Molokai: Kalaupapa Trail

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Molokai: Kalaupapa Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kalaupapa, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2185 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

8 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

You have to book this through Damien Tours to do this hike. $80 gets you the permit to hike and includes the tour through Kalawao County (the preserved colony).

Really beautiful coastal hike through a series of switchbacks along the northern coast of Molokai. The trail ends at a secluded beach giving you a great perspective of Molokai's massive sea cliffs (largest in the world!) and the northern coast. Has a similar feel to some of the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. Definitely worth the entry fee in my opinion!

For more on my adventure here, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/06/14/Kalaupapa-Trail---Molokai

horseback riding
1 month ago

The mule tour is fantastic! We could not have managed that hike on our own. The views are breathtaking.

2 months ago

3 months ago

hikes in and out for a Damian tour. Down wasnt to bad and we were able to stay ahead of the mules. going back up at the end of the day was a different story. tip stay ahead of the mules! the scenery is spectacular.

backpacking
3 months ago

I know folks that work down in Kalaupapa so was able to tour on vehicle and stayed at their homes during the day.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Friday, July 01, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Awesome day hiking to the historical Kalaupapa and visiting the beautiful homeland of 9 remaining patients formerly affected by Hansen's disease.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

hiking
Sunday, October 28, 2012

A world-class jaunt down the tallest sea cliffs on earth.