A hike through the beautiful Halawa Valley is one of the many must visit attractions you will find on Molokai. The area is also known as the “cathedral valley,” of Hawaii. Here you will find amazing landscape. This landscape includes distinctive and rare Hawaii plants and flowers. Hidden throughout the valley are ancient places of worship, and the Mooula Falls. The double tiered waterfall is a sightseers dream come true. According to Hawaii’s Official Tourism Site, guided hiking tours are the only way to explore the Halawa Valley.
The Kalaupapa National Historic Park
The Kalaupapa National Historic Park is another attraction that is rated as a must visit by past visitors. It is located along the northern shore of Molokai. Here, you are able to take amazing pictures and learn about the history of Molokai. The Kalaupapa National Historic Park is only accessible by a guided mule ride. The trial is just under three miles long and takes on average 90 minutes. Along the way, you will see breathtaking views of the ocean and ride along the tallest sea cliffs in the United States.
The Waikolu Valley Overlook
The Waikolu Valley Overlook is another must visit on the Molokai Island. The area is only accessible by hiking and a 4-wheel drive vehicle. For that reason, it is advised that you take this into consideration when making reservations for a car rental. When driven to by a 4-wheel drive vehicle, this great Molokai attraction is perfect for individuals of just about any age range. At the main lookout point, you are able to look out into the ocean, and see waterfalls and beautiful sea cliffs.
If you opt for visiting the Waikolu Valley Overlook, you will want to continue on the path to the Kamakou Preserve. The Kamakou Preserve is not located far from Kaunakakai. It has been said that the preserve is left exactly “the way Mother Nature intended.” The Kamakou Preserve is situated on 3,000 acres of beautiful land. Here you will find rare plants that are only home to the Kamakou area. A visit to the Kamakou Preserve is only a small hike and ideal for individuals of most age groups.