Famous Rainy Season Hiking Trails in Thailand

Famous Rainy Season Hiking Trails in Thailand

Famous Rainy Season Hiking Trails in Thailand


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7 Hiking Places for Rainy Season in Thailand

It's the rainy season, and many people are probably planning their rainy season trips, aren't you? One popular travel plan is the "Rainy Season Hiking Trip 2024." Some might wonder who would go hiking in the rain, but believe it or not, many people enjoy it immensely. Hiking in the rainy season brings you closer to nature, lets you see lush green forests, and offers a chance to spend quality time with yourself. It can be a great way to rejuvenate after a tiring period of work or study. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s highly recommended for a fun and memorable experience.

7 Hiking Trails in the Rainy Season

With all the benefits mentioned, this article by Enzo will share some rainy season hiking destinations for 2024, along with preparation tips, including equipment, clothing, and footwear. Even beginners can check the provided checklist and pack their bags to get ready for an adventure.

Best Time for a Hiking Trip

Hiking can be done throughout the year, each season offering its own unique charm and attractions. Let's see where you should plan your hiking trips during each season.

Summer Hiking Trips

Summer hiking trips are best planned from March to May. Some might think it’s an escape from the heat only to face more heat, but with the right trail choices, summer hiking can be quite enjoyable. It's recommended to choose trails that end at waterfalls, ensuring a refreshing experience. Recommended summer hiking spots include Lam Khlong Ngu National Park in Kanchanaburi, Pha Hin Kub in Chanthaburi, Pha Taek Waterfall in Kanchanaburi, Khao Luang National Park in Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Khao Chet Yot in Phatthalung-Trang.

Winter Hiking Trips

Winter hiking trips are ideal from October to February. This season offers the best hiking conditions, with cool and comfortable weather and no wet or muddy trails. Winter skies are also particularly beautiful, making it perfect for camping enthusiasts. After a day of hiking, watching the stars at night is a magical experience. Recommended winter hiking spots include Kew Mae Pan in Chiang Mai, Mon Tu Lay in Tak, Doi Mon Jong in Chiang Mai, Doi Luang Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai, Khao Chang Phueak in Kanchanaburi, Phu Kradueng in Loei, and Doi Luang in Phayao.

Rainy Season Hiking Trips

Rainy season hiking trips are best from July to October. While some might worry about the inconvenience and wet conditions, the muddy trails and wet weather are part of the charm of rainy season hiking. The flora during this season is lush and thriving, making it a fantastic time to appreciate the beauty of nature. If you’re looking for rainy season hiking destinations, keep reading for more details.

Rainy season hiking places and nature trails 2024


Let's see where there are nature trails. We will recommend either hiking locations near Bangkok, northern or southern regions. Let's go see beautiful nature together!

Pha Kro Lor Su Waterfall, Tak Province


Pha Kro Lor Su Waterfall (also known as Pitu Kro Waterfall) is located on the Doi Ma Muang Sam Muen mountain range in Umphang District, Tak Province. It is known as the tallest waterfall in Thailand and is often called the "Heart of the Mountains" because the falling water resembles a heart shape. Hiking to Pha Kro Lor Su Waterfall takes about 8-10 hours round trip. Many hikers prefer to camp overnight before returning. The trail involves walking through water and mud, but it's not too difficult; beginners can manage it. The destination is stunning. There are two ways to reach Pha Kro Lor Su Waterfall: independently (you must hire a guide) or as part of a tour group. Besides Pha Kro Lor Su Waterfall, other recommended hiking spots in Tak Province include Doi Luang Tak and Doi Huai Tu. Don’t miss these trails if you have the chance.

Krok I Dok Waterfall, Saraburi Province

Krok I Dok Waterfall

Krok I Dok (or Krok E Dok) Waterfall is located in Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Province. It’s a great hiking spot near Bangkok. The trail is a nature study route, taking about 6 hours round trip. You’ll need a guide because the path is quite natural and not clearly marked. The hike involves crossing streams, but it’s not too challenging; beginners can handle it. The destination is worth the effort, and you’ll forget the fatigue once you see the waterfall.

To reach Krok I Dok Waterfall, you can go independently (hiring a guide) or with a tour group. Most tourists prefer day trips, but you can camp overnight at the Jedkod-Pongkonsao Nature and Ecotourism Study Center if you wish.

