Explore the most popular birding trails in Chiang Mai with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I did much longer, 10 km more. You can many paths . some of them disappear, so you need to use GPS constantly. make more interesting

Would not recommend this one. Let me explain why.

First, it's not easy to reach. To get to the starting point (and on your way back) you'll need to drive about 15 km of uphill dirt road. We've made it on a Honda Click but for comfort and safety it's better to ride a jeep or an off-road motorbike. Driving this road is actually fun but it doesn't have anything to do with hiking.

Second, the track is really secluded. If anything happens the only civilization within 20 km radius is the small hill tribe village where the track starts.

Third, the trail is barely seen and never was marked so it's easy to lose and after dark nearly impossible to find.

Fourth, the forest in the first half of the
trail is not too picturesque, does not offer any views and has swarms of insects flying into your eyes and face.

We had to turn back halfway as reaching the starting point by the dirt road took much more than expected so we were short on time. Possibly the views near the Doi Chom Hot mountain top are rewarding enough to justify time spent to reach it. But unless you're an off-road driving fan you better consider climbing the mountain from the West.

on Chang Kian Waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

Really lovely hike to two different waterfalls. No one else on the trail that day. I would not rate this as an easy hike though; I think it should be moderate as the trail is not well marked, it is overgrown with bushes and there is a fair amount elevation gain.

hiking
4 months ago

it's a nice and peaceful trail. went there on a Sunday and there was no one. the trail is a bit abandoned. make sure to have battery to guide yourself through the trails without getting lost.

the trails offers beautiful scenery and nice views of Chiang Mai as well.

hiking
4 months ago

Trailhead is by a mini assault course, trail a little overgrown but very secluded, the waterfall is very nice though watch out for biting red ants! You can get to the top of the waterfall but it involves some rock scrambling through dense undergrowth and through head high growth at the top, worth it for the view though.

hiking
7 months ago

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, hardly any visitors, so the trail can be a bit overgrown at times.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

If you happen to be in north Thailand, take the time to visit Doi Inthanon National Park. The drive from Chiang Mai is not far, and is quite scenic. Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand. As implausible as this might sound, make sure to take a jacket with you, as it can get quite chilly at the top during certain times of the year. There are several different hikes that you can do in this area. There are some trails through the jungle, and there are some nice trails through magnificient flower gardens. The views are some of the best you will find in Thailand.

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Saturday, November 05, 2016