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Hiking Molokai

June 18, 2013
 
Halawa Valley in MolokaiThe varied terrain of Molokai offers ideal hiking in the beautiful Hawaiian landscape of the island as well as the opportunity to hike in two unique and historic places.

Halawa Valley has the earliest recorded information in Hawaii which can be dated back to 650AC. In this remote valley on Molokai’s East End, a guided hike will take you through this historic and lush green valley as the sounds of two waterfalls add a natural symphony to your journey. Your guide may even be Uncle Pilipo who was born and raised in Halawa Valley and shares stories of growing up there, the morning of the 1946 tsunami and the valley today. This valley is seeped in nature, history and beauty and awaits your visit.

Kalaupapa on MolokaiA place where two saints devoted their lives, Kalaupapa is now a state park with guided tours that share the history of the peninsula and those who were sent there, as well as the breathtaking beauty of this remote and isolated section of Hawaii. Make a reservation and after obtaining a permit at the Mule Ride stables in the morning, start hiking the 3.2 mile trail down to the peninsula, stopping along the way to take photos of the panoramic view seen at every turn. Damien Tours will meet you at the bottom of the trail, along with the mule riders, to tour you around the peninsula. After the tour, enjoy the beauty of the climb back up the trail as you again view the beautiful Kalaupapa Peninsula and the breathtaking sea cliffs, the tallest in the world.

by Wendy on June 18, 2013