Hikes, Service, Programs

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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 Miranda Camp at mauimiranda@hotmail.com.

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. Please to learn where and when the next meeting is and to add an agenda item you want to discuss.


Sunday September 28
Polipoli Trail Hike (C/E)
D= 6 miles R/T. Forested trails with fabulous views. Bring lunch, sun screen and water. Meet at Pukalani ACE park lot at 8 am. Limit 12. 4WD good, but any cars with good clearance can make road under good conditions. Register-Leader: Jake Hargis


Sunday October 5
‘Iao Ramble hike and swim, ‘Iao Valley   (C/E)
D= 2 mi R/T.  Enjoy a walk through ‘Iao Valley. Visit restored Taro lo’i and a nice swimming hole. Come prepared for possible wet/muddy trails and bring swim gear. Meet 8 am at Ka’ahumanu center near Sears Tires. Limit 15. Contact Hike Leader Kalei Johnson kalei1908@gmail.com  or 344-0006, and leave your phone number for registration.

Sunday, October 12
Waikapu Stream Trail improvement/ Hike and Swim (S/ C/E)
D=3 mi R/T.  Help clear away overgrowth from trail along south (Tropical Plantation) side of Waikapu stream then enjoy a short hike and swim. Water-friendly footwear required. Bring loppers, small saws, cane knives, gloves, water, lunch/snack. Meet 9 am Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot south end.  Limit 18.  Contact Hike Leader Robin West rwest808@yahoo.com

Saturday October 18
Baldwin Beach Cleanup, Spreckelsville to Ho’okipa 9 to 11:30 am  (S/C)
Get the Drift and Bag It cleanup on Northshore beaches. Sponsored by Surfrider Maui and Flatbread Pizza w/ +H20. Meet at 9am at Baldwin Beach park lawn. All supplies provided. All welcome. No registration.

Friday, October 24
Kulanihako’i /Ka’ono’ulu Gulch hike (Kihei) (C/E)
D=3 mi R/T. Easy hike along a scenic gulch. Rock formations and dramatic views. Across from area discussed for development as “Pi’ilani Promenade.” Bring water/hat/ sturdy shoes for varied terrain.Meet at 9 am Ka’ono’ulu Street and Kenolio Road. Limit 15. Contact Leader Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, November 1
Olowalu Stream hike. (C/E)
D = 3 mi R/T Moderate, but has numerous stream crossings. Hike legendary Olowalu stream with its shaded banks and ancient cultural sites. Bring drinking water, stream friendly footware,  lunch, hat.  Meet 8am at Maui Ocean Center parking lot in Ma’alaea, near gas station. Limit 15. Contact hike leader Kalei Johnson kalei1908@gmail.com 344-0006 and leave your phone number for registration.

Sunday, November 16
Lahaina Pali hike/ dual direction (C/E)
D= 5 mi. 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. Almost no shade but great views both sides. Sturdy boots, sun screen, and hat are recommended. A hiking sticks useful. Bring lots of water. Meet 8:00 AM at Maui Ocean Center parking by the gas station. Limit 18. Contact Leader Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, November 28
Lua’ailua Hills trail in Kahikinui area (C/E)
D= 5 mi. Strenuous. Explore traditional trails used over centuries in remote Kahikinui. Native plants. Cultural sites. Magnificent views. Open, mostly unshaded area. Bring lots of water, hat, sturdy footwear, lunch. Meet 8 am Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center near Ace Hardware. Limit 12. Contact : Leader Lucienne de Naie, laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Saturday, December 6
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 8:30 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). Register: Kalei Johnson kalei1908@gmail.com or 808-344-0006 and leave your phone number for registration.

Friday December  12
Keone‘o‘io Bay-Hoapili Trail Adventure (“La Perouse” Bay, South Maui) (C/E)
D=up to 12 mi R/T. Strenuous. Rugged lava. Hoapili Trail south to Maui’s most remote and beautiful areas. Sturdy closed footwear, lunch, plenty of water a must! All day. Meet 8:00 a.m. at Kihei Community Center parking lot (by pool) to carpool. Limit 18. Register: Lucienne de Naie, laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

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