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Best trails in Chiang Mai

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Trying to find the best Chiang Mai trails? AllTrails has 75 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mueang Chiang Mai, Mae Rim or Hang Dong, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 40 moderate trails in Chiang Mai ranging from 1.5 to 14.5 miles and from 1,079 to 7,398 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Chiang Mai
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#1 - Doi Suthep Monk Trail
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
A beautiful hike that is mostly shaded. It gets really hot in the middle of the day so try to start early. The temple in the middle of the hike is beautiful and nice for a break before heading up the Show more
#2 - Wat Pha Lat
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Wat Pha Lat is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#3 - Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail
Doi Inthanon National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
NOTE: As of June 2019, this trail is CLOSED from June 1 to October 31. Please note that there is an entrance fee of 300 baht per foreign visitor, 30 baht per car, and 200 baht for a Hmong guide (it Show more
#4 - Wang Bua Ban - Ban Chang Kian Loop
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 7 h 31 m
This is a hard hike, the first 6km is a very steep uphill climb. The next km is an easy downhill trail with a few blown down trees, and a 3Km walk down the road at the end to get back to your startingShow more
#5 - Chang Kian Waterfall
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 43 m
A great trail for beginners, but it is steep in places, and you will need to be careful when you cross the stream twice. If you don't slip your feet will stay dry. It's a really private waterfall, harShow more
#6 - Doi Suthep Loop
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
Doi Suthep Loop is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#7 - Takkatan Caves
Ob Khan National Park
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
This hike is a loop that may cross into overgrown forested areas. As an alternative, hikers may take the northern part of the hike to the cave as a in-and-out instead. Beautiful hike with great views.Show more
#8 - Buddha's Footprint via Buddha's Footprint Trail
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
There is a 20 baht entry fee. Beautiful hike through the Thai Jungle. Starting point at the Doi Pui mountain village in the Doi Suthep mountain next to Chiang Mai. Make sure you have a poncho or someShow more
#9 - Galae Loop
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
Start at Basecamp coffee shop on Suthep Rd. Then walk around the lake at Galae Restaurant to arrive at the trailhead. From there you will hike up to Wat Pha Lat and continue down the lower half of PilShow more
#10 - Huay Tung Tao Circular Hike
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Please note that this hike features varied terrains, including some overgrown areas, jungle, forest, and grassland. Show more
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