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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enthralling view of the Kalaupapa peninsula, which being so remote and hard to reach, served as a colony for sufferers of Hansen's disease (lepresy) during the 19th and 20th centuries. There are signs along the overlook ridge that tell the history, though these are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Yoav G
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Had perfect weather driving up to the overlook, viewing the settlement, and taking photos. Wanted to make the trip down, but didn't know you needed a permit, that it was 3.5 miles down, and of course back up, and that that a slide had closed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 522joannea
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Awesome site. A very short walk to see the view. Makes a great photo stop. Parking is free and easy.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TataandPapa
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We attempted the visit twice, the first time a dense fog prohibited any viewing of the the peninsula. On the second visit we were able to see the small community and airstrip. Unfortunately, we did not have binoculars to identify the different buildings, but we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nan0u8
Reviewed March 21, 2019

This was one of my top destinations to see on Molokai, and it did not disappoint. Molokai is part of Maui County, but the geographically isolated Kalawao/Kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore is its own county entity. It's the only county in the USA that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

This overlook is very easy to get to. A short walk from the parking area. It gives a nice view down into Kalaupapa (bring binoculars for even better view).

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tracey767
Reviewed February 17, 2019

The Kalaupapa peninsula is relatively low, but come up against a terrifically steep cliff (~1600 ft high). Overlooking it you can see the village, the whole peninsula and more or less make out the old volcano cone. Access to peninsula is restricted, but now is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tak309
Reviewed January 18, 2019

Must see for the awesome view of the colony and highest sea cliffs in the world. A short walk to the overlook and a short hike to the Phallic Rock. If you are unable to secure a guided trip to the colony, this is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erlinda C
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We took this view after visiting the valley by plane earlier in the day and it gave a great additional perspective.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fabio6223
Reviewed January 7, 2019

There were about 12 in our group. Five of us hiked and the rest rode mules. It was a two hour down hike and four hours up, for us. We're in our 50s and only mild hikers. But, we made it and enjoyed the journey.

Date of experience: June 2018
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