This Quarter’s Schedule

For all of our outings, we ask for the following:

1. Register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description.

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.
(D) is the round trip hike distance.

 

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.) One waiver covers all EMI hikes for the quarter of hikes listed currently. 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 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 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

Current Schedule

Friday, March 2
Makawao Forest Reserve (C/E)
7 miles
Left side of road, 3 mile climb up trails and jeep road, moderately strenuous and muddy). Meet 8:30 am at parking lot across St. Joseph’s Church (Makawao Ave.) Limit 18. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267

Friday, March 9
Holomua Road Past Old Maui High (C/E)
Paiʻa, 6 miles
Slight uphill on this moderate hike. Meet at 9 am on the mauka side of the start of Holomua Road at Hana Highway just East of Mama’s Fish House. Limit 15. Leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 and leave your phone number

Sunday, March 11
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 18
Lahaina Pali Trail (C/E)
West Maui, 5 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, sunscreen, and hat are recommended. A hiking stick is useful. Bring lots of water. Meet 8 am at Maui Ocean Center parking at the gas station end. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Friday, March 23
Wailea 670 Stepping stone trail mapping (C/E)
South Maui, 2.5 miles
Visit and help map rare, ancient stepping stone trails (and search for new trail segments) in Wailea 670 preserve.  Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, March 24
Sprouts Outing! – Ages 6 and up
Waihe’e Coastal Dunes, 2-3 miles
Bring your kids for a pleasant, flat walk in the Waihe’e Coastal Dunes Preserve to learn about the history of the area and some of the plants and animals that reside there. Parents must attend with their children. Meet at 10 am outside the entrance to the county’s Waiehu Golf Course on Halewaiu Road. Bring water, snacks, hats, and sneakers. Limit 12 kids. $5 per child. Leader: Adriane Raff Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Saturday, March 31
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, April 8
Palau’ea Mauka (Wailea 670) native plant hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2 miles
Moderate, with some sections in rough lava flows. Help document native dryland forest flowering plants. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea  Long pants recommended/sturdy closed shoes a must. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday, April 13
Waiheʻe Ridge (C)
Waiheʻe, 5 miles
Hike a 1200 ft elevation gain in Waiheʻe. Great workout, somewhat strenuous, can be very muddy.  Native plants, beautiful views! Bring rain jacket, lunch, water, hat, sunscreen. Meet at Waiheʻe Golf course parking outer lot at 8:30am. Limit 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, April 14
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> or 354-0490

Sunday, April 15
Pauwela lighthouse and tide pools (C/E)
Haʻikū, 3-4 miles
Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9am at Ha’ikū Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, April 28
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. 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

Friday, May 4
ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu to anchialine pools (C/E)
Mākena, 3 miles
Moderate. Rare access to this protected area across the lava field, led by Jeff Bagshaw, Volunteer Coordinator of the DLNR for ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu. 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> or 354-0490

Friday, May 4
Nā Hoku – Star Watch at Waikapū Tropical Plantation slopes (C/E)
Come spend an evening with astronomer Harriet Witt and learn about the lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and flashlight.

Meet at 7 pm at the entrance to the parking lot. Light pupus will be served. Special Event: $5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with <contact@mauisierraclub.org> or text 419-5143 (please no phone calls unless you are unable to text)

Friday, May 11
Palau’ea-Keauhou Mauka (Wailea 670) archaeological hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2.5 miles
Moderate, with some sections in rough lava flows. Explore the southern end of the Wailea 670 Preserve along the ahupua’a boundary to document boundary markers. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Long pants recommended/sturdy closed shoes a must Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, May 13
Kōkua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu’u Mahoe (C/E/S)
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> or 354-0490

Saturday, May 19
Pu’uone Central Maui Sand Dunes Historic Walk – Hosted by Mālama Kakanilua (C / E) – Learn about the history of the beautiful Puʻuone Central Maui sand dunes from Mālama Kakanilua, a group of local descendants who are fighting to protect this ancient traditional burial ground. Meet at 9am at Wailuku Heights Park at 655 S. Alu Rd, Wailuku. Estimate 3 hours of easy walking mostly in the sun, so bring a hat, sunglasses, plenty of water, and a snack. Special event: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. All proceeds will benefit Mālama Kakanilua’s campaign to protect the sand dunes. Leader: Adriane Raff Corwin, contact@mauisierraclub.org or 419-5143. Email or text message is best.

Saturday, May 26
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, May 27
Victory Hike: Wailua Iki (C/E)
East Maui, 5 miles
Moderate hike through beautiful forest on winding muddy, jeep road. Pools, waterfalls and lush plant life with an option to swim in freshwater. See water flowing again in the streams after many years of local struggle to end diversion. Hawaii Invasive Plant Specialist Chuck Chimera will guide us in recognizing native and invasive plants we see. Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, lunch and water. Meet 8am at Haʻikū Community Center. EMI waiver required (see above). Special donation $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Limit: 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Friday, June 1
Waikapū Stream Trail Work / Hike and Swim (S/C/E)
Central Maui, 3 miles
Help clear away overgrowth from trail along south (Tropical Plantation) side of Waikapū stream then enjoy a short hike and swim. Water-friendly footwear required. Bring loppers, small saws, cane knives, gloves, water, lunch/snack. Meet 9am Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot south end.  Limit 18.  Contact Hike Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147.  Assistant leader Robin West.

Sunday, June 10
Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop (E)
Upcountry, 7 miles
Moderate to strenuous 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 9am. Limit 18. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Friday, June 15
Lower Waikamoi to the waterfall  (C/E)
East Maui, 3 miles
Very rugged stream hike from Waikamoi Ridge trail on Hana Hwy 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 Haʻikū Community Center. Limit 12. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (See above). Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, June 16
Palau’ea Mauka (Wailea 670) hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Explore the northern boundary of the Wailea 670 preserve with magnificent stone wall systems and ancient dwelling sites. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea  Long pants recommended/sturdy closed shoes a must Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, June 24
Uaoa Bay (C/E)
Haʻikū, 2 miles
Moderate, with a steep descent/ascent at the Bay using fixed ropes, and a short walk on large stones on the beach. Beautiful coastal views on this recently reopened trail. Meet 9am at Ha’ikū Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, June 30
Hāmākua Victory Hike (C/E)
Ha‘ikū, 3 miles
Explore the stunning coastline, hidden streams and archaeological sites that are preserved in the Hamakua lands saved from development in 2016. Special guided tour with resource guides. Members $5. Non-members $10. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

 

 

 

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