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Molokai Mule Ride

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Address: Hwy 470 (Kalae Hwy) at milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.

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I have to admit I was a little nervous about the ride down when I first saw the online reviews. I haven't been in a saddle in over 25 years and I was concerned about that the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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United States
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to admit I was a little nervous about the ride down when I first saw the online reviews. I haven't been in a saddle in over 25 years and I was concerned about that the narrow switchbacks and steep grade of the cliff. I was assigned the most unique and beautiful mule who is half is half Appaloosa... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Broke my back in two places after getting thrown...MMR was found guilty. Not trust worthy! Other accidents also...like a guide getting thrown! Just saying....

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I am just back from a week in Honolulu, and made the time to do a "bucket list" check off by taking a day trip to Molokai. In checking what was available to get to Kalaupapa Valley and the former leper colony, I jumped at the idea of the Kalaupapa Mule Ride. This is a full day, and one not... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This attraction is not for the faint of heart. Not knowing how to ride is okay, the mules do all the work, you just need to be able to sit without falling off. Our tour guides gave us a great rundown of safety rules and assigned us our mules according to size. All the mules are great, and it's a... More 

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3 Thank Majickl27
San Diego, California
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I grew up hearing about the colony of Hansen disease patients on the wind swept peninsula of Kalaupapa, so I was grateful to learn that there was a way to visit. Descending the 1,700 foot steep sea cliffs was no problem on my sure-footed mule, Stripes. The mule skinners kept a close eye on their charges. The peninsula tour focused... More 

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Milwaukee
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

As others has said this is a good ride. We're in our 60's and had sore butts for two days. There are only about 10 mules going, so book early. It's closed on Sundays.

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3 Thank wa9zug
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We arrived early for our day on the mules and were able to see the mule skinners preparing the various animals for the day. We enjoyed watching the animals be saddled and visiting with the young men as they worked. Micah came out and gave us all the paperwork because the usual person that does this job was running late.... More 

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3 Thank Rob B
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A once in a lifetime experience! The staff were helpful and reassuring, but the star of the show was my mule Tita! She was a beautiful, strong, good natured beast who took a very nervous person, me, on her back and carried me all the way down to Kalaupapa and back up again with steady footing and calmness. When we... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

As someone who has never ridden a horse before, let alone a mule - I was a bit hesitant going into the experience. However, once I learned to trust my mule - I had an excellent time. You can't beat the incredible view you get going down the cliffs and to do it by mule is such a unique experience.... More 

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Paris, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The ride was a great adventure. But something that happened on the way back up left me very upset as well as others on the ride. One of the guides (Micha) stopped and took a baby goat from its family. These goats roam free around the area. The family of goats were obviously very upset as they cried out and... More 

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