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:

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

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

Saturday, April 6
Descent into Waimea Canyon: The Kukui Trail.  Intermediate 5.5 miles / 2300 feet elevation gain (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, April 11
Nu’alolo & Awa’awa’puhi Grand Loop, Koke’e State Park.  Very Strenuous 11 miles / 2000 feet elevation gain (C/E/F)
A serious hiker’s dream, these Koke’e ridge trails take you to the most incredible vistas.  A real endurance challenge.
Leader: Lee Gately  661-373-4834

Saturday, April 13
Kuilau Ridge Trail.  East side. Easy to moderate 3.5miles / 280 feet elevation change (C/E/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: Vivian Hager 808-652-3234

Tuesday, April 16
Maha’ulepu Coastal Hike.  Poipu area.  Moderate 4 miles round-trip / Mild elevation change on a rocky trail (C/E/F)
Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline!
Leader: Lee Gately  661-373-4834

Friday, April 19
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 in the late afternoon and set off 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, 3/5th mile long sea wall fronting Wailua Golf Course that the County had attempted to build in 1996. Before setting off on our walk, we’ll have a picnic dinner (not a potluck – bring own food) at Lydgate.
Leader: ​Judy Dalton 808-482-1129

Sunday, April 21
Wai Koa Loop Trail. North Shore. Easy, 4.5 miles / 200 feet elevation gain (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 Mount Namahana, which means “the twin branches” in Hawaiian.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, April 27
Kuilau Ridge Trail.  East side. Easy to moderate 3.5miles / 280 feet elevation change (C/E/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: Vivian Hager 808-652-3234

Saturday, May 4
Nawiliwili Coastal Hike.  Easy 3 miles (C/E/F)
Walk along the coast through lagoons and back to Kalapaki Bay.
Leader: Vivian Hager 808-652-3234

Sunday, May 5
Kalepa Ridge.   East Side.   Intermediate, 8 miles / 1000 feet elevation gain (C/E/F)
Enjoy sweeping coastal and valley views along the ridge which continues the Sleeping Giant range from Wailua River to Hanama’ulu.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Friday, May 17
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. We’ll have a picnic dinner at the look out at Donkey Beach. (not a potluck – bring your own food).
Leader: ​Judy Dalton 808-482-1129

Saturday, May 18
Honopu Ridge, Koke’e State Park.  Strenuous 4 miles (C/E/F)
Hike through beautiful native forests on un-marked Honopu Trail to a spectacular lookout of the Honopu Valley, overlooking the famed NaPali Coast.
Leader: Ken Fasig 808-346-1229

Sunday, May 19
Po’omau Canyon Vistas Hike. Koke’e State Park. Intermediate 5.5 miles / 900 feet elevation gain.  (C/E/F)
We will explore spectacular views of the lovely Po’omau Canyon from both sides of the canyon.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, June 1
Makaleha Trail. East Side. Intermediate 2.5 miles / 900 feet elevation gain(C/E/F)
This hike goes out to lovely views of several waterfalls as the trail makes its way along and through the Makaleha Stream. Often cited as one of the top two hikes on Kauai, but be prepared for an adventure on a wild trail that often requires improvising.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, June 8
Nawiliwili Lighthouse Coastal Walk.  Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Hike from Kalapakī Beach to Nawiliwili Lighthouse, then along the coast to Hanamāʻulu Bay with shuttleto return. Enjoy views along the rugged coast.
Leader: Ken Fasig 808-346-1229

Tuesday, June 11
Maha’ulepu Coastal Hike.  Poipu area. Moderate 4 miles round-trip / Mild elevation change on a rocky trail (C/E/F)
Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline!
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Saturday, June 15
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 in the late afternoon and set off 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, 3/5th mile long sea wall fronting Wailua Golf Course that the County had attempted to build back in1996. Before setting off on our walk, we’ll have a picnic dinner (not a potluck – bring own food) at Lydgate.
Leader: ​Judy Dalton 808-482-1129

Sunday, June 16
‘Okolehao Trail. North Shore. Intermediate 5.5 miles / 1500 feet elevation gain (C/E/F)
We will explore lovely panoramic views of the North Shore by following this ridge trail above the Hanalei Valley.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, June 22
Maha’ulepu Coastal Hike.  Poipu area. Moderate 4 miles round-trip / Mild elevation change on a rocky trail (C/E/F)
Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline!
Leader: Vivian Hager 808-652-3234

Thursday, June 27
Alaka’i Swamp boardwalk. Koke’e State Park.  Very Strenuous  8 miles / 950 feet elevation change (C/E/F)
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.  Panoramic view of the North Shore is at trail’s end, when the clouds cooperate.
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Saturday, June 29
Nounou Mountain: East & West. East Side. Intermediate, 5 miles/ 1000 feet elevation change (C/E/F)
Nounou Mountain, which is also more popularly called “Sleeping Giant”, 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]