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Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
+1 808-567-6802
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Very nice hike

We were hiking and it isn't that bad. If you have no health limitations, you will manage. You don't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Štěpánka Č
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
via mobile
Demanding hike, but worth every bead of sweat

We originally had a booking for a mule ride down to Kalaupapa, but then we were informed (without... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dani-Aloha
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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This historical park was a former leper colony run by Father Damien in the 1930s.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“damien tours” (23 reviews)
“father damien” (43 reviews)
“mule riders” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were hiking and it isn't that bad. If you have no health limitations, you will manage. You don't need that much water with you, as you may refill your bottles down there. We, and some other hikers too, got some missleading info about checking-in...More

Thank Štěpánka Č
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We originally had a booking for a mule ride down to Kalaupapa, but then we were informed (without reason) that we can‘t go down by mule and have to hike. We fortunately decided to do this exhausting (only upwards, downwards was rather easy thanks to...More

Thank Dani-Aloha
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was always something that i wanted to do. My husband and I hiked down during a misty day--the hike was a little slippery but well worth the effort. The trail is well maintained. The visit was a lifetime experience. Our guide reminded us that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful and steep trail leads you to this amazing park at the leper colony. It overlooks the blue ocean and green mountains. Whether you go by hike or mule, you should go. If I hiked, I would go at dusk for the beautiful trail...More

Thank megan g
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Kalaupapa is worth the effort or expense to get there. The history is very interesting and the views are amazing. It’s a tough hike—prepare well for it—but, it is beautiful!

Thank SueVanB2015
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was a nice hike, glad I had my runners on! It was a good trail and interesting sight. Steep drops and tall trees..... It had me thinking what it would be like to get lost overnight there!? The clouds where low and temperature in...More

Thank 555paradise333
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We flew into Kalaupapa with Makani Kai Air from the island of Oahu. They handled all the visitor permits as well as the arrangements for the required guide to meet us at the very small Kalaupapa airport. Possibly the most important fact of the visit...More

2  Thank Jimmarker
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Highly recommend touring Kalaupapa - fascinating and tragic piece of history. We called Father Damien Tours directly to book the tour and hiked down the trail. It took us 90 minutes to get down and a little bit longer on the way back up. The...More

3  Thank BillandJim
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We hiked down and met Father Damien Tours at the bottom. The hike is not so bad, just a bunch of stairs. The trailhead is easy to drive right by! Oddly enough, the trailhead is marked ' Palau state park.' We arrived a little before...More

4  Thank TiffanyinBoston
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Visit on Mondays and Tuesdays because you get the extra treat of a truly incredible music experience as well. Rick the bus driver sang Island songs with the other driver. It was a fabulous experience adding to the touching story of the patients and their...More

2  Thank GitmoGal
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fremantlesydney
25 May 2018|
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Response from Štěpánka Č | Reviewed this property |
One hours and a half down and 1.45 up and we're in normal shape and middle-aged. But we had a great weather.
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Linttravel
1 May 2018|
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Response from megan g | Reviewed this property |
We did the Kalaupapa Guided mule tour with Kalaupapa rare adventure Inc, the father Damien tour
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turneraw
15 April 2018|
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Response from ELFDUDE | Reviewed this property |
It is a challenge for sure! Don’t give up! We called them upon our arrival and had no problem! You can also book the donkeys on the way down👍
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