Explore the most popular Parks 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.

backpacking
26 days ago

Long hike mostly on paved road. Beautiful views with many farms along the way. The cave is large and very deep. make sure if you plan to explore the cave you bring a good light source with a backup. also helps to light candles every 100 meters or so to easly find your way out.

If you are looking for a genuine jungle adventure this trail is for you! I did this hike on 9/23/2018. I would rate this trail as HARD not moderate. Much of it was unmarked and very overgrown. It gets very steep in some areas and at times the trail is basically non-existent. I would NOT recommend for families or pets. However, if you are looking for a bit of a thrill, making your way through this wild terrain is worth it. You will see many different ecosystems from lush jungle, to evergreen forest, to a type of grassland. The hike features many different forms of wildlife and waterfalls. Be prepared to knock down some spider webs as they had spanned the trail which had clearly not been traveled in some time. The AllTrails map is extremely accurate. I would not have made it without it! I would recommend going Pro and having the map on hand for this trail. A GPS or compass would be helpful too. Make sure to bring a fully charged phone, plenty of water and snacks! I completed the trail, and overcame some fear in that jungle! It took about 4-5 hours to complete the hike through the jungle, up the mountain, and then descend down into the grassland area by the helipad. I am rating this 3 stars because it is not accurately portrayed on here and I want people to be aware that it is a difficult trail physically and mentally! It starts out easy but becomes very difficult and hard to navigate. It is not well traveled... I never saw another soul so be prepared to know you are completely alone out in this wilderness! It was an adventure of a lifetime, I am glad I did it but I don't think I will be setting off into the mountainous jungles anytime soon.

So, much of this trail doesn’t exist or is very difficult to find. I did this with my boyfriend this past May. We could have used a machete as MUCH of it was overgrown. The fork after the helipad doesn’t seem to exist, so ended up taking the longer trail down to the road and ordering a grab cab from the street. Saw a spider the size of a hand (walked through the riverbed to get around it, though learned later they are harmless). Waterfall and helipad are cool but this trail took us 4-5 hours simply because of how lost we would get and how much brush we had to climb through. Map is otherwise accurate up to the fork after the helipad. If you are the adventurous type and bring a machete, you’ll love this. Bring water and get ready to sweat and see some bugs.

Aug 2018. We were unsuccessful in going on this track. There is a sign at the beginning of the trail that indicates only authorised people should go on the track. Then when we asked the lady at the Golden Buddha about the track, she told us there was no track. We started up it to have a bit of a look then one of the children brushed up against a fuzzy caterpillar and amidst yells of pain, that was the end of the walk.

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

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike in scenic rural area with wonderful views. The cave is impressive as well. Also there were lots of birds around all the way. Really enjoyed this one.

Please keep in mind that doing the loop (not just to the cave and back like in Andre's recording) is harder than it may seem. Approximately in the middle of the track there is a portion where the trail gets absolutely lost in the forest and to follow the track you have to hack through the bushes for about 500 m. If you're doing the loop clockwise you'll be going uphill on this part of the track. Also this part of track is impossible to do on motorbike so the track description is misleading about that: you cannot do the whole loop on motorbike.

Really enjoyed this one. The forest is very scenic all the way and the views are so beautiful. We turned left earlier at Sai Yoi falls sign. The trail there is rather steep but doable and it's totally worth it because of seeing the waterfalls and skipping most of the hike along the highway.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a very good hiking. Altough it is mostly in a paved road, its a kind of a long hike. Taking aprox 3-4 hours to go back and forth. You can go by motorped also if you want. Views are amazing and is completly off the beaten tracks.

The cave is just amazing. Bring a good flashlight and watch out for spiders on the walls. They won't attack you arbitrary but you can acidentally put your hands in one of then if you dont look where youre putting then.

We had a great time hiking this trail. At the hill tribe village we enjoyed coffee and a meal with terrific views. We had trouble finding the trail beyond the village & didn't want to disturb anyone by walking through their backyard so we backtracked, took a side trail, & rejoined the loop. Instead of hiking the last 3 km on the road, we continued down the mountain and ended on the Pilgrim Trail. There were a lot of amazing things to see along the stream on this last part.

hiking
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