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.

Check    bit.ly/SCH-kauai    for updates to the schedule. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1, all others is $5.    Note: Women are advised not to hike remote trails or camp alone on Kauaʻi.

How about becoming a Sierra Club Outings Leader?

If so, please contact JudyDalton123@gmail.com or call 808-482-1129 to find out how much fun you could be having while giving people the opportunity to explore the island, enjoy its beauty, and inspire them to protect it.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, December 15
Waimea Canyon Hike – Koke‘e. Strenuous 8 miles (C/E/F)
We will explore lovely panoramic views of the Waimea Canyon and ocean beyond as well as the upper reaches of Waipo‘o Falls on this loop hike including the Pu‘u Hinahina Trail, Cliff Trail, Canyon Trail, Black PipeTrail, Halemanu- Koke‘e Trail, Kumuela Trail, and return on Canyon Trail.
Leader: Julio Magalhães, [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Thursday, December 20
Māhā‘ulepū and Makauwahi Cave Reserve South shore.  Strenuous 6 miles (C/E/F)
This long-version Māhā‘ulepū hike starts and ends at Shipwreck’s Beach and is ideal for hikers who want a strenuous workout, heading to Kamala Point and back. Spectacular coastal walk with stunning views each step of the way! This magnificent coastline is unique with its fascinating limestone formations.
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Friday, December 21
Sunset to Full Moon Wailua to Nukoli‘i Beach Walk. East side.  Easy 1.5 miles (C/E/F)
We’ll meet at Lydgate Beach Park for a picnic dinner (not a potluck – bring own food) and then proceed on a lovely walk along a pristine beach with no development in sight for miles. Learn how this beach was saved from being destroyed by a 6-foot high, 0.6-mile long sea wall fronting Wailua Golf Course that the County had attempted to build back in 1996.
Leader: Judy Dalton  808-482-1129

Tuesday, January 1
Kealia Beach to Kuna Bay (Donkey Beach) Easy 3 miles ( C/E/F)
Start off the year on the right foot by taking a Sierra Club hike! We’ll begin our walk mid-afternoon enjoying great views of the rocky coastline and have our first dinner of the year at a picnic table overlooking the ocean.
Co-Leaders: Judy Dalton and Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Thursday, January 3
Maha’ulepu Coastal Hike.   Poipu area / Moderate 4 miles round-trip (C/E/F)
Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline!
Leader: Lee Gately  661-373-4834

Saturday, January 12
Kukui Trail, Waimea Canyon State Park. Strenuous 5 miles. (C/E/F)
We will hike from the rim of Waimea Canyon down to its base and admire the majesty of this canyon along the way.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Thursday, January 17
Canyon Trail to Waipo’o Falls.  Waimea Canyon / Moderately strenuous 4 miles round trip (E/F)
Unparalleled views of Waimea Canyon from the other side.  Visit the top of the 800-foot Waipo’o Falls and dip your toes into a cool stream before it flows down the waterfall.
Leader: Lee Gately  661-373-4834

Sunday, January 20
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve.  South Shore. Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site.
Leader: Allan Rachap 808-212-3108

Sunday, January 20
Total Lunar Eclipse Wailua to Nukoli’i Beach Walk. Easy/1.5 miles (C/E/F)
Watch the moon as it turns completely red on our walk along this long stretch of pristine beach. We’ll meet at Lydgate Beach Park and enjoy a picnic dinner before starting off on our sunset to full moon walk.
Leader: Judy Dalton 808-482-1129

Saturday, January 26
Jewel of Koke’e.  Strenuous 7 miles. (C/E/F)
Spectacular hike through forests of Koke’e, Black Pipe Trail, Canyon Trail, Po’omau Canyon Lookout.  Cross over Waipo’o Falls for a view of Waimea Canyon to the ocean.
Leader: Ken Fasig  808-346-1229

Sunday, January 27
Mo’alepe Trail to Kuilau Ridge picnic area. East Shore. Moderate 5.5 mile round trip. (C/E/F)
A beautiful hike through farmland and forest, with glorious views and ever-present birdsongs.  This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Thursday, January 31
Kuilau Ridge Trail.  East side. Easy to moderate/3.5miles (C/F)
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

Saturday, February 9
Wai Koa Loop Trail. North Shore. Easy 3.5 miles. (C/E/F)
We’ll pass through the Kilauea Forest and then the largest mahogany plantation in North America. Then, the trail opens up and we’ll enjoy impressive views of the Namahana Mountains, which means “the twin branches” in Hawaiian.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, February 16
Ka’aweiki Ridge, Koke’e State Park.  Moderately difficult, 7 miles round trip. (C/E/F)
A wonderful hike along a dirt road that begins up in Kokee and terminates on a ridge above the Na Pali Coast.
Leader: Ken Fasig  808-346-1229

Monday, February 18
Sunset to Full Moon Coastal Walk. East Shore/ Moderate 4.5 miles one way (C/E/F).
We start off in the late afternoon meeting at Kapa’a Library to shuttle our cars to Donkey Beach starting our walk from there and ending back at the library as we watch the moon rise over the ocean. Learn how the Planning Commission was legally challenged to assure increased building setbacks along the ridge to preserve the views on and along the coastline.
Leader: ​Judy Dalton  808-482-1129​

Saturday, February 23
Nu’alolo Trail. Koke’e State Park. Moderately strenuous 7.5 miles. (C/E/F)
A rewarding hike reaching a spectacular view at the Lolo Vista overlooking the Napali Coast.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Sunday, February 24
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve.  South Shore. Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site.
Leader: Allan Rachap 808-212-3108

Thursday, February 28
Canyon Trail to Waipo’o Falls.  Waimea Canyon / Moderately strenuous 4 miles round trip (E/F)
Unparalleled views of Waimea Canyon from the other side.  Visit the top of the 800-foot Waipo’o Falls and dip your toes into a cool stream before it flows down the waterfall.
Leader: Lee Gately  661-373-4834

Saturday, March 9
Nounou Mountain (“Sleeping Giant”), East Shore. Moderate 5 miles. (C/E/F)
Offers spectacular panoramic views of the East Side of Kauai. We will explore the mountain on several trails.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, March 16
A Day of Koke’e Trails, Koke’e State Park.  Moderate, 5 miles (C/E/F)
Starting at Koke’e Lodge we hike to Berry Flat Trail and continue to the northern section of the Ditch Trail. Finally, we loop back to the Waininiua Trail and back to the lodge for a variety of views.
Leader: Ken Fasig  808-346-1229

Sunday, March 17
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve.  South Shore. Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site.
Leader: Allan Rachap 808-212-3108

Saturday, March 23
Kapaa to Anahola Coastal Walk. East Shore. Moderate 6.5 miles. (C/E/F)
The first part of this outing is easy on the bike/walk path up until Donkey Beach. The rest is unpaved and moderately rated. Lovely views along wild coast.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Thursday, March 28
Nounou (Sleeping Giant) Trail West from Lokelani Road.  Wailua / Strenuous 3 miles (E/F)
Climb to the top of Sleeping Giant. Incredible sweeping views and lush vegetation.
Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834