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. Please provide both an email address and a cell phone number where you can be reached at the start of the outing.

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.

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

Saturday, June 1
Wailea 670  National Trails Day Special (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Explore the historic Kalama-Kanaio Trail. Visit Hawaiian habitations, shrines and pathways. 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: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, June 2
Mākena Shoreline Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 3 miles
Moderate, pleasant walk on “fisherman’s trail”, road, sandy beaches, rocky beaches with uneven ground past tidepools to Keoneuli (Black Sand Beach). Beautiful views. Hiking stick useful. Meet 9 am 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>

Sunday, June 9
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, June 16
Hana’ula Ridge Service Outing & Hike (C/E/S)
Help Maui Cultural Lands maintain native plant habitat on state land near Kaheawa Wind Farm. Hike to Ohia forest nearby.  Panoramic views. Bring lunch and gloves. Be prepared for rain/mist and chilly temperatures. Meet 8:30 am at Ma’alaea Ocean center parking lot (Carl’s Jr. end).  Four wheel drive vehicles needed for access, please contact leader if you have 4WD. Limit 10. Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

Friday, June 21
Waiheʻe Ridge Reforestation Outing (C/E/S)
This outing is organized by the West Maui Watershed Partnership. Our work for the day will involve some combination of invasive species control (pulling/treating strawberry guava, Clidemia hirta, molasses grass, and other weeds), out-planting of native plants, and/or collection of native seed for future out-plantings. We will eat lunch on the trail under some trees, work a little more, then head back down the trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good tread, long sleeve shirt and long pants. Bring at least 2L water, a rain jacket, sun protection, a lunch and snacks and a backpack to carry everything. Meet at 9:00am at the gravel parking lot below the trail head, just outside Camp Maluhia, done around 2:30pm. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, June 29
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

Sunday, June 30
Makapipi trail (C/E)
East Maui,  4 miles
Visit beautiful streams, pools and water falls along this EMI trail beginning in Nahiku. Involves crossing trestles. Bring water/raingear/lunch/ water tolerant shoes. Meet 8am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

Friday, July 5
Wailea 670 Service Day C/E/S
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Help care for ancient Hawaiian sites in Wailea 670 preserve.  All tools provided. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick. Meet 4:30 pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, July 7
Wahinepeʻe Water Hike (C/E)
East Maui, 8 miles
Hike historic trail to overlook Honomanu stream and Valley. Pools. Waterfalls. Great scenery. Can be muddy. EMI waiver required (see above). Bring water, lunch. Meet 8 am Haiku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, July 13
Hanawī (Nahiku area) Stream Hike (C/E)
East Maui, 4 miles
Strenuous. Pools waterfalls, native stream life. Numerous stream crossings. Good water footwear a must. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Haiku Community center. EMI waiver required (see above). Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, July 21
Upper Waiohuli Trail (C/E)
Kula, 5 miles
This is a hike up in the Kula Forest, up towards Poli Poli State park. We will do 5 mile route to a beautiful lunch spot. This is an intermediate hike at about 5,000 plus elevation. We can only get up there to the trail head with 4 wheel drive so we will carpool. Meet at Pukalani Ace at 8am.  It is a long drive getting up there so this is a whole day event. Be prepared for variable weather with sunscreen; boots are suggested. Leader Kalei Johnson 344-0006, no text, or <Kalei1908@gmail.com>

Saturday, July 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 <lauzmaui@gmail.com  or 214-0147

Friday, August 2
Na Hoku (star-gazing) benefit in Palau’ea (Wailea 670) (E)
Noted astronomer, educator, and author Harriet Witt shares lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Meet at 6pm 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. Register at http://bit.ly/scmg-20190802.

Saturday, August 3
Waikamoi Preserve Trail and Boardwalk (C/E)
Haleakalā, 3.5 miles
Uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. Hike into a true native Hawaiian forest preserved by The Nature Conservancy with a docent who will describe the flora and fauna. This trail is up in Haleakala National Forest near Hosmer’s Grove campground. Meet 8 am at Pukalani Ace Hardware parking lot to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Hiking boots are suggested. Limit 12. People who have been on the Big Island any time since February 2019 are not allowed due to ʻŌhiʻa disease risk. Must register by July 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, August 10
Wailea 670  Native plant hike  (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Look for wiliwili blooms and other exotic native plants set amid ancient Hawaiian sites in Wailea 670 preserve.  Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, camera, hiking stick. Meet 4:30 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, August 11
Kahakapao Forest (C/E)
Makawao, 7 miles
Entire route loop is 7 miles, however we may only do a part of it (optionally). Shady all the way and gentle undulating terrain. Meet at St Joseph bus parking lot at 9:30. Leader Kalei Johnson 344-0006, no text, or <Kalei1908@gmail.com>

Sunday, August 18
Wailua Iki Stream Hike (C/E)
East Maui, 6 miles
Moderate hike above Hana Highway 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: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Friday, August 23
Pu’u Pahu Reserve Reforestation (C/E/S)
Haleakala Ranch
The weather on Haleakalā varies greatly so be prepared for any kind of weather: hot or cold, sunny or cloudy, windy or calm, wet or dry.  We will provide work gloves, tools, plants, and drinking water at the truck (please bring refillable bottles). We will be cleaning and sanitizing all hiking boots/shoes and tools with a 90% alcohol solution to help prevent the spread of a recently discovered fungus called Rapid Ohia Death. You will need: hiking boots/closed toed shoes, layered clothing – we suggest wearing LONG pants as we will be walking through shrubs and tall grass, rain gear, lunch or snacks, sunscreen and a hat, a pack to carry it all in. All gear should be clean of hitchhiking seeds. Meet in parking lot of Pukalani Long’s Drugs at 8:30am, return to Puakalani around 1:30pm. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, August 24
Kailua Stream Hike (C/E)
East Maui, 4 miles
Hike from private land to scenic pools and waterfalls along adventure trail. Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, lunch and water. Meet 8:30 am at Haiku Community Center. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (see above). Limit: 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <lauzmaui@gmail.com  or 214-0147

Saturday, August 31
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

Sunday, September 8
Papaʻaea Reservoir (C/E)
East Maui, 5 miles
Moderate, uphill hike above Hana Highway in lush East Maui watershed. Eat lunch and swim at a beautiful pool with waterfall. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (see above). Bring lunch, water and bathing suit. Meet at the Haiku Community Center at 8:30 am. Limit 18. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Monday September 9
Wailea 670 Adventure (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Help search for seven unlocated Hawaiian cultural sites documented in 2000-2005 and now said to be “missing!!”  Plenty of clues. Fun adventure. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water & hiking stick. Meet 4:00 pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Wednesday, September 11
Seed collection in West Maui (C/E/S)
West Maui
Meet 9AM at the Puʻu Kukui Preserve baseyard to head out and collect native plant seeds, the first step in the reforestation process. Directions and instructions will be provided on accepted registration. Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in the state of Hawaiʻi. Extending across more than 9,000 acres from ma uka to ma kai of Mauna Kahālāwai on Mauiʻs West side, it is home to some of the rarest endangered flora and fauna in the islands. Limit 9. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, September 20
ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu to anchialine pools (C/E)
South Maui, 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 1pm 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, September 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 <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

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