LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – March 2018
Aloha Maui Hikers-
We hope you will be able to join us on March 10th as we hike:
Makamakaole Stream “13 Crossings”
Where: Past Waihe’e and before Kahakuloa on Highway 340
Length: 2.5+/- Miles (Round Trip) + 1 mile
Time: 3 hours +/-
Difficulty: 3 of 5 (5 being most difficult)
Elevation: 813 ft
Parking: Very Limited along road (we will need to car pool)
We will meet at 8:30am at the Starbucks parking lot at the Queen Kaahumanu Mall and then carpool from there. There is VERY LITTLE Parking at the trailhead so we will want to carpool as much as we can. We will leave the parking lot by 8:45am and be at the Trailhead by 9:15 am.
The Makamakaole Stream runs down the north slope of West Maui, one of the least developed regions of our island.
This hike is nicknamed “13 Crossings,” because that is the number of times the trail crosses the stream through a bamboo forest before the trail ends at a waterfall. We are told there is a second waterfall (to the left – where we normally take a right at the fork along the river). This time we’re going to find it together! Come along for the adventure!
The trail head is located 8/10 mile west of mile marker 7 on highway 340 (except Mile markers “6” and “7” are often reported as missing — so we need to drive 2.8 miles past mile marker “5” on highway 340). There is room for 2-3 cars to park right at the entrance to the trail head 3 cars about 100 feet before and 3 cars 100 feet after the trailhead.
We are told that the GPS noted the coordinates for this “parking location” as: N 20 57.500 W156 32.085 (elevation 813 ft.) for anyone interested
2018 Hiking Schedule:
(This calendar may change as we find new adventures!)
April 14 La Perouse Bay Hike
May 12 Waihe’e Ridge Trail
June 19 Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike
July 14 Poli Poli Forest Trails
August 11 Iao Table Lands Trail
September 8 Kapalua Coastal Trail
October 6 Special Pride Hike: The Pali Hike (The Wind Turbines Hike)
October 13 Waihou Springs
November 11 Kahakuloa Ridge Hike or Halemau’u (The Switch backs)
December 8 Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike & Holiday Lunch
These hikes are unsponsored. Each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety by participating in the hike.
We hope to see you Hiking!