Exploring the sea cliffs and sad stories of Molokai

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Exploring the sea cliffs and sad stories of Molokai

Thousands with leprosy once quarantined along dramatic northern shore
The Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai’s northern shore was once home to thousands of people quarantined with leprosy. Their stories are told at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.
Hikers and mule riders can take a trail to Molokai’s Kalaupapa Peninsula. In places, it is possible to catch glimpses of the Pacific Ocean.
Along the trail leading to Molokai’s Kalaupapa Peninsula, hikers and mule riders are immersed in a forest filled with birds and flowers.
A wild goat appears along the trail leading to Molokai’s Kalaupapa Peninsula.

Exploring the sea cliffs and sad stories of Molokai

The Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai’s northern shore was once home to thousands of people quarantined with leprosy. Their stories are told at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.
Hikers and mule riders can take a trail to Molokai’s Kalaupapa Peninsula. In places, it is possible to catch glimpses of the Pacific Ocean.
Along the trail leading to Molokai’s Kalaupapa Peninsula, hikers and mule riders are immersed in a forest filled with birds and flowers.
A wild goat appears along the trail leading to Molokai’s Kalaupapa Peninsula.
If You Go

KALAUPAPA NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK: Visits to the park by the general public are available only by guided tour with permits. www.nps.gov/kala/index.htm.

MAKANI KAI AIR: Tour packages for Kaluapapa, with options including flights, hikes, mule rides. https://makanikaiair.com/damien.php.

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