Top Ten Hawaii Adventures

Ride Mules on Molokai
By John Penisten

It's no Grand Canyon, but the Molokai Mule Ride to Kalaupapa National Historic Park is a spectacular and unique adventure. Ride a sure-footed mule down some of the highest sea cliffs in the world to the isolated former leper colony at Kalaupapa. Discover and explore the place where Father Damien de Veuster, a hero of Hawaiian history, labored among the outcast lepers in the late 19th century until he succumbed to the disease. The ride up and down the rugged 1,700-foot cliff trail provides spectacular views of Kalaupapa and Molokai's north coast. Hikers can do this trail, too, but it's strenuous, with many steep switchbacks.


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