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. 

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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Saturday January 7, 2023
Old Haleakala Trail (C/E)
Haleakala, 5 miles
Hike down the segment of the Old Haleakala Trail from Crater Road to the top of Olinda Road, on the path described by Jack London and Mark Twain. We will meet at the Waihou Spring Trailhead near the top of Olinda Road and shuttle to the top. It is almost all downhill, with some rocky areas in the beginning and then mostly pasture land. There is a video of the trail from the trial leading to access being allowed: https://youtu.be/8pHpIbJ_Ic8. Although this is a relatively short hike, it is rated moderate/strenuous because of some steep gulch traversals and the 2,500′ elevation change.
Leader: Rob Weltman robw@worldspot.com
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Sunday January 15, 2023
Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop (E)
Upper Olinda, 7 miles
(E) 7 miles. Moderate hike in big tree forest on undulating trail, estimated time 3-4 hours. Meet in parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Avenue at 8 AM. We will caravan to the trailhead. Limit 15.
Leader Annie Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com or 734-308-0482.
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Friday January 20, 2023
‘Ahihi Kina’u 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 ‘Ahihi Kīna‘u. Jeff has a wealth of knowledge about the plant and animal life of this sensitive region. Meet 8am 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
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Sunday January 22, 2023
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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Saturday January 28, 2023
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū (Kaupakulua Ahupua’a), 2 miles
Help clear away abandoned rubbish from gulches in Ha‘ikū’s Hāmākua Coastal Preserve and re-plant native species. Tools, snacks, trash bags etc will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Mālama Hāmākua
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Sunday January 29, 2023
Kanaio Stupa (C/E)
Kanaio, 4 miles
Some steep grades. Hike up the South slope of Haleakala to beautiful shrine built in 1982 and view of South coast. Meet 9 am at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store (upper Kula). Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Limit 18.
Leader: Rob Weltman robw@worldspot.com
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Monday January 30, 2023
Mā’alaea Petroglyphs (C/E)
South Maui, 2 miles
Explore the one of Maui’s largest selection of petroglyphs (stone carvings) in this morning excursion and learn about Mā’alaea’s long history as a crossroads between west, south and central Maui.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie / co-leader Ann Wallace huelogrl@icloud.com
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Sunday February 5, 2023
Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail hike (C/E)
West Maui, 3.5 miles
We will meet in the D.T. Fleming Beach Parking Lot, left side, at 8am. We walk along the coastal path, a combination of asphalt, gravel, and rocky trail. After a stop at Kapalua Bay, we 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. 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 sun protection.
Leader: Annie Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com 734-308-0482.
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Friday February 10, 2023
Ancient trails of Palau’ea (C/E)
South Maui (Palau’ea), 2.5 miles
Rediscover the network of ancient stepping stone trails found on the Wailea 670 southern preserve site. We will visit several different sections of these rare cultural remains with cultural and archaeologicaL guides- and perhaps even discover new sections.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Sunday February 12, 2023
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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Friday February 17, 2023
Olowalu coastline (C/E)
West Maui (Lahaina Moku), 3 miles
Learn about the long, colorful history of Olowalu, its iconic reefs and current conservation plans, while enjoying a gentle coastal walk along the state beach reserve.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Waipuilani Reserve (C/E/S)
South Maui, 3 miles
We will go on a wetlands treasure hunt to explore and learn about the wetlands of the Waipuilani/Government Beach Reserve and the coastline from the VFW to Kalepolepo Beach in Kihei. We will also spend some time helping clear trails with guidance from Brandi Corpuz.
Park in the lot behind Ace Hardware at Azeka.
