This Quarter’s Schedule

Outings with Sierra Club Maui Group

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.

Please register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description. 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. 

At this time, masks are required while car-pooling but not otherwise during an outing.

If the hike description states an EMI waiver is required:
East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI) allows access to their trails as long as each hiker has a waiver. An EMI waiver is absolutely required for EMI hikes. Call in your waiver request at 579-9516 well in advance to make an appointment to sign it. Then go to EMI’s office at 8401 Pulehu Road to sign the waiver or ask to e-sign it. The office is in the Mahi Pono complex, which is actually a right turn from Pulehu Road onto South Firebreak Road. It is open Monday – Friday 7am-3pm. Waivers cannot be mailed, faxed, or emailed. Please be considerate of EMI staff time and pick up the waiver 5 days in advance whenever possible. The waiver must be brought on the hike and shown to the hike leader.


Hike description key: (C) conservation focus, such as discussing how to conserve this land for future generations to enjoy; (E) educational, such as visiting and learning about archeological sites and naming the plants and flowers; (S) service outing (no donation required), (D) round trip hike distance.

We always welcome more hike leaders! Send email to outings@mauisierraclub.org if you are interested.

Current Schedule

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Sunday April 3, 2022
Honolua Bay snorkel, and Ohai Loop & Nakalele Blowhole hikes (C/E)
West Maui, 2.5 miles
This will be a full westside Maui adventure. We will begin with a short access trail hike and an hour of snorkeling at Honolua Bay (mile marker 32 on highway 30) while we listen for whale song. We will then drive to the small parking lot between mile markers 40 & 41 on the makai side of the highway, where we will hike the 1.5 mile Ohai Loop Trail. We will make a final stop at Nakalele Blowhole between mile markers 38 & 39 before returning to Maalaea by 1:00 PM. Please bring snorkel gear, towel, hat, reef-safe sunscreen, water, snacks/lunch, and shoes suitable for short (possibly muddy) hikes. Meet at 7:30 AM at Maui Ocean Center parking lot near Carl’s Jr. or around 8:30 AM at the Honolua Bay dirt parking lot at mile marker 32 on highway 30. There are port-a-potties at the Honolua Bay parking lot. Limit 12. Leader Annie Schultz 734-308-0482.
Leader: Ann Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com
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Friday April 8, 2022
Ma’alaea petroglyphs (C/E)
South Maui, 2 miles
Explore one of Maui’s unique archaeological locations. short hike over very uneven ground with plenty of uphill.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com
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Sunday April 10, 2022
Lahaina Pali Trail (C/E)
West Maui, 4 miles
(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).

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Friday April 15, 2022
Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail hike and farewell to our beautiful Kolea (C/E)
West Maui, 3.5 miles
Meet in the D.T. Fleming Beach Parking Lot, left side, at 9am. We will walk along the coastal path, a combination of asphalt, gravel, and rocky trail. This should be a great opportunity to photograph our beautiful Kolea (Pacific Golden Plover) gathering on the grassy lawns in their elegant breeding plumage in preparation for their 3,000-mile en masse migration to their breeding grounds on the Arctic tundra. After a stop at Kapalua Bay, we will return to Fleming Beach. Although the footing can be rough in places, this is an easy three and a half mile RT hike. There are restrooms at each end of the walk. There is an optional detour to Makaluapuna Point on the way back to see the jagged rock formation known as Dragon’s Teeth and to walk the labyrinth for those interested. Swimming and snorkeling are excellent at both Fleming Beach and Kapalua Bay, so bring appropriate gear if you wish. Snack/lunch on the beach at Kapalua Bay. Bring water and reef-safe sun protection. Leader Annie Schultz 734-308-0482.
Leader: Ann Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com
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Saturday April 23, 2022
King’s Highway (Hoapili Trail) to Kanaio Beach (C/E)
La Perouse, 6 miles
Kings Highway from La Perouse Bay to shady beach south of major lava flow with interesting archeological artifacts. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Also bring a bathing suit (also water shoes for the rocky entry) if you want to get into the water at Kanaio Beach. Most of the hike is on lava and fully exposed to the sun. Meet at La Perouse parking lot at 8 am. Leader: Kit Carlan (kit.carlan@gmail.com)

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Waihe’e Ridge Hike (C/E)
Waihe‘e, 5.5 miles
This is a moderate to strenuous hike as it is uphill all the way to the top, a 1500 ft elevation, 2.5 hours. This trail is very slippery if there has been any moisture at all so a hiking stick is important on this one. There are beautiful forest and spectacular views. Meet at 8 am at the upper parking lot: turn mauka at Mendes Ranch (mile marker 6.9 on Kahekili Highway) and drive .9 miles. Leader: Rob Weltman (robw@worldspot.com)

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Saturday April 30, 2022
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 2 miles
It’s spring!! Help prepare the scenic coastal lands of Ha‘ikū’s, Hāmākua Coastline to restore native plant species. Tools, snacks, trash bags etc will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Mālama Hāmākua Maui.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com
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Saturday May 7, 2022
small town, BIG ART – a cultural art walk through historic Wailuku town (C/E)
Wailuku, 2.5 miles
Wailuku (also known as Pūʻalikomohana) is the Maui County seat and rich with cultural, historic and artistic treasures. The small town, big art project was developed through an Our Town grant in collaboration of the County of Maui and Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House/ Maui Historical Society. It was implemented in February 2019, in collaboration with the Pangeaseed Foundation.

