Nancy D. Brown gives the thumbs up sign while riding a mule in Molokai.
Kalaupapa Rare Adventure Mule Ride, Molokai, Hawaii
I’d seen the bumper sticker, “Wouldn’t You Rather Be Riding a Mule in Molokai?” I’d yet to ride a mule and I hadn’t been to Molokai. On a recent trip to Molokai, Hawaii, I was able to cross these two items off my “must do” travel list. Whether you are a history buff curious to learn about Kalaupapa and Father Damien’s work with the leprosy patients (Hansen’s Disease) or you are an adventure traveler, you must experience the Molokai Mule Ride.
Horseback riding in Molokai
While there are horses and paniolos in Molokai, horseback riding isn’t available to the public. You’ll need to be on island in November for the Molokai Stampede to get your horse fix. Instead, climb aboard a sure-footed mule and ride down the highest sea cliffs in the world. At 1,600 feet, you’ll descend 26 switchbacks to the Kalaupapa valley floor.