Hike for Artists – HR Pu’u Pahu Reserve


Let East Maui Watershed Partnership take you into Maui’s natural environment and introduce you to Maui’s native Species including plants, birds, and insects.  Find inspiration on one of our hikes to create you next masterpiece and enter it into Maui’s only annual native species juried exhibition Mālama Wao Akua 2017!

On this hike you will go through subalpine shrublands until we will arrive at Pohakuokala Gulch inside Haleakala Ranch’s Puʻu Pahu Reserve. As we make our way up the gulch on an intermittent-dry riverbed we will be treated with views of native species that have made this place their home like ōhiʻa, aʻaliʻi, and iliahi. Hike is moderate, 3mi round trip journey with no defined trail on uneven ground and rock at elevation.

  • Registration is required by calling 573-6999 or e-mailing pr@eastmauiwatershed.org
  • Hikes will meet in Pukalani by Longs in the back parking lot
  • Extra time is made for photography and sketching, so bring your supplies!
  • Hikers must bring: Water, sunglasses/hat, sunscreen, rain gear, snacks or lunch, backpack to carry it all in  and sturdy closed toes shoes.

Please be advised that hikers should not wear or bring any shoes, clothing or backpacks that have traveled to Hawai’i Island within the past 6 months. This is due to a deadly fungus called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is devastating native ʻŌhiʻa forests on the Big Island. For more information on this devastating fungus, please visit www.rapidohiadeath.org