We will begin at Wells Park and walk mauka (toward Iao) and stop at 8 of the current pieces on display. This walk will focus on these unique pieces of public art with a distinctive sense of place.
Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Sunday May 8, 2022
Pilale Bay Hike (C/E)
East Maui, 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 am at the Haiku Community center. Leader: Rob Weltman (robw@worldspot.com)

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Saturday May 14, 2022
Moonlight South Maui Tidepool Trek (C/E)
Honua’ula, 0.5 miles
Crabs and other Crepuscular Creatures abound in our tide pools when the light begins to fade.
We will explore the geology, biology and cultural natural history of this unique ecosystem between the shore and the sea and observe some of the marine fish and invertebrates in a safe and sustainable way- under a (nearly) full moon!
Light refreshments will be served and field guides are available for viewing. I’ll have some extra headlamps available but please bring your own if you have.
Wear close-toed shoes that can get wet (reef tabis, old sneakers, etc.)
Sunset is at 6:55 pm Porta-potty is available in the parking lot.
Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Thursday May 19, 2022
Lahaina Pali Trail (C)
West Maui, 4 miles
Hike to the top of the Pali. Spectacular views of Kaho’olawe and Lāna’i, ocean, mountains and the Kaheawa wind farm. This is the same trail pre-contact Hawaiians and early missionaries walked to get from Lahaina to Wailuku. It rises from sea level to 1,55 fee and is 4 R/T miles. Moderate to Strenuous, with some steep uphill.
Hike from Lahaina end trailhead, up to windmills and back the same way. Sturdy boots or shoes for rocky terrain, 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 and we will caravan to the trailhead (Lahaina side of tunnel). Limit 15. Hike leader: Merrill Ranken. (808) 463-8378.
https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/trail/lahaina-pali-trail/113
Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Sunday May 22, 2022
Hoapili Trail hike and anchialine ponds exploration (C, E)
La Perouse, 3.5 miles
Hike south from La Perouse Bay on the Kings Highway (Hoapili Trail) to Cape Hanamanioa (Lighthouse Beach), one of the most remote and beautiful areas on Maui. Explore anchialine ponds, and learn about these unique ecosystems and their cultural uses. 3.5 mile roundtrip hike. Meet 8am at the La Perouse parking lot. Bring water, snacks/lunch, reef-safe sun protection, hat, and footwear with toe protection and strong soles. There are port-a-potties at the La Perouse parking lot. We will return to the parking lot by 12 noon. Limit 18. Leader: Annie Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com 734-308-0482.

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Saturday May 28, 2022
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 2 miles
It’s spring!! Help prepare the scenic coastal lands of Ha‘ikū’s, Hāmākua Coastline to restore native plant species. Tools, snacks, trash bags etc will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Mālama Hāmākua Maui.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com
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Sunday June 5, 2022
Kuiaha Bay (C/E)
North Shore, 4 miles
Moderate, some uphill. Historically rich, dazzling hidden gem along Haiku coastline. Valley has had restoration work to traditional ag by Waikikena Foundation. Limit 18. Meet 8am Haiku Community Center. Leader: Rob Weltman (robw@worldspot.com)

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Sunday June 12, 2022
Makena Shoreline Hike (C/E)
Makena, 4 miles
Moderate, pleasant walk on “fisherman’s trail”, road, sandy beaches, rocky beaches past tidepools to Keoneuli (Black Sand Beach). Beautiful views. Hiking stick useful. Meet 8 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)

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Sunday June 19, 2022
Huelo stream hike (C/E/S)
East Maui, 3 miles
Adventure hike along Hanehoi stream on private and government land in Huelo area-no EMI waiver needed. Tools will be provided to help improve the trail access as part of the outing. Learn about Sierra Club stream water quality testing program in Huelo. Limit: 15.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com
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Saturday June 25, 2022
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 2 miles
It’s spring!! Help prepare the scenic coastal lands of Ha‘ikū’s, Hāmākua Coastline to restore native plant species. Tools, snacks, trash bags etc will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Mālama Hāmākua Maui.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com
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Sunday June 26, 2022
Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop (E)
Upper Olinda, 7 miles
(E) 7 miles. Moderate hike in big tree forest on undulating trail, estimated time at least 3 hours. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 8 am. Limit 18. Leader Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>.
Leader: Rob Weltman robw@worldspot.com
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