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

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One of the highlights of our trip to Molokai

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Vancouver
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Livermore, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I chose to hike down but booked with the Mule Rides!! They were awesome from the very start. The booking experience was so personal with Roy texting me to make sure everything was confirmed. The arrival was handled smoothly and I was sent on my way down the sea cliffs. I was on my own but quickly joined up with... More 

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Huddleston, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Friendly owners and healthy mules...a perfect combination. One thing I look for when I ride anywhere, is that the animals are healthy and well-cared for...these were. The trip was AMAZING!!! The mules were easy to ride and the views were awesome. JR, RJ and the rest of the group were courteous, helpful and informative. We felt like family from the... More 

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