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 carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

The Moku Loa Group Outings are now subject to “ROD Protocol” which asks participants of hikes in ‘ōhi‘a forest to wear clean clothes and scrub their boots, then spray with alcohol. We willpublish notice of ROD prone areas in outing description. This preventative procedure is best done at home before reaching the area but leaders will have needed items at meeting places. Please help us protect our precious forests.

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.

Classification of Hikes: (E)=Education/Interpretation (C) Conservation (F) Family/Fun (S) Service


Saturday, January 13
Kaloli to Hāʻena (Shipman Beach) (E)
Puna District, easy/6 miles, sea level
Hike on a historic trail in Puna from Paradise Park to the beach at Hāʻena. The trail used to be an inland carriage road. At Hāʻena Beach, we will see Nēnē at the Shipman estate and swim with the turtles. Bring water, a rain poncho, a swimsuit and lunch. Leader: Linda Larish, 966-6337

Saturday, January 20
Kalapana Coastal Day Hike (E)(F)(C)
4 miles, sea level
This hike begins in Kalapana. We will hike out to the beach at Kaimū, then explore the shoreline south over rough lava and places where the eruption changed the coastline. We will have lunch at a kīpuka and then return. Phone leaders Michael or Sunny LaPlante at 964-5017

Saturday February 3
Whittington Park Coastal Hike (E)
3-4 miles, sea level
Rugged exposed coastline hike, not always an established trail but beautiful nonetheless. Sturdy shoes are a must along with water, hat  and the usual requirements for a day hike. Phone leaders Sunny or Michael LaPlante at 964-5017

Saturday, February 24
Victory Hike: Makalaweana (C/E)
Easy/4 miles, coastal
The group fought a development at Makalaweana in the 80’s. A zoning change was denied by Land Use Commission saving a pristine beach, reef, and large wetlands. We will hike round trip from Kahakai State Park. Bring lots of water, swim gear, and lunch. Leader: Diane Ware, 967-8642

Saturday, March 24
Puʻu Oʻo Day Hike off Saddle Road (E)
5 miles, 5,700 ft +/- 100 ft
An easy-paced hike at high elevation that will go through some native forest kīpukas and return on the same route. Changeable weather means bring warm clothes and rain gear along. Phone leaders Michael and Sunny LaPlante at 964-5017