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.

 

Saturday, January 14 - Honokowai Service Trip
(C/E/S) Come be awed by this beautiful valley and the rich archeological history of this land.  We will have about a 5 minute hike into the valley where we will volunteer with weed control and maintenance of the site.  We will then break for lunch and learn about the history of this once thriving pre-contact Hawaiian village and it's human and botanical inhabitants.  See also http://mauiculturallands.org. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Pu'ukoli'i Sugar Cane Train parking lot, across from Kahekili Beach Park in Kaanapali. Wear closed toe shoes, clothes you can get dirty, hat and bring work gloves if you have them. Tools will be provided. Bring plenty of water and lunch. Limit 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 808-868-6848

Friday, January 20 - Wailea 670 / Palau'ea archaeological exploration
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore and label archaeological sites that are part of 500 year old village. Rugged terrain. closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 2 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, January 29 - Kanaio Stupa
(C/E) D = 2 miles R/T with some steep grades. Hike across the slopes of Haleakala to beautiful shrine built in 1982 and view of South coast. Meet 9 am at Keokea Park (upper Kula) to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Monday, January 30 - Ma’alaea Cultural Sites and Petroglyphs
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore ancient Ma’alaea village. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hat, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 9 am at mauka end of Maui Ocean Center pkg lot. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, February 4 - Makawao Forest Reserve - Kahakapao Loop
(E) Moderate hike hike through 6 miles of big tree forest, shaded all the way and mostly level. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph's Church on Makawao Ave at 9 am. At a leisurely pace it's a 3 hour hike. Limit 18. Leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Friday, February 10 - Makena Landing Historical hike
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore one thousand years of history along this scenic coast line through the stories of kama’aina families and visits to historical sites. Bring water, hat, lunch/snacks. Meet 9 am at beach parking lot across Keawala’i church in Makena. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, February 11 -  Wailea 670 / Kalama-Kanaio trail and archaeological sites
(C/E) D= 3 mi R/T. This historic road offers lovely views over rolling terrain and crosses gulches with hidden shelters and other cultural sites. Bring water, hat, snacks. Meet 2 pm at end of Hoala Road in Maui Meadows. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Special Event ***Saturday, February 18 - Whale Day in Kihei***
Help set up the Sierra Club booth at Kalama Park in Kihei or take a shift to talk to visitors to the booth. The hours of the event are 8AM - 5PM. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Sunday, February 19 - Pauwela lighthouse and tide pools
(C/E) D = 3-4 miles R/T Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9 am at Ha'iku Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Special Event ***Saturday, February 25 - Maui Group Annual Meeting at Kaunoa***
11 am - 3 pm at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Sprecklesville. Come for the potluck lunch and Flatbread Pizza, as we present our annual awards and listen to a panel presentation on our new coalition campaign, "Hukilike No Maui: Together for Maui," which focuses on how to use the former HC&S sugar cane acres to address some of the most urgent problems facing Maui’s future - food and clean energy security, affordable housing, and conservation.

Friday, March 3 - Waihe'e Coastal Dunes Hike

D = 2 miles R/T, Moderate walk, Meet at 9 am across from Waihe’e School on Kahekili Highway, Outing will be about 3 hours long
Explore nearly 2 miles of secluded coastline (former Waihe'e dairy site) acquired by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust to keep it from development. There are archaeological features, unspoiled views, and we'll see native plants and possibly whales, monk seals, turtles, and Hawaiian birds. We will stop for an early lunch. If you are willing and able to pick up trash on the way back, please bring a bag. There is no shade, so bring sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, and lunch/snacks. Bring rainwear (just in case!) Although the paths are well worn, covered shoes are recommended on this rocky coast. Limit 20. Leader: Adriane Raff Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Saturday, March 11 - Ulupalakua to Kaupo car tour
D= 30 mi R/T. Caravan by car and stop for short hikes. Amazing native plants; historical sites; views and commentary by noted botanist and historian Bob Hobdy. Meet 8:30 am at Keokea Park in upper Kula. Bring lunch, water. Limit 20. Special donation $5 members $10 non-members. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Special Event ***Saturday, March 11 - Hike Leader Training***
Attend our semi-annual Sierra Club Maui Hike Leader Training.
Training will be from 9 am - 1 pm at Kaunoa Senior Center in Sprecklesville. Must be 18 or older to participate. Breakfast/snacks provided. The group will go on a short hike to go over what was taught in the training. Click here to sign up.

Saturday, March 18 - Makawao Forest Reserve
(C/E) 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 277-7267.

Sunday, March 19 - Hamakua Malama service outing
(C/E/S) D= 4 mi R/T. Help restore access to culturally rich Kuiaha Gulch and learn about  ongoing efforts to care for the 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9 am at Haiku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, March 26 - Lahaina Pali Trail
(C/E) D=4 R/T miles. Strenuous, with steep uphill. Enjoy the views and whale watch. Hike from Lahaina end trailhead, up to windmills and back the same way. Sturdy boots, sun screen, and hat are recommended. A hiking stick is useful. Bring lots of water. Meet 8 am at Maui Ocean Center parking by the gas station. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Friday, March 31 - Wailea 670 / Palau'ea native plant hike
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore Maui’s rarest native ecosystems- dryland forests at the 161 acre Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 2 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

 

Some hikes say they require a waiver from East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI). If the hike says 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 this quarter. Call in your waiver request to Candyce at 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 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

 

New Date TBD -  Waikamoi Preserve

(C/E) D = 3.5 miles R/T, uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. This is a true native Hawaiian forest in Haleakala National Forest near Hosmer's Grove campground, preserved by The Nature Conservancy with one of their docents to describe the flora and fauna. Meet 8 am at Pukalani Ace Hardware parking lot to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Hiking boots suggested. Limit 15. People who have been on the Big Island any time since January 2016 not allowed due to 'Ohia disease risk. Leader: Adriane Raff-Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143.