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Molokai Mule Ride

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Address: Hwy 470 (Kalae Hwy) at milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
Phone Number: 808 567 6088
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Horseback riding
Description: A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.

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I was a little hesitant at first, especially with the hefty price tag, but very glad after completing it. The staff are cheerful and very helpful. The mules know exactly what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was a little hesitant at first, especially with the hefty price tag, but very glad after completing it. The staff are cheerful and very helpful. The mules know exactly what they're doing - you can basically just sit and take pictures. It can be a little nerve-wracking, especially when the trail is narrow and steep, but we all came... More 

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Worcester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When I tried to book the mule ride, our date was sold out, but was told we could hike the same trail. The journey was amazing!. It was funny - I thought we'd have a guide or printed instructions, but it was "Go up the road, go around the marked fence and start hiking and make sure you are down... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trail is part of the national park and, unfortunately, is not well maintained. It was washed out in many places with deep holes and a few low branches. It was good to learn that grant money was coming in to repair the trail. The trail guides were very good. No safety helmet is provided so you may want to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I came with a friend in March, did the tour had an amazing experience! Decided to bring my husband for the same experience and was VERY disappointed. The 3 guides we had (Audrey, DJ, and one other ) were not pleasant, rarely spoke, didn't say anything about the area were we hiking down, and to top it off DJ was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was so much fun, on the way down the trail it was a little scary but not to bad, took about an hour to get down the bottom. From there we got on a big yellow school bus and took a tour of the colony stopping at various places of importance ( churches, memorials etc) some of the stops... More 

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Issaquah, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is not hard to ride a mule along a flat trail, but it is hard to ride a mule up and down a steep trail with lots of switchbacks. Hey, for someone who does not ride, it is hard on your legs just straddling a mule that long. If I had better knees and the trail was dry, I... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

If you don't like a challenge, are skiddish about being along cliffs or at heights; don't take this trip. But if you are up for an adventure, then try it! The mules are so very sure footed, no need to fear. The guides were very responsible and pleasant. Once at the bottom of the mountain, you take the Damien Tour,... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We planned this trip several months before coming to Molokai and are very glad we did. My husband and I are in our mid-sixtys and not equestrians, so the ride was challenging, but we both felt pleased with ourselves for doing it. The staff were helpful and encouraging. Things were a little disorganized once we reached Kalaupapa but in the... More 

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Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After reading the novel, Molokai, my dream was to visit Kalaupaupa. I based my entire Molokai experience around the mule ride and I was not disappointed. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperative the day of my ride. It was pouring rain, but we were given the opportunity to opt out if we wished. Not one person bailed, and I never... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I researched this activity with two friends and we decided to Fly early morning from Maui (Mokulele Airlines) ,leave 6:25am, arrive 6:50am (Must do this flight) rent a car (Alamo) , have early breakfast (Kualapu'u Cookhouse) , this is 4 miles from Mule Stables, do Mule ride to Kalaupapa and then after Mule ride (around 3:30. explore Kaunakakai, for a... More 

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