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King's Trail Rides

81-6420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
(808)323-2388
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Ranked #11 of 20 Attractions in Kealakekua
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a family owned and run business. We do not ride horses, but wanted to try it out. We arrived and met Eric and the three horses that would be taking the three of us on this trip. My wife and I had a private experience with a guide! We felt safe at all times and Eric was an... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We spent about a week on the Big Island. The trail ride was a birthday gift from my husband...who required a lot of persuading!!! He complained to everyone about having to go on the ride. Eric took us down the 'king's trail' and told stories the whole time. We really admired how he kept stopping to pick up garbage that... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I can agree with all the reviews here! 6 of us too the trail ride down the "kings' Trail" to the ocean front. This had to be the most memorable even of our 2 week trip on the Big Island. Erik was the guide. Very knowledgeable, environmentally conscious and super friendly. Very patient with the kids. All the horses were... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My fiancé and I visited the Big Island at the end of November, 2012 and one thing I really wanted to enjoy was a day of horseback riding. I found this family-run business through a guide book, checked them out online and booked a ride for the two of us. I talked with Sally on the phone prior to our... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This was definitely the highlight of our trip. My husband and I took the ride down the train with Erik, who was the kindest, most interesting person we met while visiting. He made sure that we were comfortable on our horses, and made sure that he paced accordingly. We were able to do some of the best snorkeling we had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This small family operation is a nice change from the typical tourist traps in Hawaii. You can tell that this family loves what they do, take great care of their horses, and know a lot about the local culture and history. My husband and I booked a ride with them in May 2012. we were the only ones on the... More

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

i live in captain cook and i did the trail ride for the first time 3 years ago and i had a blast. so when my parents were in town for a visit last week and looking for something to do, i suggested we do the kings' trail horseback ride....and we had a blast! my parents loved it, and i... More

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nyc
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

My girlfriend and I did this ride a week or so ago. If you're the kind of traveler that wants to support local run business, work with excellent staff, and have a truly one-of-a-kind experience, please seek out Eric and his trail ride. As a non-rider, the horses were extremely sure-footed and at ease throughout the entire experience. Eric was,... More

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vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

3 of us went on this tour in April. Family is very friendly and helpful. Had so much fun with Eric as our guide. Horses are well taken care of and in decent shape. You can tell the family loves there work and their animals. Learned alot about the island, got to taste some fruit on the ride, even got... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

In one word, AWESOME. If I ever go back to Hawaii, I would do this again in a heart-beat. What else could you want; horseback riding along the King’s trail, snorkeling and a light lunch. What an experience and made more remarkable due to our guide, Eric. His stories of the area’s historical significance and knowledge on a variety of... More

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