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, September 21
Ka’aka’anui Beach (Larsen’s) & Waipake Coastal Walk. North Shore. Low intermediate, 4.5 miles/ 500 feet elevation gain.
Walk along a beautiful beach and up to a breathtaking vista and on to secluded Waipake Beach for lovely coast views throughout this hike. 
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]
 
Wednesday, September 25
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
 
Sunday, September 29
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, October 5
Po’omau Canyon Vistas Hike.   Koke’e State Park.  Intermediate, 5.5 miles/ 900 feet elevation gain. (C/E/F)
We will explore vistas of Po’omau Canyon, which feeds into the Waimea Canyon, from both sides as we hike this partial loop hike. This hike includes a “hikers dream lunch spot” with views of gorgeous waterfalls, the colorful walls of Po’omau Canyon, and, on occasion, even mountain goats with a little bit of an adventure to get to this spot. 
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, October 12
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 and walk along a pristine beach.
Learn how this beach was saved from being destroyed by a 6-foot high, 3/5-mile long sea wall fronting Wailua Golf Course that the County had started to build back in 1996. The beach began to erode and sections became impassable to walk along. It took 3 months of intensive effort to get the DLNR to issue a cease and desist order, forcing the County to remove the non-permitted sea wall.
Leader: ​Judy Dalton 808-482-1129

Saturday, October 19
Waimea River Walk and Float.  Strenuous, 11 miles one way, part of this floating.  Elevation change of 2250 feet, mostly downhill (C/F) 
Start at Kukui Trailhead and hike down into Waimea Canyon and along the old Waimea River jeep road.  Bring floatable tubes to inflate and float down the river for over a mile, passing through a tunnel.  End at outskirts of Waimea town and shuttle back to Kukui Trailhead.  
Leader:  Ken Fasig 808-346-1229

Sunday, October 20
Mo’alepe Trail to Kuilau Ridge picnic area.   East Shore.   Moderate, 6 miles / 800 feet elevation gain. (C/E/F)
A beautiful hike through farmland and forest, with glorious mountain views and ever-present birdsongs.  This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, October 26
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, November 2 
Spalding Monument & Kalalea Mountain Vistas Hike.  East Side.  Moderate, 6 miles/ 800 feet elevation gain. (C/E/F)
A hike with many facets that include a monument to a sugar company owner, lovely views down onto the colorful coast near Kealia, a fine forest, and unique views and perspective on Kalalea Mountain, which is popularly called “King Kong” mountain and looms above Anahola. 
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594] 

Wednesday, November 6
Maha’ulepu Coastal Hike.  Poipu area. Moderate 4 miles round-trip / Mild elevation change on a rocky trail (C/E/F)
Spectacular mid-morning coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline! 
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Sunday, November 10
Maha’ulepu Sunset to Moonlight Walk. South Shore/ Moderate/4 miles. Mild elevation change. (C/E/F)
Start out mid-afternoon from Shipwreck Beach walking along the coast to Maha’ulepu. Enjoy the setting sun and a full moon rise. Spectacular coastal walk. We’ll shuttle cars for an easy trip back to the trailhead.
Bill Snyder 808-652-1718

Saturday, November 16
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 Mount Namahana, which means “the twin branches” in Hawaiian, and hike near lovely farms and ranches.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, November 23
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, November 30
Waimea Canyon Rim Vistas & Exploration Hike.  West Side.   Intermediate, 8 miles / 1800 feet elevation gain. (C/E/F)
Explore lovely panoramic views of the Waimea Canyon and ocean beyond as well as the upper reaches of Waipo’o Falls on this intermediate-level loop hike including the Pu’u Hinahina Trail, Cliff Trail, Canyon Trail, Black Pipe Trail, Halemanu- Koke’e Trail, Kumuela Trail, and return on Canyon Trail.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, December 7
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

Tuesday, December 10
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 and walk along a pristine beach.
Learn how this beach was saved from being destroyed by a 6-foot high, 3/5-mile long sea wall fronting Wailua Golf Course that the County had started to build back in 1996. The beach began to erode and sections became impassable to walk along. It took 3 months of intensive effort to get the DLNR to issue a cease and desist order, forcing the County to remove the non-permitted sea wall.
Leader: ​Judy Dalton 808-482-1129

Saturday, December 14
Na Pali Coast Trail to Hanakapi’ai Falls. North Shore.  Upper intermediate, 8 miles / 1800 feet elevation gain. (C/E/F)
Hike begins at Ke’e Beach and follows the Kalalau Trail with its stunning coastal views for 2 miles to Hanakapi’ai Beach, then continues inland 2 more miles to the waterfall.  The scenery and views are spectacular and the waterfall is lovely; this trail is a personal favorite.  The irregular trail from the coast to the waterfall is quite a wild adventure with some water crossings.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Saturday, December 21
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

Saturday, December 28
Kealia to Anahola Coastal Walk. East Shore.  Moderate, 5 miles / 250 feet elevation gain. (C/E/F)
We will thoroughly explore the coast and enjoy the lovely views afforded by the East Shore between Kealia and Anahola.  The first part of this outing is easy on the bike/walk path up until Donkey Beach.   The rest is unpaved and moderately rated.
Leader: Julio Magalhães [650(dash)906(dash)2594]

Tuesday, December 31
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