Kauaʻi Group Hikes, Clean Ups & Service Projects

KAUAʻI GROUP OUTINGS

Join us on one of these great outings to discover the natural treasures of our island. Mileage is total miles. Outings focus on: (C) Conservation/Interpretative, (E) Educational, (F) Family/Fun, and/or (S) service.

Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5.

Note: Women are advised not to hike remote trails or camp alone on Kauaʻi.

How about becoming a Sierra Club Outings Leader?

Find out how much fun you could be having by providing the opportunity for others to explore our island, enjoy its beauty, and inspire them to protect it. Contact <JudyDalton123@gmail.com> or call 808-482-1129


Saturday, October 7
Hanakāpiʻai Beach (C/F)
North Shore, strenuous/4.5 miles
From Keʻe Beach we start our hike to Hanakāpiʻai Beach along Na Pali Coast, approximately 2 miles from the start of Kalalau Trail. Great coastal views! Leader: Vivian Hager, 652-3234

Sunday, October 22
Tour de Poʻipū Bike Ride (F)
Two easy/moderate rides to choose lengths of 8 or 13 miles. Fantastic South Shore views. Bring your own bike.  Helmets required. Leader: Allan Rachap, 212-3108

Tuesday, October 24
Waimea Canyon Road Cleanup
West Side, easy/ 2 miles
Casual morning clean up of Sierra Club’s adopted highway, usually requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon clean. Leader: Bob Nishek, 346-0476

Saturday, October 28
Nukoliʻi Beach Cleanup (S)
East shore/easy
Sierra Club and Surfrider collaborate to protect the marine and other wildlife, the reef, and ocean from marine debris. Bring water and a hat. We’ll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. 9am to noon. Check our website or call leader to find out at which end of Nukoliʻi Beach we’ll meet. Leader: Judy Dalton, 482-1129.

Wednesday, November 1
Alakaʻi Swamp Boardwalk
Kokeʻe/West side, very strenuous/7 miles
The Alakaʻi is a primeval habitat made accessible by boardwalks. The Alakaʻi, one of the world’s wettest spots, is not a swamp but a mountain rainforest rising 4,500 feet above the Pacific. A variety of native plants and birds can be seen only on this trail. Leader: Bob Nishek, 346-0476

Friday, November 3
Sunset to Full Moon Coastal Walk (C/E/F)
East shore, moderate/4.5 miles
We start off in the late afternoon from Kuna Bay (Donkey Beach) walking along the coastline ending at Kapaʻa Library watching the full moon rise over the ocean. We’ll shuttle cars for a one-way hike.  Leader: Judy Dalton, 482-1129 and co-leader Lee Gately

Saturday, November 11
Sleeping Giant (Nonou) (F)
East side, moderately strenuous/3 miles
Incredible sweeping views and lush vegetation. Leader: Vivian Hager, 652-3234 and co-leader Lee Gately

Saturday, November 18
Jewel of Kokeʻe (C/E/F)
Strenuous/7 miles
Spectacular hike through forests of Kokeʻe, Black Pipe Trail, Canyon Trail, Poʻomau Canyon Lookout. We will cross over Waipoʻo Falls for a view of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Leader: Ken Fasig, 346-1229

Saturday, November 25
Donkey Beach Clean Up (S)
East shore, moderately easy
Sierra Club and Surfrider team up to help protect marine life, the reef and ocean from litter and fishing net entanglement. Look for banners at the parking lot above Donkey Beach, between the 11 and 12-mile highway markers by Public Shoreline Access sign. 9am until noon. Bags, gloves, and snacks provided. Leader: Vivian Hager,  652-3234

Tuesday, November 28
Waimea Canyon Road Cleanup
West side, easy/2 miles
Casual morning clean up of Sierra Club’s adopted highway, usually requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon clean. Leader: Bob Nishek, 346-0476

Saturday, December 9
Kuilau Trail (C/F)
East side, easy to moderate/3.5 miles
A gentle steady walk on a wide path with sweeping view of lush valleys and Mount Waiʻaleʻale and Makaleha Mountain Ranges. This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort. Glorious views and ever-present bird-songs reward you along this trail. Hike to bridge and picnic tables for lunch. Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834 and co-leader Vivian Hager

Tuesday, December 12
Waimea Canyon Road Cleanup
West Side, easy/2 miles
Casual morning clean up of Sierra Club’s adopted highway, usually requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon clean. Leader: Bob Nishek, 346-0476

Sunday, December 17
Māhāʻulepu and Makauwahi Cave (C/E/F)
South shore, moderate/3 miles
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class sinkhole/cave archeological site. Leader: Allan Rachap, 212-3108

Saturday, December 23
Kealia Beach Clean Up (S)
East shore, easy
Sierra Club and Surfrider collaborate to protect the marine and other wildlife, the reef, and ocean from marine debris. Will you please help? Look for banners at parking lot. Bring your water and hat. We’ll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. 9am to noon. Leader: Judy Dalton, 842-1129