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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Friday September 23, 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, cultural and 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 6:20 pm Porta-potty is available in the parking lot.
Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Saturday September 24, 2022
Mālama Hāmākua Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū (Kaupakulua Ahupua’a), 2 miles
It’s summer !! 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 October 1, 2022
Old Haleakala Trail (C/E)
Haleakala, 4 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. Outing leader this time is VP/Land Manager of Haleakala Ranch Jordan Jokiel jordan@haleakalaranch.com.
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Sunday October 9, 2022
Waihe’e Ridge Trail Hike (C/E)
Waihe‘e, 5 miles
This is a moderate to strenuous hike, as it is uphill all the way to the top, a 1500-foot, 2.5-mile elevation gain. 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: Annie Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com or 734-308-0482
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Saturday October 22, 2022
Kokua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu‘u Mahoe (C/E/S)
Ulupalakua, 0 miles
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. It is recommended to have shoes with ankle support in case we are working on uneven ground. Meet 9am at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Estimate 3 hours of work and 1-2 hours of tour and lunch. 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
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Sunday October 23, 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 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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Sunday November 6, 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. Bring water, snacks/lunch, reef-safe sun protection, hat, and footwear with toe protection and strong soles. Also bring a bathing suit (and 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. There are porta-potties at the La Perouse parking lot. Leader: Annie Schultz (acm_schultz@hotmail.com or 734-308-0482).
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Friday November 11, 2022
Iao Valley (C/E)
Central Maui, 4 miles
Take an invigorating hike in Iao Valley and then be prepared to cool off in the clear and refreshing waters of Iao Stream. We will be rock hopping and trail hiking. Be prepared for slippery rocks. Bring water, sunscreen, snacks. Meet at Kepaniwai Park right before the Iao State Park gate at 8 a.m. There is a parking area on the right across from the park. We will meet up there. Limit 12.
Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>
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Saturday November 19, 2022
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. Bring a plastic garbage bag if you would like to help collect trash along the way. Limit 15. Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Sunday November 20, 2022
Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve hike and snorkel (S)
La Perouse, 1 miles
(C/E) D=1 mi R/T. Moderate shoreline hike on rocky trail to great snorkeling. Bring swim/snorkel gear, rash guard, reef-safe sunscreen, water, snack. Meet 8:00 AM at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve parking lot south of Makena Beach. $5 non-resident fee per vehicle. Limit 9. Leader: Annie Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com or 734-308-0482.
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Friday December 2, 2022
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (C/E)
Maalaea, 1 miles
Come see a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds and hear an overview about the refuge. Meet 10:00 am inside the refuge visitor center (turn into driveway at mile post 6 on Mokulele/Maui Veterans Highway and then right to the parking lot). Bring binoculars, suitable closed toe shoes for mud and water, sun protection, water. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman robw@worldspot.com
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Sunday December 4, 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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Friday December 9, 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, cultural and 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 (just recently) full moon!
A snack will be available as well as field guides 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 5:46 pm , Moonrise at 7:13 pm. Porta-potty is available in the parking lot.
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Leader: Merrill Ranken merrill.ranken@gmail.com
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Sunday December 11, 2022
Honolua Bay snorkel, and Ohai Loop & Nakalele Blowhole hikes (C/E)
West Maui, 2 miles
We will begin our Westside Maui Adventure 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 and Overlook. We will make a final stop at Nakalele Blowhole between mile markers 38 & 39 before returning to Maalaea by 1:00 PM. Bring snorkel gear, bathing suit, rash guard, 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.. We will carpool to the Honolua Bay parking area (very limited). People on the west side are welcome to meet us around 8:30 AM at the Honolua Bay dirt parking lot at mile marker 32 on highway 30. There are porta-potties at the Honolua Bay parking lot. Limit 12. Leader Annie Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com or 734-308-0482.
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Friday December 16, 2022
‘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 December 18, 2022
Waihe’e Coastal Dunes And Wetlands Refuge (C/E)
Waihe‘e, 4 miles
This area was acquired by HILT to keep it from development. The walk covers about two miles round trip on level ground and we will probably take about three hours to do it. There is no shade, so bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. Although the paths are well worn, covered shoes are recommended on this rocky coast. There are archaeological features, unspoiled views, and we may see whales, monk seals, turtles, Hawaiian birds, and native plants. We will stop for an early lunch or snack at the turning point. If you are willing and able to pick up trash on the way back, bring a bag. Meet at 8:30 across from Waihe’e School on Kahekili Highway. Leader: Miranda Camp mauimiranda@hotmail.com
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