Additional Information

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Pha Kluai Mai - Haew Suwat Waterfall, Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Haew Suwat Waterfall Khao Yai

Khao Yai National Park is a must-visit for hiking enthusiasts. For a short hike, try the Pha Kluai Mai - Haew Suwat Waterfall trail. It’s an easy hike, requiring minimal preparation. The trail takes about 2 hours round trip, offering views of streams, diverse plant life, and especially orchids. The highlight is Haew Suwat Waterfall, which is beautiful and a great spot to cool off.

You can reach Pha Kluai Mai - Haew Suwat Waterfall on your own without needing a guide.

Additional Information:

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Phu Soi Dao, Uttaradit Province

Phu Soi Dao

Phu Soi Dao National Park in Nam Pat District, Uttaradit Province, is another top rainy season hiking spot for 2024. It features pristine forests, streams, waterfalls, flower fields, and pine forests. The hike takes about 4-6 hours, and camping overnight is recommended to enjoy the morning views. Phu Soi Dao will be open to tourists starting July 1, 2024.

To reach Phu Soi Dao, you can drive or take a bus and then hire transportation from Nam Pat District to the park. No guide is needed, and you can start your hike between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

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Doi Khun Tan, Lamphun-Lampang Province

Doi Khun Tan

Doi Khun Tan National Park is rich in biodiversity. It features evergreen and pine forests, with diverse wildlife and plant species. Many tourists camp to watch the sunrise. The hike takes about 3-5 hours, and no guide is needed.

You can easily reach Doi Khun Tan by train, getting off at Khun Tan Station, right at the park entrance.

Additional Information

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Khao Luang Sukhothai, Sukhothai Province

Khao Luang

Khao Luang Sukhothai in Ramkhamhaeng National Park is the highest peak in Sukhothai Province. It’s known for its challenging steepness. The hike takes about 3-6 hours, offering views of grass fields, large trees, and various plants. The trail is well-marked, and no guide is needed.

You can reach Khao Luang Sukhothai by car or public transport, hiring a vehicle from the city to the park. Starting June 1, 2024, Khao Luang Sukhothai will be open for hiking and camping.

Additional Information

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  • Phone: 098 883 9297

Tai Rom Yen National Park, Surat Thani Province

Tai Rom Yen National Park in Surat Thani is a lush rainforest with diverse flora. Highlights include the large and high Dadfa Waterfall. The hike takes about 6 hours.

It’s recommended to travel to Tai Rom Yen National Park by private car, or you can hire transportation to the park.

Additional Information

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  • Phone: 093 574 8422

Preparing for Rainy Season Hiking

Hiking during the rainy season inevitably brings the risk of encountering unpredictable weather, including wind and rain. Therefore, it's essential to be well-prepared with the necessary gear to handle emergencies promptly. Here’s a list of items to prepare:

Essential Gear for Rainy Season Hiking

Besides ensuring you’re physically fit and healthy, here are the clothing and equipment you should bring

Rainy Hiking Checklist
  • Clothing
    • Long Pants and Long-Sleeved Shirts or Jackets: To protect against insects and animals, choose stretchy, quick-drying fabric.
  • Footwear
    • Shoes: Select shoes with deep treads for good traction. Expect them to get dirty. Also, bring long, thick socks to prevent chafing while hiking.
  • Hat
    • To protect from sunlight.
  • Raincoat
    • An essential item for rainy season hiking. It protects against both rain and wind. Always keep one in your backpack.
  • Plastic Bags
    • Multi-purpose for storing items or trash. Carry plenty as they will definitely come in handy.
  • Medications
    • Bring a basic first aid kit. In case of accidents or illness, you can treat symptoms immediately.
  • Flashlight
    • Necessary for campsite visibility or navigating trails in low light.
  • Wet Wipes
    • Crucial for maintaining hygiene when you can't shower or use a restroom.
  • Power Bank
    • An indispensable item to keep your devices charged.
  • Leech Socks
    • Since leeches are unavoidable during rainy season hikes, having leech socks is highly recommended.

By preparing adequately for a rainy season hike in 2024, you can enjoy the unique beauty and charm of each natural location. If you have a particular destination in mind, clear your schedule and set a date. A rainy season hiking trip will surely be a delightful experience. For those looking to buy or sell hiking tours, ENNXO is a marketplace where you can purchase tours or list them for free. Just visit the Travel section on ENNXO.COM to get started.


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