This Quarter’s Schedule

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe—all outings are suspended from March 21-April 12.

Stay tuned for updates on the return of outings and events at sc.org/2WaA4GB


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 office at 8401 Pulehu Road in Kahului 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

Hike Leader Training, Now With CPR Certification

This year Sierra Club Maui Group is offering free hike leader training on Saturday, May 9, followed on Monday, May 18 for free CPR training. 

Our hike leader training goes over the considerations in planning, organizing, publicizing and carrying out an outing on Maui. What is different about hiking on Maui compared to other places? How do you prepare for and deal with accidents? Do you need to ask permission to cross certain properties? What can you add to an outing to make it more interesting and enjoyable for a widely varying group of participants?

Join us as a hike leader and share your enthusiasm while encouraging more people to know and love the best of the islands.

RSVP at hikes@mauisierraclub.org.

Current Schedule

Friday March 6
Wailea 670 Kalama-Kanaio Trail Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 4 miles
Hike this historic trail, passing through the Palau’ea and Keauhou ahupua’a, and learning about their history with archaeologist Dr. Jeanne Schaaf and Hawaiian cultural guides. Some rough terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, March 7
Pauwela lighthouse and tide pools (C/E)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9 am at Ha’ikū Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Sunday, March 8
Native Planting with Hui o Nā Wai ‘Ehā  (C/E/S)
Waikapū, 1.5 miles
We will plant native seedlings in a Community-managed preserve above Waikapū stream. Meet 9am in Ma’alaea end of Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot in Waikapū. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 15
Ulupalakua to Kaupō car tour (C/E)
30 miles
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 <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday, March 20
Pilale Bay Hike
Haiku, 3 miles
Hike to Pilale Bay down a steep slope to explore Halehaku stream, Halehaku Heiau and remains of a Hawaiian settlement.  Bring water and snacks. Limit 10. Meet at 8:30 a.m. Haiku Community center. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sierra Club is cancelling all outings between March 21 and April 12

Saturday, March 28
Hāmākua Coast- East Kuiaha Stream (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3-4 miles
Explore East Kuiaha stream trails, makai of Hana Hwy, remove trash and keep coastal trails open along the Hamakua coast. 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 

Saturday, April 4

Wailea 670 Northern Gulches Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 4 miles
Adventure along blue rock gulches in Paeahu ahupua’a searching for known and undiscovered Hawaiian historic sites and native plants. Some rough terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants, good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 4 pm at top of Kaukahi Street in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, April 5
Iao Ramble (C/E)
‘Iao Valley, 3 miles
Meet at Kepaniwai Park at 9:30. We will walk up the road to the I‘ao State Park and proceed down to a stream trail, about 3 miles. Nice swimming pool, rocks and roots on the trail, stick useful. Come prepared for possible wet/muddy trails and bring swim gear if you would like to get in the water. Limit 15. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 and leave your phone number for registration

Friday, April 10
Makamaka‘ole Stream (C/E)
Waihe‘e, 2 miles
Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and waterfall at the end. Bring water shoes, lunch, water, swimsuit. Limit 10. Meet at Waiehu Golf Club parking lot 8:30 am to carpool. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

 

Outings from April 12 on will be reevaluated as we near the dates, considering the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Thursday, April 16
Ahupua‘a Solutions: Educational Event (C/E)
South Maui
Free educational event. Ahupua‘a Solutions: a Town Hall on traditional knowledge linking South Maui Wetlands, Flooding and Ocean Water Quality. Speakers; displays; refreshments.  6-8 pm at NOAA Sanctuary, Kihei, Maui. Co-sponsored by Sierra Club Maui, Maui Tomorrow, Kihei Community Association; Nā Kahawai o Kula Kai and others.

Saturday, April 18
“Know Your Coastal Wetlands Day” (C/E/S)
La’ie Wetlands, South Maui
A hands-on educational event and Malama Day at La’ie Wetlands/ Kulamoemalia Fishpond in Kihei, Maui. Meet 9 am at Saint Theresa Church parking lot. Help remove invasive plants. Learn from cultural educators, biologists and policy makers what we can do to protect our wetlands and their valuable services. Free refreshments.

Sunday, April 19
Kahakapao Forest (C/E)
Makawao, 7 miles
Moderate to strenuous hike in big tree forest on undulating trail, estimated time at least 3 hours. There will be an option to do a shorter version of this hike. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 9:30 am. Limit 18. Leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number

Saturday, April 25
Sierra Club Plant Sale at Ha‘ikū Ho‘olaule‘a 9am-4pm.
If you’d like to donate plants—especially food producing plants, non-invasive popular ornamentals, and native plants—or would like to volunteer, please contact Rob Weltman <
plantsale@mauisierraclub.org>

Sunday, April 26
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3 miles
Service outing adventure to re-open the trail to East Kuiaha stream on 267 acres of oceanfront Hamakua lands. 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

