LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – July 2019

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019

Saturday July 13, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Aloha Maui Hikers-

We hope you will be able to join us on July 13th as we hike:

The Polipoli State Recreation Area:
Redwood, Plum and Haleakala Loop Trails


Meet at 8:30 am to carpool from the Starbucks Parking Lot (by old Lowe’s)

If you have an SUV or 4WD, please bring it along to help carpool! We will leave the parking lot by 8:45 am. If upcountry folks want to meet us along the way, we will stop at Rice Park at 9:15am on the way and meet you there. We will plan to leave the park by 9:30. Please email to let us know if you plan to meet us there.

Trail Length: 4+/- miles.
Difficulty: Moderate (3.5 of 5)
Terrain: Mountain forest
Elevation Gain: 300 ft
Park Name: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
Time: We should complete this hike around 1pm.

Route: Trail starts at Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area at 6,200` elevation, winds through stands of redwood and other conifers, past Tie Trail junction and down to the old ranger`s cabin at 5,300`. The trail passes alternatively through rough cinders, native scrub brush, grassy swales and a planted forest of pines, eucalyptus and other tree species. At the trail`s end is the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a three-way junction, the beginning point for both the Plum Trail and the Boundary Trail. Several plum and other fruit trees can be found in this old camp area.

Directions: From Kahului, we will take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the second junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 for about 0.3 mile, then right on Waipoli Road. This becomes Polipoli Access Road at the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400’ elevation, where the pavement ends.
This is a non-sponsored hike. Each hiker accepts full responsibility for their safety.
If separated call our cell: 870.2564.

2019 Hike Plan (This calendar may change as we find new adventures!):

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

Remember:  These hikes are unsponsored. Everyone who hikes takes responsibility for their own safety by participating.

We look forward to seeing you hiking!

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