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.

Check this site for updates to the schedule.

Current Schedule

Saturday February 10, 2024
Makena Aupuni Trail (C/E)
South Maui (Honua’ula Moku) , 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 February 11, 2024
Kanaio Stupa hike and service (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. We will also help pull invasive fireweed from Prayer Rock Meadow and then go up to Prayer Rock for lunch. 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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Sunday February 11, 2024
Hiking and Yoga on the Kapalua Coastal Trail (E)
Kapalua, 3.5 miles
Join us for a Hiking & Yoga experience along the Kapalua Coastal Trail. This will be a 3.5 mile roundtrip hike along the shoreline with beautiful views of the ocean. Although we go through an old lava flow, this is a fairly easy walk with some uneven sections. As the sun is setting Meeyoung will lead a 30-minute all levels standing yoga practice…no yoga mat or props needed. We may practice on grass or rocks, so wear sturdy shoes (sneakers Ok). Bring snacks, sunscreen, hat, and any gear you may require. There are restrooms at each end of the walk. We will meet at the D.T. Fleming Beach Parking lot at 4:30pm.
Leader: Meeyoung Lepore hikewithaloha@gmail.com
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Sunday February 11, 2024
Waipuilani Beach Reserve Cleanup (C/E/S)
South Maui, 1 miles
Join up with Rooted Kekahi Ma Ka ‘Āina at the wetlands of the Waipuilani/Government Beach Reserve for a round of cleanup! Hand tools such as shovels, pruners, clippers, rakes and weed eaters are encouraged. Snacks and refill water stations will be available. Meet at 980 South Kihei Road.
Leader: Matt Snyder – soccerelite808@gmail.com
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Saturday February 24, 2024
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 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 February 25, 2024
Makamaka’ole Stream (13 Crossings) (C/E)
North Shore, 2.4 miles
Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and waterfall-fed pools. Trekking poles are recommended due to loose rocks in the stream and potentially wet trails if there has been recent rainfall. Bring water, snacks/lunch, water shoes, swimsuit. Limit 10. Meet at Waiehu Golf Course parking lot 8:00am to carpool. Leader: Ann Schultz <acm_schultz@hotmail.com> 808-344-6628.
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Friday March 1, 2024
Olowalu shoreline hike (C/E)
West Maui (Moku of Lahaina) , 3 miles
Olowalu beach reserve was established over 100 years ago and provides public access along this historically significant shoreline. The hike will emphasize the area’s history and the unique marine environment found off shore. The hike covers a variety of terrains, from beach sand to dirt pathways. Participants can enjoy an optional swim at Olowalu landing on the return route.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Sunday March 3, 2024
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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Sunday March 10, 2024
Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge (C/E)
Waihe‘e, 3 miles
This area was acquired by HILT to keep it from development. Easy 3-mile loop along coast and through forest. Covered shoes 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 a snack and to enjoy the views. Leader: Annie Schultz acm_schultz@hotmail.com or 808-344-6628.
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Friday March 15, 2024
Ma’alaea Historical Walking Tour (C, E)
Wailuku Moku (Ma’alaea), 2.5 miles
Learn about Ma’alaea’s colorful past, spanning over 600 years, as we stroll through the modern day harbor and along Hau’oli Street to Haycraft Park. Guided by Lucienne de Naie, author of the recently published book- “Ma’alaea: the Untold Story of Maui’s Historic Crossroads” with commentary by other longtime Ma’alaea residents. PS Those who have copies of the Ma’alaea book are welcome to bring them to have them signed.
Leader: Lucienne de Naie huelogrl@icloud.com
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Sunday March 17, 2024
Sunset Hiking and Yoga Wailea Coastal Trail (E)
South Maui, 3 miles
Join us for a Sunset Hiking & Yoga practice that includes hiking, mindfulness, and yoga. We will start from Polo Beach and walk along the Wailea Coastal Path. This will be an easy 3 mile walk along a paved path with beautiful views of the ocean. Once we get to our yoga spot, Meeyoung will guide a 30-minute all levels yoga practice to stretch and open up the body…no mat needed. Please wear good shoes for walking and bring plenty of water. A light source, sunscreen and hat are also recommended. There are restrooms at each end of the walk. We will meet at the Polo Beach Parking lot at 4:00pm. Stormy weather cancels the hike.
Leader: Meeyoung Lepore hikewithaloha@gmail.com
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Sunday March 24, 2024
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 30, 2024
Hamakua Malama service outing (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 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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