Outings Classifications: (C) Conservation/Interpretive (E)Educational (F) Family/Fun (S) Service.
We welcome children on hikes depending on age of child and difficulty of outing at the discretion of hike leader. Under age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Note to visitors to Kaua'i: If leaving messages for outings leaders to call you back, please provide a local Hawaii number to avoid long distance charges to our volunteer leaders. Mahalo for your consideration.
Women are advised not to camp or hike in remote areas alone on Kaua'i for safety reasons.
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SIERRA CLUB KAUA'I GROUP OUTINGS 2013
Sunday, April 14 Maha'ulepu/SouthShore/moderate/4 miles. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic, rugged ancient sand-dune area of Maha`ulepu. Visit the sinkhole/cave archeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108
Saturday, April 20 Earth Weekend Beach Clean Up Maha'ulepu Beach Clean Up. Sierra Club, Malama Maha'ulepu and Surfrider team up to remove beach litter. Join us to protect sea birds, marine life, the reef, and ocean. Follow Poipu Road past the Grand Hyatt where it becomes a dirt road. Drive to T-intersection and turn right. Continue to parking area and look for banners. Bring sunscreen, hat, and water. Bags, gloves & refreshments provided. Meet at 9:30am. Judy Dalton 246-9067
Sunday, April 21 Earth Weekend Hike Alakai Swamp Trail /Kokee/West side/Very strenuous/ 7 miles. (C/E) A chance to see native rain forest and bogs with views--hopefully--of the Northshore from 4,000 feet. See a variety of native plants and birds. 4 wheel drive needed to carpool to trail head. Jane Schmitt 826-6105.
Wednesday, April 24 Earth Week Clean Up Waimea Canyon Road Clean Up/Easy/ 2 miles.(S) Afternoon clean up of Sierra Club's adopted highway requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon litter-free. Bob Nishek 346-0476
Saturday, April 27 Makaha Ridge /Easy-Moderate/Koke’e/2.5 miles. A pleasant walk through pine forest with ocean and valley views. Bob Greene 245-9280
Saturday, May 4 Nawiliwili Lighthouse Coastal Walk (C/E/F) Moderate 3 miles. Hike from Kalapaki Beach to Nawiliwili Lighthouse then along the coast to Hanama'ulu Bay with shuttle to return, mostly flat and easy walking. Enjoy spectacular views along the rugged coast. Ken Fasig 346-1229
Sunday, May 5 Jungle Hike (‘Ili’ili’ula) East side /Strenuous/7.5 miles. An all day hike that starts with a fairly easy stroll along the North Wailua ditch system trail to the upcountry weir on the Ili'ili'ula Stream. Tabi's are highly recommended for the next portion of the hike, which consists of rock hopping up the Ili'ili'ula Stream. 4 wheel drive necessary Bob Greene 245-9280
Sunday, May 12 Hanakapi’ai Falls Northshore/Strenuous/8 miles. Hike begins at Ke’e Beach following the Kalalau Trail for 2 miles to Hanakapiai Beach, then continuing inland 2 more miles to the falls. The scenery is beautiful and the falls are spectacular. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Saturday, May 18 Honopu / Koke’e/Strenuous/ 5 miles (C/E) Ridge hike in Koke’e with panoramic views all down NaPali coast. Stunning views down to Honopu valley. Bob Greene 245-9280.
Sunday, May 19 Maha'ulepu/SouthShore/moderate/4 miles. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic, rugged ancient sand-dune area of Maha`ulepu. Visit the sinkhole/cave archeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108.
Wednesday, May 22 National Tropical Botanical Gardens Moonlight Walk & Service Project. South Side/Moderate/2 miles. (C/E/S) Hike and learn about propagation of native plants in lovely gardens. Sierra Club members only. Bob Nishek 346-0476
Sunday, May 26 Okolehao Trail /Northshore/Strenuous/4 miles. (C/E) An afternoon hike climbs 1200 feet along a ridge behind Hanalei Valley for beautiful, sweeping views of the North Shore. Kathy Valier 826-7302.
Saturday, June 1 Jewel of Koke'e, Strenuous/7 miles. (C/E) Spectacular hike through forest of Koke'e, Black Pipe Trail, Canyon Trail, Po'omau Canyon Lookout. Cross over Waipo'o Falls for view of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Bob Greene 245-9280
Sunday, June 9 Maha'ulepu /SouthShore/moderate/4 miles. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic, rugged ancient sand-dune area of Maha`ulepu. Visit the sinkhole/cave archeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108
Saturday, June 15 Mohihi—Waialae Trail Kokee/Difficult/ 8 miles. (C/F) This trail crosses Mohihi Stream and follows Kohua Ridge into the Alakai Wilderness Preserve, then continues through native forest to the Koaie Stream. Bob Greene 245-9280. SORRY, CANCELED DUE TO ROAD BEING IN POOR CONDITION.
Friday, June 21 Nonou (Sleeping Giant) Conservation Service Project. (C/S) East Side/strenuous/4 miles. Tend to endangered native plants in their habitat and enjoy a full moon walk. Sierra Club members only. Bob Nishek 346-0476
Saturday, June 22 Maha'ulepu Sunset to Full Moon Walk/South Shore/ Moderate/3 Miles. (C/E/F) Start out mid-afternoon from Shipwreck Beach walking along the coast to Maha'ulepu to enjoy the sunset and a full moon rise. Spectacular coastal walk! We'll shuttle cars for one way hike. Judy Dalton 246-9067
Sunday, June 23 North Shore Bike Ride/ Moderate/ 18 miles (C/F) Ride the scenic north shore from Hanalei to Ke'e with spectacular coastal views the whole way. Must bring or rent a bike and helmet. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Saturday, June 29 Kuilau Ridge Trail /East side/moderate/3.5 miles (C/F ) Beautiful forested hike with sweeping mountain and valley views. Great reward for moderate effort. Erica Watson/Denny Jackson 647-0727