This is an easy to moderate hike of approx 6 km. We will meet at the arboretum at 7:50 for an 8am start and either carpool or take song-tao up to the starting point (the small parking area in front of the nature trail down to the hermit’s cave). We will cross the road and follow the horse coral trail to the end, where we take a small trail up to the university’s weather research area and continue on up to a trail which runs at right angles to it, and follow that for a way. All of the trails are well shaded and easy to follow, though footing may be tricky in places. Turning off this trail onto a side track will bring us back down to the square water catchment area which looks like a horse coral. We will stop to eat our pack lunch here before starting back. The return route is mostly the same as the way in, but we will take a detour which is a bit of a shortcut and involves a fairly steep leaf-covered trail.
Hike Leader: Janet
If you want to join
Just turn up at the meeting place on the day and on time.
We cannot accommodate groups.
This time we will meet at 07:50 in the car park of the Huay Kaeow Arboretum (also known as the exercise park).
- Head straight out from the moat 3.5 km towards Doi Suthep on Huay Kaeow Road.
- The arboretum is on the left after the front entrance to Chiang Mai University and just before the entrance to the Zoo.
- The car park of the arboretum is at the end of the park near the zoo.
See the maps below (click to enlarge them).
around 2-2.5 liters of water or more, snacks and picnic lunch
correct money for transport (at least 80 bt)
good footwear etc. hat, rain wear, insect repellent and sun-block
energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.
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