Over the summer, SGDs will be holding several group dog adventure hikes in West Maui. These hikes are intended to help in training and socialization. Don’t worry if your dog isn’t great around others yet, these events will give us the opportunity to work on your training. Dogs must be up-to-date on all shots including Parvo & Distemper. Dogs must be relatively social and friendly around other dogs and people, and be under control by the owner or handler. Please bring plenty of water for yourself and your dog, and sunblock if you need it. We also recommend having high value treats on hand for training. Dogs must be leashed at the beginning of all hikes. Off leash will be granted based on each dog’s obedience level. A long line is recommended if your dog is still working on socialization or Recall.
During the second half of each hike, we will stop to practice our Sit-Stay-Look from a distance for our upcoming Summer Pawlooza Training and Photo Shoot Competition. Please contact us directly to participate in any Dog Adventure Hike. Updates and cancellations will be posted on our Instagram Page.
Please be ON TIME to participate in any group adventure. Hikes START at the listed time.
Monday May 10th, 7:30-8:45am. LOCATION: Kapalua Village Trails.
Kapalua Village Trails offer many different paths for hiking. Hike Terrain: On this day we will be taking the trail up towards the pond at the top. This hike includes a lot of steep terrain with partial shade. Directions: We will meet at the back side entrance of these trails. Take the highway North to Kapalua. Turn left onto Office Road. From Office Road, turn right onto Village Road (just past the old Taverna restaurant). Stay on this road (do not park in the lot here). This road curves to the left, then goes down and curves back to the right. Take this road all the way around the curve to the end of the road. Park in the last lot near the golf course offices (red building: 200 Village Road).
Saturday May 22nd, 4:30-6pm. LOCATION: Maui Prep Trails
These trails go around Maui Preparatory Academy, (4910 Honoapiilani Hwy). Hike Terrain: This hike is mostly even ground with a few inclines and will be mostly sunny with little to no shade along the way. Remember to bring water for both you and your dog. Directions: Take the highway North to Napili. Turn right at Napilihau Street. Take the next right (past the farmers market). Drive up towards Maui Prep school. Park in the lot just outside the gate of Maui Prep. We will meet in this parking lot.
CANCELLED–Wednesday May 26th, 4:30-6pm. LOCATION: Lipoa Point
These trails go along old pineapple roads off of Honolua Bay. Hike Terrain:. This hike has mostly even ground and will be very sunny with little to no shade. This is an easy hike, but will be hot. The trails run along open fields on one side, with the ocean on the other side. Dogs loving running through the open grass. Directions: Take the highway North past Honolua Bay. There will be a wide red dirt road on the left, between mile markers 33 and 34. The highway curves to the right at the turnoff. Take this road (surfer’s road) ALL the way to the end. We will meet at the very end of this road and begin our hike here.
Monday May 31st, 7:30-8:45am. LOCATION: Launiupoko Trail
Hike Terrain: This trail is even and flat with very little inclines. The trail is extremely sunny with little to no shade along the way. Directions: For this hike we will meet at the Trail head in Launiupoko. Take Kai Hele Ku Street into Launiupoko. Go past the round about (continue straight on Kai Hele Ku Street). There is parking off the street at the main entrance to the hike. We will meet here.
Face Masks WILL BE required for all SGDs Summer Pawlooza activities and events (check our FAQs Page for current Covid restrictions). Starting Wednesday May 26th, participants that are at least 2 weeks past their second Covid vaccination shot may remove their mask for hikes. Proof of vaccinations IS REQUIRED to do so. (Please bring your vaccination card or a picture of your card). All other participants will be required to wear their face mask as usual.