). A hiking stick may be useful. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Sunday, September 9
Wailea 670 Historic Kanaio-Kalama Trail Hike (C/E), South Maui, 3 miles
Explore ancient shelters along this historic road in 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 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday, September 14
Olowalu Shoreline (C/E), Olowalu, 2.5 miles
Victory hike! Celebrate the natural Olowalu coastline, once proposed for hundreds of condos and commercial development. Learn about Olowalu’s rich history and enjoy a swim or snorkel.
Meet 8:30 am  at 14 mi mkr, ocean side of  Honoapiʻilani Hwy. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Tuesday, September 18
Merwin Palm Forest (C/E), Hāʻikū, 1 mile
This is a unique opportunity to visit one of the most diverse palm collections in the world. The once-barren former pineapple land was restored by one of America’s greatest living poets – W.S. Merwin – into a lush, 19 acre property, with over 2,740 individual palm trees, more than 400 taxonomic species, and 125 unique genera. We will meet up to car pool at 9AM. The location will be communicated to the participants. The Merwin Conservancy staff will be our guides. Bring water and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Long sleeve shirts, long pants and DEET-free mosquito repellent are recommended. Limit: 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Thursday, September 27
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Keālia, 1 mile
Come and see a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds and hear an overview about the refuge. Meet 9:00 am at the refuge office (turn into driveway at mile post 6 on Mokulele/Maui Veterans Highway and follow the road for 1/2 mile to the office). Bring binoculars, suitable closed toe shoes for mud and water, sun protection, water. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Friday, September 28
Pauwalu Bird Sanctuary and fish ponds (C/E), Keʻanae 2.5 miles
Coastal hike through historically rich area with spectacular views. Bring water, lunch/snack, sun and rain protection. Hiking down a steep slope to the fish ponds is optional and includes plastic cleanup on the beach. Meet 9AM at Haiku Community Center. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, September 29
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S), Ha‘ikū, 2 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hāmākua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, October 7
Waihe’e Ridge (C/E)
Waihe’e, 4.5 miles
This is a moderate to strenuous hike as it is uphill all the way to the top, a 1500 ft elevation, 2.5 hours. This trail is very slippery if there has been any moisture at all so a hiking stick is important on this one. There are beautiful forest and spectacular views. Meet at 9 am at the upper parking lot: turn mauka at Mendes Ranch (mile marker 6.9 on Kahekili Highway) and drive .9 miles. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, October 12
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Enjoy, stunning mauka and makai views, rare native plants and ancient Hawaiian sites in Wailea 670 preserve.  Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 4 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147 

Friday, October 19
Makamakaʻole (C/E)
2 miles
Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and waterfall at the end. Bring water shoes, lunch, water, swimsuit. Limit 12. Meet at Waiehu Golf Club parking lot  8:30 am to carpool. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, October 21
Kanahā Beach Ramble (C/E)
Kanahā, 4 miles
A novice hike along the beach but mostly walking in the shade under trees. Wear boots as there is Kiawe thorns aplenty.  Bring a swim suit if you want to swim at some really nice spots. Leader: Kalei Johnson, 344-0006 (no text) or <Kalei1908@gmail.com>

Friday, October 26
ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu to anchialine pools (C/E)
Mākena, 3 miles
Moderate. Rare access to this protected area across the lava field, led by Jeff Bagshaw, Volunteer Coordinator of the DLNR for ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu. Jeff has a wealth of knowledge about the plant and animal life of this sensitive region. Meet 8am at the Kanahena (“Dumps”) parking lot. Bring water, sun protection (reef-safe), and footwear with toe protection and strong soles. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, October 27
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
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 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday, November 2
North Shore Coastal Historical Hike  (C/E)
Ho’okipa,  3 miles
Explore the scenic coastline from Mama’s Fish House to Maliko Gulch and learn about its fascinating history. Bring hat, water, snacks/lunch. We’ll leave cars at both ends.

Meet 9am at Pa’ia Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, November 3
Kōkua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu’u Mahoe (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 La Perouse (Keone’o’io) coast and Kahoolawe. Bring a light jacket, lunch,  and gloves. Meet 9am at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Estimate 3 hours of work. Refreshments 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, November 11
Wailea 670 Historical Hike w/ guest Archaeologist (C/E/S)
South Maui, 2 miles
Help clean and stabilize Hawaiian archaeological sites in Wailea 670 preserve and enjoy the unique terrain.  Rugged area. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Gloves and hand tools provided. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, November 18
Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail C/E)
West side, 3.5 miles
Mostly level. Hike spectacular Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail with optional swim/snorkel at Kapalua Bay. Meet 8:30 am at the Maui Ocean Center parking lot in Maalaea (the end near the gas station) to carpool. If you live on the West side, meet 9:30 am at D. T. Fleming Beach Park (the South parking lot) which is where the trail starts. Bring water, lunch, sun protection, camera, and optionally a swimsuit and snorkel gear. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, November 24
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hāmākua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, December 9
Kanaio Beach (C/E)
La Perouse, 6 miles
Kings Highway from La Perouse Bay to south of major lava flow and snorkel place. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Bring bathing suit and snorkel gear (also water shoes for the rocky entry) if you want to snorkel. Meet at Kihei Community Center at 8:30 am. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, December 15
Old Makena-Ulupalakua Road Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 4 miles, mostly downhill
Experience this famous historic road that has been closed for all use since 1985. Hike will begin on Kanaio-Kalama Road in Wailea 670, climb a slight grade, and continue downhill to the ocean on old Makena-Ulupalakua switchback road. (leave cars at both ends) Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snack. Estimated time: 3 hours. Meet 8 am at public parking lot, across from Keawala’i church. Limit 20.   Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Friday, December 21
Kīhei Coastal Trail and Beach Cleanup (C/E/S)
Stroll along the Kīhei 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 8am. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, December 23
Mākena Shoreline Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 3 miles
Moderate, pleasant walk on “fisherman’s trail”, road, sandy beaches, rocky beaches past tidepools to Keoneuli. Beautiful views. Hiking stick useful. Meet 9:00 a.m. in public parking lot for Polo Beach, near entrance. Almost entirely exposed, so bring sun protection. We’ll stop to eat anything we have with us at Keoneuli. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, December 29
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 2 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hāmākua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Add the Sierra Club outings calendar to your own Google calendar: