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18/05/27 Porcupine Falls Loop

0640: the hike is ON

As the rainy season is upon us check the site on Sunday morning.  Any updates will be made before 0645  

No porcupines at the falls

This Sunday’s hike is an easy, low level, one of about 8.5km with a total ascent of about 350mtrs.  For those who want a bit more of a challenge it may be possible to split into 2 groups and do an extra 3km and 200mtrs but we can decide that on the day.

The hike starts at the Scout Camp and, generally, ascends about 150mtrs over a distance of 2.5kms on fairly open trails up to the infamous Porcupine Waterfall (not very strong at the moment).  From here its a steady climb (200mtrs in 2km) through the forest and into an agricultural area.  Next is a bit of contouring to get on to a ridge where we start the descent which is gradual at first but does become steeper, rockier and a bit more exposed.  There is also the possibility to visit another waterfall on the way down if so desired.  The final kilometer or so back to the start point is through woodland and not steep.

If you want to join

If you are sure this hike is for you, after reading our “dangers”, “what to bring” and “what to do” tabs, just turn up at the meeting place on the day; there is no need to let us know you are coming. No groups please.
Meeting Place
We will meet at 0750 for a 0800 start where Huay Chang Khian meets Soi Chang Khian, just before the scout camp at the end of the soi. Approx <18°49’25.24″ N 98°56’55.24″ E>
Head out from the moat NW towards Doi Suthep on Huay Kaew Rd.
Turn right onto the Irrigation Canal Rd opposite the Phucome Hotel.
Take the second soi, at the next traffic lights just before the old Fine Thanks restaurant, then bear left at the Y-junction and again right at the T-junction onto Soi Chang Khian.
Continue along the main soi, bearing left at the mini roundabout, for 2kms, almost to the end of the soi. (Follow signs to Neo cafe and then continue past the cafe.)

Please bring :
at least 2 litres of water, and energy snacks
strong footwear with thick tread/good grip, hat, and sunblock
trekking pole or stick recommended for the steep descent
long sleeves/pants recommended for long grass and spiky/itchy undergrowth
plenty of energy, enthusiasm and good humour



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