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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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Some pain, but lots of gain !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
DaveinIssaquah
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Issaquah, WA

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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 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 23 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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hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Breath taking views on way down the cliffs to the valley. If you have a bad back would not reccomend it as it is very jarring but soooooooo worth it. The guides are so informative told many great stories. The history of Kalepapa spelling is something you do not want to miss

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have wanted to take the mule ride for many years and finally got to go on January 17 2015. We did not stay on Molokai we flew from Maui on Mokulele direct. The scenery was great but that's true every where in Hawaii. The ride is hard both going up and down as the mules are stepping all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

The enthusiasm and welcome of JR and the staff was full of aloha. They were more our friends than guides. Despite a rainy and muddy trail, we were comfortable and well cared-for. the tour of the settlement was fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Unfortunately Buzzy Sproats the founder of the Molokai mule ride has recently passed away from leukemia however his family is doing a spectacular job of continuing the business. The ride was AMAZING! My husband has only been on a horse once but he was put on a sweet gentle mule and he had a great time. The mules are very... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was our top favorite thing to do on Molokai! It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience! My husband and I chose to ride the mules vs hiking or flying and I'm happy with that choice. If you do hike down keep in mind it is the same trail the mules climb up and down(lots of poop!) Once... More 

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Additional Information about Molokai Mule Ride

Address: Address: Hwy 470 (Kalae Hwy) at milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
Phone Number: 808 567 6088
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kalaupapa
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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