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 will publish 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


Sunday, February 17
Kaloli to Hā‘ena (Shipman Beach) (E/F)
Puna District, easy/6 miles, sea level
Hike on a historic trail in Puna from Paradise Park to the beach at Hā‘ena. The trail used to be an inland carriage road. At Hā‘ena Beach, we might spot whales offshore, watch the nēnē at Shipman Estate and swim by the turtles. Bring water, rain poncho, swimsuit, and lunch. Leader: Linda Larish, 966-6337

Saturday, March 2
Pepe‘ekeo Cliffs Day Hike (E/C)
Hāmākua District, moderate/4 miles, shoreline
Scenic vistas, sea birds, and some historic sites depending on which part of the trail we go on atop Hāmakua cliffs. Come join us on this hike along the ocean. Leaders: Michael and Sunny LaPlante,  964-5017

Saturday, March 23
Honomalino Bay Hike and Snorkel (E/C)
South Kona District, easy/2 miles
After a short hike to Honomalino Bay from Miloli‘i we will explore the bay by land and sea. Our mission to monitor the reef conditions such as type and number of fish and coral conditions. We may also see dolphins and whales. Besides normal hiking gear please bring snorkel gear if you desire. No lifeguards. Leaders: Diane Ware, 967-8642 and Rob Culbertson, 805-316-1380