LGBT & Friends Christmas Morning Hike

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018

Tuesday December 25, 2018 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mele Kalikimaka Hikers!

Please join us for our 3rd Annual Christmas Morning Hike to La Perouse!  It’s an amazing way to start the Holiday and as you know – La Perouse never disappoints!  Wear your best Santa Hat and let’s celebrate the morning together!


La Perouse Bay on Maui is located on the southwest corner of the island, and is an incredibly beautiful location for swimming, snorkeling and hiking in the early hours of the day. The La Perouse Bay was named after the French explorer Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Perouse, who mapped the area in 1786.   According to legend, the bay was once haunted by Huaka I po or the Night Marchers who caused mischief at night.  It is absolutely beautiful — bring your phone/camera!

Meet At:  8:30am  at the Starbucks Parking Area near Safeway off Piilani Hwy

Bring:   Hat & Sunscreen, Water/Sports drink and a Snack (and maybe a candy cane!)

Wear:   Hiking shoes or good sneakers (no slippers, etc. — The A’a lava here can be pretty sharp.)

Difficulty:  2.75/3 of 5

Directions to Trail Head

Take Kihei Road (31) going south past Makena State Park.   From there we continue 5 miles through the Ahini-Kinau Natural Area Reserve to La Perouse Bay.   Park where the road ends.  We’ll meet at marked trailhead south side of the parking lot.

Length:  Our path will take us 2+/- miles each way – total 4+/- miles.

We’ll start on the Hoapili Trail (King’s Trail). Then after a mile or so on the King’s Trail we will head toward Lighthouse Point and continue our hike along the ocean. For those of you who hiked this trail with us in the past, you’ll remember that along the way there is a ocean wave fed pool that some hikers enjoyed. We’ll take a break there before hiking down to the coral beach and vibrant salt ponds. This year we will be heading back along through the “lava stairs” and then back to the formal Kings Trail to the parking area.

This is always one of our most talked about hikes.
We will be back at the La Perouse parking area before 12:00 (noon).

We hope to see you on Christmas morning!

Happy Holidays!

2019 Hike Plan
(This calendar may change as we find new adventures!):
February 9         Makawao Forest Reserve Hike
March 9              13 Crossings Hike
April 13               Halemau’u – The Switchbacks!
May 11                  Waihe’e Ridge Trail
June 8                  Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike
July 13                  Poli Poli Forest Trails
August 10             Iao Table Lands Trail
September 14       Kapalua Coastal Trail
October 12            Special Pride Hike: LA PEROUSE!
November 9         Kahakuloa Ridge Hike
December 14        Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike + Holiday Lunch

This is an unsponsored hike. Each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety by participating in the hike.

We hope to see you Hiking!

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