Outings & Programs

Outings are conducted in accordance with Sierra Club outing policies. Participants need to recognize the authority of the leader and plan to remain with the group for the entire outing. Sierra Club carries no participant accident insurance. In order to participate in one of Sierra Club’s outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, please click here or call (415) 977-5630.

In the interest of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make car-pooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for car-pooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Car-pooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Donation for others: $5. 

For most hikes, bring 2 quarts of water, rain gear, sturdy hiking shoes, hiking stick, hat/visor, and lunch.

, the estimated round trip for the day
E=elevation in feet
; + is gain, – is loss, +/- is up and down.
Classification of Hikes: (E)=Education/Interpretation (C) Conservation (F) Family/Fun (S) Service



Sunday, November 14
Pepeʻekeo Cliffs Hike (E)
South Hilo District, easy/3.5 miles, 250 ft
This will be an afternoon hike that is scenic and easy paced. We will hike along the Hāmākua Cliffs. Not for those afraid of heights. We will show you where there is public access so that you can enjoy the ocean vistas. Hikers need to wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. Leaders: Michael and Sunny LaPlante, 964-5017

Saturday, November 18
Kaūmana Trail Hike off Saddle Road (E/C/F)
North Hilo District, moderate/3.5 miles, 5,000 ft
This will be a moderate interpretive hike on an old trail that parallels Saddle Road below Puʻu Oʻo Trail. We will look for birds, endemic insects like the happy face spider and native plants in kīpuka along the way. Bring rain gear, snacks, binoculars, and water. Leaders: Sarah Moon, 935-3475 and Diane Ware, 967-8642

Sunday, December 31
HVNP Crater Rim Hike (E)
Volcano, easy/4 miles, 3,800 ft
Join us for an easy New Year’s Eve hike from Volcano House to Jagger Museum along Kīlauea Crater to view Halemaʻumaʻu and back by sulphur banks. Optional crater viewing and pupu’s at Volcano House around sunset. Leader: Diane Ware, 967-8642