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Molokai Mule Ride

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Hwy 470 At Milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
+1 808-567-6088
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HIking to and from Kalaupap

Spent a beautiful day hiking, and touring Kalaupapa. The trails are easy to follow, but please be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pentwater, Michigan
Mule Ride Into Kalaupapa

This was quite an adventure! The entire day was an experience that I will never forget. Our mule... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN
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A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hwy 470 At Milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
+1 808-567-6088
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a beautiful day hiking, and touring Kalaupapa. The trails are easy to follow, but please be aware that they are strenuous. They mentioned that the trail is usually wet due to the rain they experience daily but we were lucky to have fairly dry...More

Thank seesyrek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was quite an adventure! The entire day was an experience that I will never forget. Our mule skinner leader, Audrey was a wonderful teacher and narrator! The mule's are gentle creatures that know exactly what they are doing. I was apprehensive about trying this...More

Thank Sandykj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say that we were very disappointed with our day at Kalaupapa. We had been wanting to go to Kalaupapa for seven years and our visit was a big disappointment! Going down walking was good. My husband hiked back and it was fine....More

3  Thank Carole R
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I am so glad my husband scheduled this trip!! The family that runs this is amazing! Very friendly, very helpful! This will easily be an experience you will not forget! The views were breathtaking (despite the rainy weather and I can only imagine what it...More

Thank Roni S
Reviewed 16 December 2017

After hearing about Kalaupapa for many years, I was excited to finally get there. It’s now a national park with limited access. That means you can’t just hike to Kalaupapa on your own, you must be part of an organized tour. If you are staying...More

1  Thank DigitalRabbit
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Four of us got up early to arrive by 0745 for the ride. The Ride Leaders did not show till 0800. Also it's on the left going up the road to the park entrance - old barn like structure and they will not open the...More

Thank 69ashe69
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This mule trip down to Kalaupapa National Historic Park was the highlight of our visit to Molokai. The history of the settlement is fascinating to hear once you reach the official tour bus, but the guides for the mule ride added their own personal touch....More

Thank AB4415
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We had wanted to take this mule ride for many years, considering it a bucket list item. We found this experience to be exhilarating and at the same time cause great apprehension. The trail is 3.2 miles down with 26 switchbacks and a 1700’ elevation...More

2  Thank tom r
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time. The mules were sure footed, the mule skinners were amusing and friendly. The scenery was beautiful. We are in out 60’s and would do it again.

1  Thank Jo P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This ride is fantastic but not for the faint of heart! The trail is narrow, rocky and steep. Some of the people on my ride had very limited (or no) riding experience and were quite shaken up by the trip down. I have ridden all...More

1  Thank cseideloh
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Andrea R
12 May 2017|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
We flew Mokulele from Maui (main airport) to Molokai but it was very early in the morning. Little Cessna we were the only passengers. I think it was $50 per person one way. Good luck.. mule ride was fantastic!!
Laura Lynne T
8 January 2017|
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Response from Tina571 | Reviewed this property |
While I did the mule ride my husband took the van tour by himself. No one else had signed up so we opted to have him pay for two and just go by himself. Found the 1:1 experience to be worth the extra cost and otherwise he... More