Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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

24 days 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.

1 month 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.

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.

4 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.

Awesome hike. Beautiful little villages in passing by, absolutely stunning views along the way, safe and easily accessible from Chiangmai by public transportation. It is an easy hike accessible to all levels, I would however suggest to start at the off-road part of the trail, as there is a lot you can see (you can continue further than the stopping spot on the map) and more interesting than the main road leading up to there. It is easy to catch a ride from the main road to the village just below the trail. I definitely recommend this trail to anybody in the Chiangmai area. Enjoy!! :)

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