Hikes, Service, Programs

Be a hike leader! We’ll pay for your first aid course and train you! You can put it on your resume. And we’ll write you a recommendation! MAUI GROUP HIKES AND ACTIVITIES

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.

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.

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

Drop us an email and let us know your thoughts. Sierra Club members are invited to attend our monthly meetings. To learn where and when the next meeting is and to add an agenda item you want to discuss.

Please register for all hikes with the leader.

Note the changed dates for the Palau’ea Mauka hike and the Makena Historical hike

Sunday, March 27, 2016 – Lahaina Pali sunset hike
(C/E) D= 5 mi. Sunset hike, hopefully with whale sightings. Strenuous. We will hike from the Ukumehame side to the Ma’alaea side, relying on volunteers to shuttle us to the trail head. Rugged trail gains almost 2,500 feet, passing Kaheawa Wind turbines. Bring flashlight, good boots, lots of water and walking sticks. Meet 4:30 PM at Maui Ocean Center parking by the gas station. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, April 9 – Waikamoi Preserve Trail & Boardwalk
(C/E) D = 3.5 miles R/T with uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. A Nature Conservancy guide describes the flora and fauna of this true native Hawaiian forest in Haleakala National Forest near Hosmer’s Grove. Meet 8am Pukalani Ace Hardware parking lot. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Hiking boots recommended. Limit 10. Anyone who has been on the Big Island any time since January 2016 not allowed due to ‘Ohia disease risk. Register with Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, April 16 – Makapipi Trail Stream Hike
(C/E) D=4 mi. Varied terrain. Ko’olau Ditch trail: Makapipi to Kopili’ula Stream. Scenic vistas, pools, waterfalls and native plant life. Hike crosses several bridges with no hand rails, not recommended for those sensitive to heights. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (see above) Meet 8am Ha’iku Community Center. Limit 15. Register with Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, April 23 – Ha’iku Ho’olaule’a and Maui Group Plant Sale Booth (Fundraiser -Ha’iku)
Enjoy, music, exhibits and fun 9am-4pm at Ha’iku Community Center. Volunteer salespeople and plant donations welcome, especially food plants. To donate: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Friday, May 13 – Palau’ea Mauka (Wailea 670)

(C/E)/S D=3 miles RT. Strenuous, uphill, some a’a lava areas. Help locate, clean and map rare ancient stepping stone trails and other archaeological sites. Bring: water, hat, sturdy closed footwear, walking sticks. Meet 3pm mauka end of Kaukahi st in Wailea. Register with Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, May 21 – Kokua 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. Register with Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, June 4 – Old Haleakala Trail
(C/E) D = 4 miles R/T Moderate high elevation hike with some uphill terrain. Historic trail with views. Meet 8:30am Pukalani Terrace center lot by Ace Hardware. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Limit 15. Register with Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Sunday, June 5 – Makena Historical Hike & Fishpond tour
(C/E) D= 3 mi R/T. Moderate, but parts of trail narrow and rocky. Beautiful coastal walk passing ancient fishponds, temples, springs and trails. Update on plans for proposed Makena Resort expansion. Meet 9am Makena State beach second paved parking lot. Bring water, lunch/ snack, hat. Limit 20. Register with Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 808- 214-0147

Sunday, June 12 Wailua Iki Stream Hike
(E/C) D=6 mi R/T. 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 8am Haiku Community Center. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (see above). Limit: 15. Register with Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, June 18 – Honolua snorkel, Lipoa point hike
(C/E) D= 3mi R/T Explore Honolua Valley and Lipoa Point w/ Hawaiian cultural sites, amazing views and a chance to swim in the bay. Bring hat, sunscreen, water and lunch/snacks, swimwear. Meet 8am Maui Ocean Center parking lot across from Carls Jr. to carpool. Limit 12. Register with Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, July 9 Huelo Stream Exploration (no EMI waiver) on private land
(E/C)D = 2.5 miles. Explore Huelo streams. Walk on kuleana lands (with owner’s permission) and along streams to discover ancient Hawaiian sites hidden in the jungles. Bug repellent, water, lunch, stream hiking footwear and rain coat. Meet 9am top of Door of Faith Rd, Huelo. Limit15. Register with Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-014

Sunday, July 17 – 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 8:30am 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 with Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267.

Sunday, July 31 – Makawao Forest Reserve
D = 6 mile RT. Left side of road, 3 mile climb up trails and jeep road, moderately strenuous and muddy. Meet 8:30am at parking lot across St. Joseph’s Church (Makawao Ave.) Limit 18. Register with Robin West < rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267.

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