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


Wednesday, April 11
Moalepe Trail to Kuilau Ridge picnic area (C/F)
Kapa‘a, moderate/5 miles
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: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834

Saturday, April 14
Halemanu, Back Pipe, Canyon, and Kamuela Trails
Strenuous/5 miles
Together these trails make a loop to see Waipo‘o Falls with great views of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Leader: Ken Fasig, 808-346-1229

Tuesday, April 17
Awaʻawapuhi and Nuʻalolo Trails with the newly reopened cliff trail connector all-day hike (C/F)
Koke‘e, very strenuous/10 miles
Sweeping views of the ocean from the top of ridges reward your efforts on the Nualolo and Cliff Trails. The long, steep hike up Awa‘awapuhi Trail at the end will test your legs. We’ll shuttle cars for a one-way hike. Leader: Bob Nishek, 808-346-0476

Saturday, April 21
Kuilau Trail (C/F)
East side, easy to moderate/3.5miles
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: Vivian Hager, 808-652-3234

Monday, April 23
Nounou (Sleeping Giant) East Trail (E/F)
Wailua area, strenuous/5 miles round trip
Hike 900 feet of elevation to the top of Sleeping Giant. Incredible sweeping views and lush vegetation. Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373- 4834

Saturday, April 28
Victory Hike: Māhā‘ulepu Sunset to Full Moon Walk (C/E/F)
South shore, moderate/4 miles
This spectacular coastal hike starts at Shipwreck Beach in the afternoon and ends with the full moon glistening on the ocean along the shores of Māhā‘ulepu. We’ll shuttle cars to make this a leisurely one-way hike. Māhāʻulepū is a legacy of Kauaʻi Group, please join us in celebrating its protection. Leader: Bill Snyder, 808-652-1718

Wednesday, May 2
Kalaupuhi Trail (C/E/F)
Kokeʻe, west side, moderate/4 miles
A Kokeʻe forest trail that begins near the Kokeʻe lookout. Enjoy an enchanting hike to the old redwood groves of Kauaʻi. Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834

Saturday, May 5
Jewel of Koke‘e (C/E/F)
Strenuous/7 miles
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

Friday, May 11
Māhā‘ulepū Coastal Hike to Kamala Point (C/E/F)
Po‘ipū area, moderate/4 miles round-trip
Spectacular coastal walk with breathtaking views along this magnificent coastline! Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834

Tuesday, May 15
Alaka‘i Swamp Boardwalk (C/E/F)
Koke‘e, west side, very strenuous/7 miles
The Alaka‘i is a primeval habitat made accessible by boardwalks. The Alaka‘i, one of the world’s wettest spots, is not a swamp but a mountain rain forest rising 4,500 feet above the Pacific. A variety of native plants and birds can be seen only on this trail. Leader:  Bob Nishek, 808-346-0476

Sunday, May 20
Māhā‘ulepū and Makauwahi Cave Reserve (C/E/F)
South shore, moderate/3 miles
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class  archaeological site. Leader: Allan Rachap, 808-212-3108

Thursday, May 24
Canyon Trail to Waipo‘o Falls  (E/F)
Waimea Canyon, moderately strenuous/4 miles
Unparalleled views of the canyon from the other side. Visit two waterfalls and dip your toes into a cool pool. Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373- 4834

Sunday, May 27
Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay) 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 spectacular coastline ending at Kapa‘a Library watching the full moon rise over the ocean and a sky full of stars. We’ll shuttle cars for a one-way hike. Leader: Judy Dalton, 808-482-1129

Saturday, June 2
Māhā‘ulepū Coastal Hike to Kamala Point (C/E/F)
Po‘ipū area, moderate/4 miles
Spectacular coastal walk with breathtaking views along this magnificent coastline! Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834

Saturday, June 9
Kuilau Trail (C/F)
East side, easy to moderate/3.5miles
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: Vivian Hager, 808-652-3234

Saturday, June 16
Nu‘alolo Trail (C/F)
Koke‘e State Park, strenuous/ 7.5 miles
A rewarding hike reaching a spectacular view at the Lolo Vista above the Napali Coast. Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834

Sunday, June 24
Māhā‘ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve (C/E/F)
South shore, moderate/3 miles
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class archaeological site. Leader: Allan Rachap, 808-212-3108

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