Riders will feel like Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys) as they ride through old stone corrals where up to 5,000 Hereford cattle were once rounded up after being brought down from the slopes of Mauna Kea. A visit to the rodeo arena and racetrack where Parker Ranch Thoroughbreds were trained and still hold the record for speed is included in the excursion.
Visitors now have a rare opportunity to explore areas of the vast working ranch through rolling green hillsides with majestic Mauna Kea as a backdrop. Visitors learn first-hand about Parker Ranch, with its deep history, beautiful landscapes, stunning vistas, variety of plant life, and may even catch glimpses of pheasant, Francolins, or wild pigs.
Cost is $79.00 per person for each of the two rides offered. Prices are subject to change and do not include Hawaii state tax.
Rides are available two times Mon.-Sat. at 8:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Morning and noon rides are 2 hours duration. Rides all begin at the Blacksmith Shop on Pukalani Road.