Come hike with us

Outings Philosophy

Sierra Club Outings were started in 1901 by Club Founder John Muir. He was convinced that the best way to persuade people to fight to save valuable wild areas was to take them into the wilderness and let them experience for themselves the beauty that needs defending.

Here in Hawaii the Sierra Club has been leading hikes and service projects since 1968. For over 40 years, outings have been conducted weekly in the islands, perpetuating John Muir’s philosophies.

outings4When you come on a hike with the Hawaii Chapter you will join like minded people and get intimate with Hawaii’s unique landscapes, geology, and endemic species.

Experienced Sierra Club Trained Outings leaders will guide you through any number of ecosystems and landscapes, teach you about the natural and cultural history of the area, and lead you to some of Hawaii’s most spectacular summits. Come join us and meet new people, let go of the worries of the world, get outdoors, connect with nature, and nourish your soul! The Journey is the destination!

Click on Each Island to see the current Outings Schedule, contacts, and details.


Read the Notice for All Outings

Sierra Club outings are conducted according to Club policy and under the direction of certified Outings Leaders. Our outings are group activities, and all participants are expected to follow leaders’ instructions and to remain with the group for the entire outing.

We welcome all Sierra Club members, non-members, and visitors on most of our outings; however, certain outings may be restricted to members. Firearms, pets (unless specifically allowed), and audio devices, with or without headsets, are prohibited.

Smoking is only permitted at breaks, and then only if the smell of smoke cannot be detected by other hikers. Outing leaders may prohibit smoking altogether if, in their judgment, a fire hazard exists.

Participants will be required to acknowledge their understanding that the Sierra Club carries no participant insurance and that participants assume all risks for any car pooling as well as the outing undertaken.


What Do I Bring?

At least a liter of water (two liters for strenuous hikes), lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, rain-gear/jacket, and day-pack. Boots, shoes with traction grooves (heeled footwear are best; no loafers), or tabis are required footwear. No bare feet or sandals of any type.

Where Do We Meet?

For questions about specific outings, such as where to meet, particular requirements, leader contacts, etc., please look at the outings page of the Group in charge of the event by clicking on the Island above: Kaua`iMaui, Island of Hawai`i (Moku Loa), or O`ahu.

2 thoughts on “Come hike with us”

  1. I enrolled my nephew Hughie Long in Sierra Club as a member a month ago and he has not yet received any membership inf. His name is Hughie Long address is PO box 98 Hauula, Hi. 96717. My name is Kathleen Morita and paid for it wth my master card.

  2. Apologies for the delay in response and mahalo nui for your support.

    We just want to confirm that Hughie Long’s membership is active as of August 2017. The membership was added to the Sierra Club National database as of 7/25/2017. It can often take some time to process memberships, however, you should be receiving membership information in the mail within the next month. Following that you should receive the Sierra Magazine in September and the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi’s quarterly newsletter in October.

    Again, big apologies for the delay and thank you for your support of the Sierra Club.

    Mahalo nui!

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