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Molokai Mule Ride

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Hwy 470 At Milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
+1 808-567-6088
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55th Birthday Bucket List Mule Ride

Four of us got up early to arrive by 0745 for the ride. The Ride Leaders did not show till 0800... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Highlight of our visit

This mule trip down to Kalaupapa National Historic Park was the highlight of our visit to Molokai... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hwy 470 At Milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
+1 808-567-6088
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us got up early to arrive by 0745 for the ride. The Ride Leaders did not show till 0800. Also it's on the left going up the road to the park entrance - old barn like structure and they will not open the...More

Thank 69ashe69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This mule trip down to Kalaupapa National Historic Park was the highlight of our visit to Molokai. The history of the settlement is fascinating to hear once you reach the official tour bus, but the guides for the mule ride added their own personal touch....More

Thank AB4415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had wanted to take this mule ride for many years, considering it a bucket list item. We found this experience to be exhilarating and at the same time cause great apprehension. The trail is 3.2 miles down with 26 switchbacks and a 1700’ elevation...More

2  Thank tom r
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time. The mules were sure footed, the mule skinners were amusing and friendly. The scenery was beautiful. We are in out 60’s and would do it again.

1  Thank Jo P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This ride is fantastic but not for the faint of heart! The trail is narrow, rocky and steep. Some of the people on my ride had very limited (or no) riding experience and were quite shaken up by the trip down. I have ridden all...More

1  Thank cseideloh
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is NOT for the faint of heart. Even experienced riders will find this ride challenging, but it's so worth it. Lean back, hold on, and let your mule do what he does. The ride down is STEEP! There are crazy turns (26 switchbacks) and...More

2  Thank MonikaMatthews
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This mule ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Michelle and Dusty, guides of the mule ride, led our group of 5 from the top of the pali down 26 switchbacks for 3-1/2 miles to Kalaupapa and back up again. Dusty played his ukulele and sang Hawaiian...More

1  Thank nursejack
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This one of the highlights of our two week return trip to the islands. Brandi and family do an excellent job of teaching and entertaining. The mules were great. The views breath taking. The tour of the colony was historical, heart breaking but inspirational.

Thank shiftchick
Reviewed 30 August 2017

My family of four went on the Molokai Mule Ride to Kalauppa on August 19, 2017. I was pretty nervous because of a review a couple of days earlier alerting us to a possible safety issue with the mules. Our experience was nothing but positive....More

1  Thank KathieG2017
Reviewed 14 August 2017

PSA for prospective visitors: I booked a mule tour for my mom and me to visit Kalaupapa several months prior to our visit to Molokai in August 2017. We had a Saturday tour scheduled, and at 11:00 pm on Thursday night we received an email...More

3  Thank katiec1187
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Andrea R
12 May 2017|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
We flew Mokulele from Maui (main airport) to Molokai but it was very early in the morning. Little Cessna we were the only passengers. I think it was $50 per person one way. Good luck.. mule ride was fantastic!!
Laura Lynne T
8 January 2017|
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Response from Tina571 | Reviewed this property |
While I did the mule ride my husband took the van tour by himself. No one else had signed up so we opted to have him pay for two and just go by himself. Found the 1:1 experience to be worth the extra cost and otherwise he... More