Mae Wang waterfall + hike

Mae Wang waterfall is located about 1h10 minutes of Chiang Mai. The Waterfall The waterfall is easy to reach, there is only a 5 minute walk. The water flow is quite high, you can take the opportunity to have a coffee while crossing the river.         Link and information: Google map of the waterfall : Price : Free   The hike If you have the day, there is a very good hike to do with several waterfalls, swimming areas and elephants. There are several variations to this hike (you can find them on the Alltrails website)       Link and information: Google map of the start oh the hike : Alltrails link (hike) :   More photos

Buddha’s Footprint Trail and Doi Pa Klong Viewpoint

  A 9km hike, around 2.5 or 3 hours rather simple in the middle of nature.   Hiking The hike start at Hmong Doi Pui Village and go to Doi Pa Klong Viewpoint. It takes around 1h20 to reach the top. The hike is straightforward, only the last 20 minutes are more difficult as it’s uphill. It’s not a loop, so you have to come back the same way for a total duration of 2h30 or 3 hours. Price : 10 baht Link : Google map parking : Google map view point : GPS track of the hike :    What does it look like You have to start by crossing the village. You will have to pay 10 baht to cross one of the gardens.   The whole hike is under the trees so no sunburn normally. Take the road to the right at the entrance to the garden. Then follow the road for 10 minutes, on the right, you will see a sign prohibiting motorbikes and bicycles, you will have to take this path.     The path       Viewpoint     More photos

Doi Hua Mu Viewpoint

Doi Hua Mu Viewpoint is perhaps the best viewpoint close to Chiang Mai. It is located near the top of Doi Pui mountain.   Hiking The viewpoint is accessible via a short hike. Two starting points are possible, by road or by the forest from the Doi Pui campsite.   Distance : 2 km by the road 1,5 by the foret   Link : Google map : Start road : Start camping :  The view From the viewpoint, it is possible to see: Chiang Mai, Mon Jam, Mae Rim, plantations and other mountains. Sunset and hammock It’s also one of the best places to put a hammock and watch the sunset.    

Huai Tueng Thao Waterfall

Waterfall accessible after a hike of about 1 hour from Huay Tueng Thao Reservoir.   Hiking The path to the waterfall is about 6 km round trip. 300 m of elevation gain. At times the path can be hard to find with falling trees, follow the GPS carefully. No big difficulties. You have to pay 50 Baht to enter the Huay Tueng Thao Reservoir area.   Link : Google map parking : Google map waterfall : GPS track of the hike :  Waterfall  

Doi Nangmo

Doi Nangmo is a peak 35 km from Chiang Mai (about 40 minutes).   Hiking The path leading to the summit is 2.6 km which may not seem like much, but there is 560 m of elevation gain. The path is quite steep at times and quite slippery when approaching the summit due to pebbles and small stones. It is possible to return by the same path or to continue for a longer hike     Link : Google map : GPS track of the hike : Start of the hike : GPS coordinates of the start of the hike : 18.72051, 99.23303  Summit The view from the top is clear and worth the detour.  

Ob Khan National Park

National park about 40 minutes from the center of Chiang Mai. The place is very uncrowded, so quiet.   Opening time : 8h30 – 17h Possible activity : swimming, hiking, coffee, camping. Price : Free Link : Google map : Facebook Page :  Hiking There is a path up the river, that’s the main thing to do here. It’s not very long, only 2.3 km for the loop. Camping You must bring your own equipment. Price per person: 30 baht Thai barbecue rental: 120 baht   Photo