Hike & Outings Photos

Mānoa Cliff Trail

9/20/17- Sierra Club Outing Leaders in training organized their first hike to learn about native plants on the Mānoa Cliff Trail. Mahalo to mentor Randy Ching for teaching us about the native and introduced plants commonly found on O‘ahu's trails.
Looking across the Mānoa Valley, which means "wide" or "vast"
Trio of native trees in the plant enclosure: koa, ’ōhi’a lehua, and kokio keokeo (white hibiscus).

Pālehua visit

8/23/2017- exploring sites to build new trails, protect Elepaio, and restore the native forest


Kuli‘ou‘ou Ridge

8/13/2017- Hike led by Colleen Soares


Likeke Falls

7/30/2017- Hike led by Colleen Soares. Photos and captions by Nate Yuen. 

"A nice breeze kept us cool as we started the hike from Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden. We gained a couple hundred feet elevation and hiked towards the Pali Lookout contouring in and out of many gullies."

"It was a beautiful day as we hiked at the foot of the Ko‘olau Mountains overlooking Kaneohe."

"The views of the surrounding landscape was a sight to see, We came across ohia trees as we made our way through uluhe ferns that dominated the trail."

"Likeke Falls is always a delight to see! The man-made waterfall taps crystal clear water from the aquifer within the mountain."

Kealia Trail

7/15/2017- Fun in the Sun at Kealia Trail. Photos by hike leader Dan Anderson.


Pu’u Ma’eli’eli

6/24/17- “I had a great time hiking with the Sierra Club to the bunkers at Pu’u Ma’eli’eli. Many thanks to hike leaders Susan Tom and Curtis Kawamoto for coordinating and leading the hike. We had to take a photo under the old sign. In WWII bunkers were built at Pu’u Ma’eli’eli as part of a coastal defense system. Many bunkers were built around Oahu to defend the island" -Photos and captions from Nate Yuen.

"We hiked through christmas berry trees with lauae and other ferns in the understory. We followed the ridgelines to gain elevation and passed a number of bunkers as we made our way to the top."
"We were awestruck to see Kāneʻohe Bay from the highest point of Pu’u Ma’eli’eli. It was low tide and we could see all the islets, sandbars, reefs, and coral outcrops in the bay."
"The bunker provides a 180 degree view of the entire expanse of Kāneʻohe Bay from Mokapu Penninsula and Coconut Island in the south to Mo’o Kapu O Haloa and Mokoli’i (Chinaman’s Hat) in the north."

"We lingered at the bunkers for quite some time enjoying the cool breeze and incredible view."

"We were reminded to be quiet and in stealth mode when hiking through residentuial neighborhoods — the more silent and unseen you can be the better."

Judd-Nu‘uanu-Pauoa Flats-Pu‘u ‘Ōhi‘a

6/10/17- Photos from hike leaders Susan Tom and Curtis Kawamoto


MCBH Kāne‘ohe Bay

6/10/17- Service Project clearing wetlands of mangrove plants to create habitat for Hawai‘i’s endangered waterbirds. Photos from hike leader Dan Anderson


Paepae o He’eia

5/13/17. Paepae o He’eia Fishpond Service Project. Photos from hike leader Colleen Soares.


Koko Crater Botanical Garden

5/13/17- Photography Hike. Photos by John S.


Ka’ena Point Natural Area Reserve

3/13/17- Ka’ena Point Natural Area Reserve Service Trip. Photos by hike leader Colleen Soares.