Outings & Events


If you are interested in becoming an Outings Leader, please contact the Hawai’i Island Group Outings Chair Diane Ware at 808-967-8642

Hawai’i Island Group restarted our outings program in December 2021 on a limited basis with a few basic Covid protocols. There will be no organized car pooling at this time.                   
We welcome members and the public to join us.

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 email program.safety@sierraclub.org.

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 Hawai’i Island (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 descriptions. 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 donations
Members and participants under 18 is $1, Donation for others: $5.

Supplies to 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


Upcoming Outings

Hawai’i Island Group Sierra Club: We are currently seeking new Outings Leaders. We could especially use some west side leaders, and anyone wanting to lead outings for high school or college students. Leaders may choose the type of activity and location. You can weave a theme like photography or geocaching into the hike, or combine disciplines such as hiking and biking. Leader requirements are fairly basic and easy to meet. There is an online component (Outings 101), periodic trainings with the group, and First Aid/CPR certification paid for by the Group. New leaders assist with an experienced leader and then lead on their own. We ask that leaders commit to leading 3-4 outings per year. We encourage service like beach trash collection with Hawaii Wildlife Fund or climate/conservation projects such as native forest restoration.

Please call Outings Chair Diane Ware at 808-967-8642 if interested. 

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Ke Ala Kahawai Waikaloa Stream Trail

Ke Ala Kahawai Waikaloa Stream Trail (E, F, C) +/- 150’

Kamuela/Waimea, easy 2.5 miles

Join us for an easy walk along Waikaloa Stream starting at Waimea Nature Park (Ulu La’au) which we will tour after our walk. The park has native forest cared for by the Outdoor Circle and we will see and identify many native plants like yellow ‘ohia lehua, ma’o hau hele, and lolou. Bring a lunch to eat in the park or go out to lunch afterwards in Kamuela. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and sun protection.

Sign up with leaders Diane Ware (808-967-8642) or assistant leader Keith Neal (808 657-9607) who lives nearby and volunteers in the park, .

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Kealakomo Coastal National Trails Day Hike

Kealakomo Coastal National Trails Day Hike (E/C/F)

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, moderate 3.5 miles

This hike will begin at the Pu’u Loa petroglyph parking off Chain of Craters Rd. We will hike a loop starting on the Apua trail, then cross county to the coastline heading to a Hawaiian site with a pocket beach and palm trees. We will return along the ala loa picturesque coast passing some salt pans used by the Hawaiians. Please wear boots as we are mostly on lava and bring water snacks and sun protection.

Sign up with leader, Diane Ware, 808-967-8642.

Recent Outings:

April 29, 2023 – Escape Road to Puʻu Huluhulu, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

April 22, 2023 – Earth Day Mālama ‘Āina Service, Moku o Kaʻū, South Point area coast

March 25, 2023 – Pu`u O`o Trail Day Hike

March 19, 2023 – Kalopa State Park

January 21, 2023 – Keauhou Ka’u Three Mountain Alliance Service

January 7, 2023 – Onomea Bay Day Hike

November 19, 2022 – Crater Rim Trail (HVNP)

October 22, 2022Whittington/Honuapo Coastal Hike

Sept 10, 2022 – Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Hike (HVNP) Pu’ u Huluhulu and beyond

August 20, 2022 – Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Hike (HVNP) – Kilauea Iki/Byron’s Ledge/Crater Rim

July 9, 2022Pu`uhonua ‘O Honaunau (Refuge) to Ho`okena hike

Onomea Bay hike January 7, 2023                  Courtesy of Mary Marvin Porter

Photo from Honuapo Coastal Hike, Oct 22, 2022

Photo from the Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 outing: Kahalu’u Beach Park Snorkel and Swim 

         Leaders: Rob Culbertson and Diane Ware