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.

QUARTER 4 EVENTS:

Sunday, October 7

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

Tuesday, October 16

Māhā‘ulepū and Makauwahi Cave Reserve (C/E/F) South shore, strenuous/6 miles
This longer Māhā‘ulepū hike starts and ends at Shipwreck’s Beach and is ideal for hikers who want a strenuous workout! Spectacular coastal walk with stunning views each step of the way!  This magnificent coastline is unique with its fascinating craggy rock limestone formations.
Leader: Bob Nishek  808-346-0476, co-leader: Julio Magalhães

Saturday, October 20

Halemanu, Back Pipe, Canyon, and Kamuela Trails making a loop to see Waipo‘o Falls with great views of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. (C/E/F)  Strenuous/5 miles.
Leader: Ken Fasig 808-346-1229

Sunday, October 21

Victory Hike: Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay) Sunset to Full Moon Coastal Walk (C/E/F)  East shore, moderate/4.5 miles one way
We start off in the late afternoon meeting at Kapa‘a Library and shuttle our cars to start our walk along the coastal path from Donkey Beach ending back at the library as we watch an almost moon rise over the ocean.  This is a “Victory Hike” to celebrate one of Kauai’s victories over Sierra Club’s past 50 years in Hawai‘i. This is rescheduled from August, cancelled due to a tropical storm. Learn how the Planning Commission was legally challenged to assure increased building setbacks along the ridge at Donkey Beach to preserve the views on and along the coastline.
Leader: Judy Dalton 808-482-1129, Co-leader: Julio Magalhães

Thursday, October 25

Mo’alepe and Kuilau Ridge Trails   (C/E/F)  Kapa‘a, strenuous distance with moderate trails/9 miles
Scenic hike near Makaleha Mountain through hala trees, ti, wild orchids, and paperbark trees. Glorious views and ever-present bird-songs reward the hiker along this trail. Be ready for a few mud puddles and a long hike on these beautiful connected trails.
Leader: Lee Gately  661-373-4834

Saturday, November 3

Polihale Ridge (C/F) Koke‘e State Park, moderately difficult/10 miles
Please note, this is NOT Polihale Beach but a ridge hike that begins up in Koke‘e and terminates on a ridge above the beach.
Leader: Ken Fasig 808-346-1229

Sunday, November 4

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, co-leader: Julio Magalhães

Saturday, November 10

Kuilau Ridge 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.
Leaders: Vivian Hager and Julio Magalhães  650-906-2594

Thursday, November 15

Māhā‘ulepū (C/E/F)  South shore, moderate/3 miles
Hike the trails above rugged sandstone cliffs and experience one of Kaua‘i’s most beautiful locations, isolated from development, perfect for Hawaiian monk seals.
Leader: Lee Gately  661-373-4834

Thursday, November 29

Alaka‘i Swamp Boardwalk (C/E/F)  Koke‘e State Park, very strenuous/8 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 rainforest 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.
Leader: Lee Gately   661-373-4834

Saturday, December 1

Nounou Mountain (Sleeping Giant) (C/E/F)  East shore, moderately strenuous/5 miles
We will explore the mountain on several trails. Spectacular panoramic views of the East Side of Kauai.
Leader: Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Sunday, December 2

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

Saturday, December 15

Waimea Canyon Hike (C/E/F)  Koke‘e, strenuous/8 miles
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, 650-906-2594

Thursday, December 20

Māhā‘ulepū and Makauwahi Cave Reserve (C/E/F) South shore, strenuous/6 miles
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 (C/E/F)  East side.  Easy/1.5 miles
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