Thursday, April 30

Waiheʻe Ridge Reforestation Outing (C/E/S)
Waihe‘e
This outing is organized by the Mauna Kahālāwai 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. Shoes, clothing, and packs/gear must be clean of all mud/dirt/seeds/hitchhikers.  Tools and gloves will be provided. Meet at 9:00am at the gravel parking lot below the trail head, just outside Camp Maluhia, done around 2:30pm. Please download, print, sign and email back this form and this form. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, May 1
Nā Hoku – Star Watch at Waikapū Tropical Plantation slopes (C/E)
Waikapū
Come spend an evening with astronomer Harriet Witt and learn about the lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and shielded flashlight. Meet at 6 pm in the main parking lot, in front of the country store. Light pupus will be served. $5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with <contact@mauisierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Saturday, May 2
Kōkua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu’u Mahoe (C/E/S)
Kanaio
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, May 3
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E/S)
South Maui, 3 miles
Palauea Malama Day: help care for ancient Hawaiian sites, native plants and historic trails. All tools provided. Rough terrain- closed shoes/boots, long pants a must. Hiking sticks recommended. Bring water. Meet 4:30 pm at top of Kaukahi Street in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday, May 8
Ka’ehu Bay Coastal Historical Walk (C/E)
Paukakalo/Wailuku, 3-4 miles
Ka’ehu Bay, once an expanse of wetlands and traditional fishponds between Wailuku River and Waiehu stream, is coming back to life since the 2014 restoration of significant stream flows in Nā Wai ‘Ehā.  A coastal hike, with some trail sections overgrown. Meet 9 am at Sack and Save parking lot in Wailuku (by McDonalds) to carpool to trail.  Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, May 9 
Annual Maui Charity Walk  
Join Team Sierra Club Maui and help support our work for Maui’s land, waters  and people. Can you help us meet our goal of 100 volunteers? Event starts at 7 am at War Memorial Special Events Field. To register to walk with Team Sierra Club Maui, send email to <walk@mauisierraclub.org

Saturday, May 16
Waikapu Stream Trail Hike and Trail Clearing (C/E/S)
Waikapū, 3.5 miles
Help search for and maintain traditional trails along Waikapū Stream. Meet at 9 am Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot near entry driveway. Vehicles with good traction needed to access trail head. Bring loppers, gloves, snacks/lunch and footwear suitable for multiple stream crossings. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com>  or 214-0147

Sunday, May 17
Edible Outing at Waihe‘e Ridge (C/E)
Waihe‘e, 2 miles
Join Sunny Savage to learn how to forage and identify wild plants, “taking a liability (invasive species) and turning it into an asset (delicious food and medicine)”. Meet at 9 am at the upper parking lot for the Waihe‘e Ridge Trail: turn mauka at Mendes Ranch (mile marker 6.9 on Kahekili Highway) and drive .9 miles. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Monday, May 25
Lower Waikamoi Stream hike (C/E)
East Maui, 3 miles
Very rugged stream hike from Waikamoi Ridge trail on Hāna Highway upstream to pool/waterfall. It seems further than 3 miles. Must have great balance and be able to walk through the stream on wet slippery rocks to our destination. Native plants, scenery. Bring lunch, water, hat and water hiking footwear. Meet 8am Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 10. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (See above). Leader: Miranda Camp, mauimiranda@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 30
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3 miles
Help clear coastal trails and archaeological sites on 267 acres of oceanfront Hamakua lands. 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

Saturday, June 6
Waikamoi Preserve Trail and Boardwalk (C/E)
Haleakalā, 3.5 miles
Uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. Hike into a true native Hawaiian forest in Haleakala National Forest near Hosmer’s Grove campground, preserved by The Nature Conservancy with a docent who will describe the flora and fauna. Unique opportunity to see native Hawaiian forest birds. Meet 8am 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 December 2019 are not allowed due to ʻŌhiʻa disease risk. Must register by May 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, June 7
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 3 miles
National Trails Day Special: exploring Keauhou, the southern part of the proposed 134 acre Wailea 670 Native Plant and Cultural preserve. Discover rare ‘ahupua’a boundary markers, traditional stepping stone trails and ancient Hawaiian habitation sites. Rough terrain- closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance, a must. Hiking sticks recommended. Bring water. Meet 4:30 pm at top of Kaukahi Street in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday, June 19
Old Haleakalā Trail (C/E)
Haleakalā, 5 miles
Walk the historic trail used by Mark Twain, Jack London and others to reach the Haleakala summit. This is the segment of the trail between Olinda Road and Crater Road. Meet 8am at Waihou Spring at the top of Olinda Road to shuttle to the start on Crater Road and hike downhill. Bring water, sun protection and a snack. Leader: Rob Weltman. Register at https://bit.ly/scmg-20200619

Sunday, June 21
Makapipi trail (C/E)
East Maui,  4 miles
Visit beautiful streams, pools and water falls along this EMI trail. Hike will begin near 22 mile marker and go to Hanawi stream along Ko’olau ditch trail.  Involves crossing trestles. Bring water/raingear/lunch/ water tolerant footwear. Meet 8am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, June 27
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3 miles
Community service outing to remove trash and enjoy magnificent coastal trails on 267 acres of oceanfront Hamakua lands. 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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