Molokai Mule Ride
The Molokai Mule Ride located in the cool Molokai uplands, a pack of mules prepare for the day’s ride down to the world’s most unique and formerly forbidden village of Kalaupapa. The journey begins from the Mule Barn with a mule guide briefing. You’ll learn your mule’s name and the Mule Skinners (guides) will teach you how to ride and control the mules. No worries, these mules are personally trained by company owner Buzzy Sproat. Well known in the Hawaii Rodeo circuit, Buzzy is also considered one of Hawaii’s foremost experts on Mules.
You will be riding down 1,700 feet of the most spectacular as well as the highest sea cliffs in the world Molokai Sea Cliffs (recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records). The Molokai Mule Ride is located on the central northern coast of the island of Molokai, some of the more remote areas of this park include rare native habitat for several endangered endemic Hawaiian plants and animals. The boundless beauty you will experience as you traverse down the 2.9 mile trail, with 26 switchbacks, leaves most folks absolutely speechless.
Upon arriving in Kalaupapa, you’ll be met by your Damien Tours guide and for the next few hours you’ll experience one of Hawaii’s most remarkable tours, in a community hidden from the world for so many years. You will learn about the leper colony, its people, Father Damien, incredible tales of struggle and human suffering, along with stories of courage and love.
You can learn more at www.muleride.com