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 call (415) 977-5630, or see www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms.

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


Saturday, January 28
Kalapana Coastal Day Hike (E)(F)(C)
Shoreline, Moderate/4 miles
This hike begins in Kalapana. We will hike out to the beach at Kaimu, then explore the shoreline south over rough lava and places where the eruption changed the coastline. We will have lunch at a Kipuka and then return.
Leaders: Michael and Sunny LaPlante 964-5017
Saturday, February 11
Pohue Bay Hike (E)
Contour, Strenuous/5 miles, E=-700’/+700
Hike down the ancient mauka-makai trail to historic Pohue Bay. This hike is strenuous due to lack of shade, hot and dry conditions. Swimming is possible at a coconut-tree-lined white sand beach, conditions permitting; however, no lifeguard is available.
Leaders: Diane Ware 967-8642 and Rich Vogler 328-8387
Saturday, February 25
Kaloli to Haena (Shipman Beach) (E)
Shoreline, Moderate/6 miles
Hike on a historic trail in Puna from Paradise Park to the beach at Haena.  The trail used to be an inland carriage road. At Haena Beach, we will see Nene and whales and go for a swim.  Bring water, a rain poncho, a swim suit and lunch.
Leaders: Kana Covington 936-6406 and Linda Larish 966-6337





Saturday, March 11
Pepe’ekeo Cliffs Day Hike (E)(C)
Shoreline, Moderate/4 miles, E =200 +/- 
Scenic vistas, sea birds and some historic sites depending on which part of the trail we go on atop Hamakua cliffs. Not for those afraid of heights. 
Leaders: Michael and Sunny LaPlante 964-5017
Saturday, March 11
HVNP Kahuku Hike (E)
Contour, Moderate/4 miles, E=+300/-300
Hike the newly opened Realms and Divisions Kahuku Trail. Will be ascending and descending Pu’u Kahuku and Pu’u o Lokuana grass covered cinder cones. Experience the sense of place that evolves through the inter-relationship of nature and culture.
Leaders: Diane Ware 967-8642 and Rich Vogler 328-8387
Saturday, March 25
Pu`u O`o Trail Dayhike (E)
Contour, Strenuous/ 7 miles, E= 5400′
Pu`u O`o trail starts from Saddle Road between the 22 and 23 mile marker and meanders through kipukas of native plants and birds surrounded by old lava flows.  We will hike the trail to where it intersects Powerline Road and visit the Emisine lava tube.  Bring rain gear, a hat, 1 quart of water and plenty of snacks and lunch, binoculars, headlamp and wear sturdy shoes.
Leaders: Linda Larish 966-6337 and Kana Covington 936-6406
Saturday, Sunday, March 25, 26
Hakalau Fish and Wildlife Refuge service trip (S)(E)(C)
Contour, Strenuous/5 miles, E = 5500 =+/- 1000
This is a service project oriented trip that may have the opportunity to bird watch and botanize after working. Be prepared for wet and chilly weather by bringing boots, sun protection, rain gear, warm clothes, binoculars sleeping bag and daypack. Reservations required and there will be a fee for central commissary.
Leaders: Michael and Sunny LaPlante 964-5017