Leader: Rob Weltman – robw@worldspot.com
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Saturday February 25, 2023
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū (Kaupakulua Ahupua’a), 2 miles
Help clear away abandoned rubbish from gulches in Ha‘ikū’s Hāmākua Coastal Preserve and re-plant native species. Tools, snacks, trash bags etc will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Mālama Hāmākua
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Saturday February 25, 2023
Lahaina Pali Trail and Whalewatch (C,E)
Wailuku, 4.5 miles
Hike to the top of the Pali. Spectacular views of Kaho’olawe and Lāna’i, ocean, and the Kaheawa wind turbines. This is the same trail pre-contact Hawaiians and early missionaries walked to get from Lahaina to Wailuku. It rises from sea level to 1,550 feet and is 4.5 R/T miles. We will stop at several point to look for humpback whales and chat about behavior and biology. Moderate to Strenuous, with some steep uphill- please consider your fitness level before registering for this hike. From Lahaina end trailhead, up to windmills and back the same way. Bring lots of water. Meet at Maui Ocean Center parking lot nearest the gas station and we will caravan to the trailhead (Lahaina side of tunnel). No young children, please. https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/trail/lahaina-pali-trail/113
Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Friday March 3, 2023
The Land of Keauhou- native plants and archaeological hike (C/E)
South Maui (Keauhou Ahupua’a), 4 miles
Keauhou ahupua’a is a little known part of south Maui and is part of a relatively “young” lava flow (5 to 8,000 years old) that is host to native plants and many stacked lava rock Hawaiian archaeological features. The hike takes us to the far southern end of the Wailea 670 preserve to explore this unique heritage area. Terrain is rocky and uneven in places
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Saturday March 11, 2023
Kapilau Ridge beyond St. Anthony Cross ()
Wailuku, 3.5 miles
Begin just outside Wailuku town and hike up Kapilau Ridge Trail-a short, steep unmaintained footpath. After a view stop at the cross, we will continue, weather permitting, to the fence for the West Maui Forest Reserve Boundary. Total elevation gain, about 1,000 ft.
Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Saturday March 11, 2023
Makena Aupuni Trail (C/E)
South Maui (Ka’eo Ahupua’a) , 3 miles
During the time of King Kamehameha III a Kingdom Era road (“‘Aupuni Road”) was constructed between Ulupalakua and the small sheltered Keawala’i Bay (present site of Keawala’i church in Makena). Recent archaeological studies on Makena Resort lands have rediscovered remains of this once popular 1830’s mauka-makai route. The “Aupuni road is being protected as part of an 100-acre preserve on Makena Resort lands. Join this first Sierra Club access to the preserve and the ‘Aupuni Road. Trail route is generally uphill. Terrain includes dirt roads and lava flow areas and some areas are bushy and overgrown.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Sunday March 19, 2023
Hana‘ula Ridge hike and service outing (C/E/S)
Maalaea, 1 miles
Help Maui Cultural Lands – https://mauiculturallands.com – maintain native plant habitat on state land near Kaheawa Wind Farm. Hike to Ohia forest nearby. Panoramic views. More information from our host here: https://bit.ly/3HJupPH. Covered shoes, long pants, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, rain jacket. Dress for cold, you can always unlayer. Bring lunch and gloves. Meet 8:30 am at Ma‘alaea Ocean center parking lot (Carl’s Jr. end). You will need to print and bring with you the completely (front/back) signed waiver: https://bit.ly/2Zrv3gW. Four wheel drive vehicles needed for access, please contact leader if you have 4WD. If we do not have sufficient 4WD vehicles (have to fit into the cab), we will rent and all participants will split the cost. Limit 19.
Leader: Rob Weltman robw@worldspot.com
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Saturday March 25, 2023
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū (Kaupakulua Ahupua’a), 2 miles
Help clear away abandoned rubbish from gulches in Ha‘ikū’s Hāmākua Coastal Preserve and re-plant native species. Tools, snacks, trash bags etc will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Mālama Hāmākua
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Sunday March 26, 2023
Pauwela Point Lighthouse and Tide Pools (C/E)
North Shore, 4 miles
Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 8 am at Ha’iku Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. There may be an opportunity to bathe in the pools. Bring a plastic garbage bag if you would like to help collect trash along the way. Limit 15.
Leader: Rob Weltman robw@worldspot.com
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