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Molokai Mule Ride

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We booked the mule ride months ago for the first week of January. They called us a few days ahead... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Neenah, Wisconsin

After the ride getting canceled due to weather while sitting on our mules 9 years ago let's try... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa L
Middle River, Maryland
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A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.
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Hwy 470 At Milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked the mule ride months ago for the first week of January. They called us a few days ahead and said that one of the bridges on the trail has washed out and the trail was closed. They offered us the plane ride option...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fabio6223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the ride getting canceled due to weather while sitting on our mules 9 years ago let's try again. If you tend to drive yourself don't make the mistake we did. They weren't located in the same place they were 9 years ago and you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed November 30, 2018

My sisters and me, all in our early 60s, decided to take the mule trip down to Kalaupapa and it was a trip of a life time! Yes, it's steep and narrow over rocky terrain, but our mules were sure-footed and calm and the views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to do the ride after a dry spell on a spectacular day. The ride down the 1700 foot cliff was mostly in the shade. The mules really appeared to be happy healthy animals and felt very trustworthy and sure footed. I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ge0m0m
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive about riding a mule but hiking was out of the question and the plane ride was much too expensive. Even if you are a hiker I would reconsider. The trail is treacherous. Why would you want to walk 2 hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) thoroughly enjoyed this trip down & up (1600 ft) from Pala au State Park to Kalaupapa down the sheer cliff via 26 switchbacks. This trip was absolutely amazing with unbelievable views and stories from the Paniolos....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cori L
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

spectacular location and views. challenging hike so make sure you are prepared and have plenty of water. disappointed at lunch not turning up until 2pm which made tour guide draw out what should have been 2hrs to 4hrs, leaving just 2 hours to walk back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Peta S
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Have you seen a rodeo bucking bull competition? Now imagine riding that bull down a STEEP CLIFF for 1.5 hours! That's what this mule ride feels like. I don't get all the positive reviewers. Did you all actually ride the mule? The path is extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DallasCowboy33
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I went on the mule ride with my younger cousin (40-ish) and sister-in-law (50-ish) and my sister (65-ish). I'm almost 70. The two younger ones thoroughly enjoyed the ride--number one and two respectively on their all-time favorite experiences. My sister and I enjoyed the gorgeous...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank F7735ZPpamelad
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We did this in June 2018. A little scary at times, and we were sore afterwards (not regular horse/mule riders) but the views and the experience more than make up for it. Not only is there the very cool experience of riding the mules both...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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November 12, 2018|
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Response from tinalit | Reviewed this property |
I loved the mule ride, but some in our group felt it was pretty rough. You have to brace yourself some, so it's not as hard on the knees as the hike but obviously easier than the plane.
June 15, 2018|
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Response from megan g | Reviewed this property |
I was there at the end of April after news had been released of the closure. They still did the ride, but they had to have a trailer deliver the mules to the trail.
Andrea R
May 12, 2017|
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Response from cactus140 | Reviewed this property |
Try Makani Kai air, they have several flights from Maui to Molokai each day.