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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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Will take your breath away

I am so glad my husband scheduled this trip!! The family that runs this is amazing! Very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roni S
Warrenton, Virginia
via mobile
Might be Better to Hike Without the Mules

After hearing about Kalaupapa for many years, I was excited to finally get there. It’s now a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Los Gatos, California
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A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hwy 470 At Milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
Hwy 470 At Milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
+1 808-567-6088
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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

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 21 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 17 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is NOT for the faint of heart. Even experienced riders will find this ride challenging, but it's so worth it. Lean back, hold on, and let your mule do what he does. The ride down is STEEP! There are crazy turns (26 switchbacks) and...More

2  Thank MonikaMatthews
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This mule ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Michelle and Dusty, guides of the mule ride, led our group of 5 from the top of the pali down 26 switchbacks for 3-1/2 miles to Kalaupapa and back up again. Dusty played his ukulele and sang Hawaiian...More

1  Thank nursejack
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This one of the highlights of our two week return trip to the islands. Brandi and family do an excellent job of teaching and entertaining. The mules were great. The views breath taking. The tour of the colony was historical, heart breaking but inspirational.

Thank shiftchick
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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
7 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