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140413_700 Year stadium loop

Richard's Loop

For those planning a bacchanalean Songkran this is a good opportunity for a pre-binge work-out and tune-up. This hike is 13 km long and involves an elevation gain of 800 meters, so a good level of physical fitness will be required.

We will start the hike at the irrigation office above 700-year stadium at 07.30 sharp. The trail leads us up past Porcupine Falls and then continues south-west uphill through forest for around 3 km until we reach vehicle tracks servicing an agricultural area, where we turn north-west through a mix of open land and patchy forest. We follow the vehicle tracks for another 2 km to the highest point of the hike, a large junction (Mike’s Gurgling Crossroads) just below the summit of Doi Pa Ka. Here we will stop briefly for a snack.

The gradient up to this point is steadily uphill, but is only really steep over one short section.

From the junction we start a long descent to the helipad that overlooks Huay Tung Tao. The first section is on a vehicle track, but we soon turn onto a forest trail with some very steep downhill sections. 500 meters or so after passing the helipad we turn right onto a indistinct forest trail that meets up with the large trail that joins Huay Tung Tao to 700-year stadium. The last 2 km is along this trail back to our starting point.

It is anticipated the total hiking time will be 5 – 5 ½ hours. There are picnic tables next to the lake at our finishing point where we can eat our packed lunches.

To summarise this is a 13km hike involving 800 meters of elevation gain over the first 5 km. Total time should be 5 – 5 ½ hours. There is one short steep section on the way up and a longer very steep section on the way down.


Hike Leader: Richard

If you want to join

Just turn up at the meeting place on the day and on time.

We cannot accommodate groups.

Meeting Place

This time we will meet at 07:20 for an 07:30 hours startin the car park at the South Western end of the dam behind the 700 years Stadium.There is no need to let us know you are coming.

  • Head straight out from the North West corner of the moat 2 km towards Doi Suthep on Huay Kaeow Road (H.1004).
  • Turn right onto the Canal Road H.121
  • After 4.5 km going North turn left at traffic lights into the Stadium area.
  • Keep straight for about 1 km and pass through the check point after which the road goes uphill to reach the dam.

Location of meeting place at Dam behind 700 Years Stadium

Please click on map to enlarge

Please don’t be late as we leave on time.


Bring :

  • around 1.5-2 liters of water or more, snacks and picnic lunch
  • good footwear etc. hat, rain wear, insect repellent and sun-block
  • energy, team spirit, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.

4 Responses

  1. About the hikers lunch att the picnic tables near the parking area…
    I will load my coolbox with some nice items for everyone…

  2. Anders,
    Would there be enough room in your coolbox that I could bring and put some beers in?


  3. It was hot as hell, and twice as far!

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