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.

Friday Sept 1
Palauʻea/Wailea 670 Cultural Sites & Native Plants (C/E)
2.5 miles
Explore lava flow areas marking cultural sites and monitoring native plants in Central 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: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, September 9
Sliding Sands Trail and Halemauʻu Trail (C/E)
Haleakalā, 11-12 miles
Advanced hike through the Haleakalā crater from the Keoneheʻe Trailhead at 9740 ft. to Halemauʻu at 7990 ft. Hike goes down 3000 ft. in elevation and then back up 1000 ft. Must be in great physical shape and good with elevation changes. Bring 3+ liters of water, lunch and plenty of snacks, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing, rain jacket, binoculars, and sturdy closed toe hiking shoes. Meet 8:30 am at Pukalani Longs parking lot. Hike will take about 7-8 hours. At end of hike, optional stay to watch sunset and the stars come out. Note: Fee of $20/car to enter the Haleakalā National Park. Limit 12. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267. Map of hike route: https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/upload/Map-and-Descriptions-FINAL_Compressed-1.pdf

Sunday, September 17
Wailua Iki Stream Hike (E/C)
6 miles
Moderate hike through beautiful forest on winding muddy, jeep road. Pools, waterfalls and lush plant life. Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, lunch and water. Meet 8:00 am at Haiku Community Center. EMI waiver required (see above). Limit: 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Sunday, September 24
Waiheʻe Ridge Hike (C)
5 miles
1200 ft elevation gain. Great workout with native plants, beautiful views! Bring rain jacket, lunch, water, hat, sunscreen. Meet 8:30 am at Waihee School parking lot. Limit 12.  Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Saturday, September 30
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, October 7
Waikamoi Preserve Native Bird Outing (E/C)
1.25 miles
Moderate. Wonderful guided hike into a Native Hawaiian Forest. It’s a unique and special ecosystem and a great birding hike. Meet 8 a.m. Hosmer’s Grove inside Haleakala National Park. There is a $10 per car entrance fee to the park. Bring water, lunch/snack. Be prepared for chilly and/or wet weather. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 808-354-0490.

Sunday, October 8
Olowalu Stream Hike (C/E)
Olowalu, 3 miles
Moderate hike but has numerous stream crossings. Hike Olowalu stream with its shaded banks and pass by some petroglyphs while driving in. Bring drinking water, stream friendly footware, lunch, hat. Meet 8:30 am at Maui Ocean Center parking lot in Ma’alaea, near gas station. Limit 15. Contact hike leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 and leave your phone number for registration.

Sunday, October 15
Wailea 670/Palau’ea (C/E)
South Maui 2 miles
Newly restored loop trail across lava flows, to a cluster of cultural sites in Southeast 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 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Special Event
Friday, October 20
Nā Hoku – Star Watch at Waikapū Tropical Plantation slopes (C/E)
Come spend an evening with astronomer Harriet Witt and learn about the lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Bring comfortable folding chair and flashlight.
Meet at 6 pm in the main parking lot, in front of the country store.
$5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with Adriane Raff Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Sunday, October 22
‘Iao Valley (C/E)
3 miles
Hike this beautiful stream trail in I’ao Valley where we will pass by a small taro lo’i and a few pristine swimming holes. Come prepared for possible wet/muddy trails and bring swim gear. Meet 9:30 am at Heritage Park parking lot. Limit 15. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 and leave your phone number for registration.

Saturday, October 28
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, November 4
Kōkua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu’u Mahoe (C/E)
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 Keokea Park. 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> or 354-0490

Saturday, November 11
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> or 868-6848. Email is preferred.

Friday, November 17
Wailea 670/Palau’ea (C/E)
South Maui 2.5 miles
Makahiki hike. Visit several ceremonial sites in Wailea 670 preserve to pay our respects. 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 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, November 19
King’s Highway (Hoapili Trail) to Kanaio Beach (C/E)
Mākena, 6 miles
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> or 354-0490

Saturday, November 25
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147 

Saturday, December 2
Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop (E)
7 miles
Moderate to strenuous hike of big tree forest on undulating trail, estimated time at least 3 hours. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 9 am. Limit 18. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Sunday, December 3
Launiupoko Heiau and Valley C/E)
4 miles
Lots of trails/Hawaiian heiau and sites hidden along the way as we hike up this iconic valley. Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snack. Meet 8 am at Maui Ocean Center parking lot in Ma’alaea, near gas station. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848. Email preferred. 

Saturday, December 9
Old Makena-Ulupalakua Road Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 6 miles mostly downhill
Rare opportunity. Experience this famous historic road that has been closed for all use since 1985. Downhill on switchback road (leave cars at both ends.) Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snack. Estimated time: 3 hours. Meet 8 am at Makena Landing parking lot. Limit 20.   Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, December 10
Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail hike (C/E)
3.5 miles, mostly level
Hike spectacular Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail with optional 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> or 354-0490

Saturday, December 16
Wailea 670/Palau’ea (C/E)
South Maui 2 miles
Archaeological hike with Dr. Janet Six. Visit prominent cultural complexes in Wailea 670 preserve to mark sites. 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:s Lucienne de Naie and Janet Six. Register: <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, December 30
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 <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