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Best trails in Chiang Mai

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Trying to find the best Chiang Mai trails? AllTrails has 76 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 41 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 much steeper second half of the hike. Note: The second half of the hike isn’t marked by the monks robes, however, the path is very clear and easy to follow. Bring plenty of water! Proper footwear essential.Show more
#2 - Wat Pha Lat
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#3 - Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail
Doi Inthanon National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
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 is required to have a guide on this hike). The hike is moderate and well-maintained. It also includes lush forests, flowers, and birds. 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 starting point. Wear breathable pants to protect from some spiky plants. Hike up was pretty steep and hard with the heat and humidity. There are a lot of beautiful plants and wildlife. Check out the restaurants in the village at the top for lunch.Show 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, hardly any visitors, so the trail can be a bit overgrown at times.Show more
#6 - Doi Suthep Loop
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
#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. If you explore the cave bring a good flashlight.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 something because rain is always a possibility. Well maintained except for the lower section of the loop at the end. There are welded vista platforms at the top. Turn around at the concrete squat toilets to find the loop section.Show more
#9 - Huay Tung Tao to Dtaat Mook to Mong Chi Orchards
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Trip from Huay Tung Tao lake to Dtaat Mook waterfall, then up to the Mong lychee orchards and back down.Show more
#10 - Doi Kham Loop
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
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