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.

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.) 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

Sunday, March 3
Launioupoko Heiau and Valley (C/E)
4 miles
Lots of trails/Hawaiian heiau and sites hidden along the way as we hike up this iconic valley. Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snack. Meet 9 am at mauka end of Maui Ocean Center pkg lot to carpool, or at 9:30 am at at trailhead off of Wailau Pl. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, March 9
Pauwela lighthouse and tide pools (C/E)
4 miles
Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9 am at Ha’iku Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Monday, March 11
Kihei Historical hike (C/E)
3 miles
Urban ramble with some hiking through fields. Discover Kihei’s Hawaiian history in Waiohuli Ahupua’a. Meet 8:30 am Kihei pool parking lot. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 17
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 <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday March 22
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E)}
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Springtime tour of rare native plants.  Visit ancient Hawaiian sites 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: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 24
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>; please provide cell phone

Saturday, March 30
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3 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, April 12
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 3-4 miles
Walk the boundary of the proposed 134-acre Wailea 670 preserve.  Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, April 14
Honokahau Ditch Trail (C/E)
West Maui, 4.5 miles
This is a 4.5 rt pedestrian paved mostly flat walking trail that leads to a stream. Great views but fully exposed. We will carpool meeting at Ma’alaea at 8:00. For those who do not want to carpool: coming into Lahaina, from the highway turn right on Kai Hele Ku St. and come up, around a rotary till you see some parking spaces on the right across from a small shady picnic area. On the left you will see the Ditch trail sign.  This is the Launiupoko neighborhood. About a 2 hour hike. Leader: Kalei Johnson <Kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 (no text)

Friday, April 19
Ma’alaea to McGregor Pt Coastline (C/E)
West Maui, 3 miles
Explore lovely hidden coves below Honoapi’ilani Hwy. Some uphill/downhill. Coastal views. Bring water, snacks. Meet 9 am at McGregor Pt parking lot. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, April 20
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@email.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, April 21
Kanaha Beach Ramble (C/E)
North Shore, 3 miles
We’ll go along the ocean but not walking on the beach. We will be in the trees seeing some historical features like the remnants of a crashed aircraft and bunkers from WW2.  About a 3 mile jaunt, nothing difficult and we can extend the distance if desired. Meet at the Kanaha beach Canoe pavilion at 9:00. Leader: Kalei Johnson <Kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 (no text)

Saturday, April 27
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

Saturday, May 4
Wailea 670  Service Day (C/E/S)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Help care for ancient Hawaiian sites in Wailea 670 preserve.  All tools provided. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick. Meet 4 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, May 5
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 9am Haiku Community Center. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, May 12
Kanaio Road (C/E)
Kanaio, 4 miles
Mostly dirt road, walking gently uphill all the way with great views, but not much shade. This road is just 5 min past the winery, it forks to the left off of Hwy 31. We will carpool from Pukalani Ace parking lot, meet at 9:00. There is a meadow for lunch and for the whole outing, plan on 4 plus hours. Leader: Kalei Johnson <Kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344 0006 (no text).

Sunday, May 19
Holomua Rd, Old Maui High (C/E)
North Shore, 4-6 miles
This is a road walk up to the lovely historical buildings of the old high school; It can be done as a 4mi rt or 6. Take the first right turn off of Hana Hwy after passing Mama’s Fish house, and it is a gentle uphill walk all the way. Very nice views.  Park on the side of the road; hike leader will be waiting there not too far off the Hwy. Meet there at 9:00. Leader: Kalei Johnson <Kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344 0006 (no text)

Saturday, May 25
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

Saturday, June 1
Wailea 670  National Trails Day Special (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Explore the historic Kalama-Kanaio Trail. Visit Hawaiian habitations, shrines and pathways. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 4 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, June 2
Mākena Shoreline Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 3 miles
Moderate, pleasant walk on “fisherman’s trail”, road, sandy beaches, rocky beaches with uneven ground past tidepools to Keoneuli (Black Sand Beach). Beautiful views. Hiking stick useful. Meet 9 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>

Saturday, June 8
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>

Sunday, June 16
Hana’ula Ridge Service Outing & Hike (C/E/S)
Help Maui Cultural Lands maintain native plant habitat on state land near Kaheawa Wind Farm. Hike to Ohia forest nearby.  Panoramic views. Bring lunch and gloves. Be prepared for rain/mist and chilly temperatures. Meet 8:30 am at Ma’alaea Ocean center parking lot (Carl’s Jr. end).  Four wheel drive vehicles needed for access, please contact leader if you have 4WD. Limit 10. Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

Friday, June 21
Waiheʻe Ridge Reforestation Outing (C/E/S)
This outing is organized by the West Maui Watershed Partnership. Our work for the day will involve some combination of invasive species control (pulling/treating strawberry guava, Clidemia hirta, molasses grass, and other weeds), out-planting of native plants, and/or collection of native seed for future out-plantings. We will eat lunch on the trail under some trees, work a little more, then head back down the trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good tread, long sleeve shirt and long pants. Bring at least 2L water, a rain jacket, sun protection, a lunch and snacks and a backpack to carry everything. Meet at 9:00am at the gravel parking lot below the trail head, just outside Camp Maluhia, done around 2:30pm. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, June 29
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

Sunday, June 30
Makapipi trail (C/E)
East Maui,  4 miles
Visit beautiful streams, pools and water falls along this EMI trail beginning in Nahiku. Involves crossing trestles. Bring water/raingear/lunch/ water tolerant shoes. Meet 8am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

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