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2018/07/22_Huay Tung Tao – Mai Nai loop hike

Photo by Bob

The hike is ON!

We did this hike three months ago so this time we will do it the other way around. This means there will be a warming hill climb (up a dirt road) at the beginning, but overall this 16km hike is relative easy and mainly on dirt roads and well-defined paths through mainly shaded forest and some agricultural areas. Total elevation is only 500 metres. There are four stream crossings and given the recent rain they will be deeper than last time but not unfordable. There are two good viewing points (we will have a lunch break at the latter one) and, for the bovine minded, one buffalo corral (sometimes occupied). The hike should take 5-6 hours and afterwards we will retire to one of the lake restaurants for refreshments.

Starting point and details

7.30AM at Huay Tung Tao at the far end of the reservoir.

Huay Tung Tao (or Huay Thueng Thau) is a park about 10km north of the centre of Chiang Mai. Driving northwards on Canal Road (121), watch out for the signs telling you where to turn off to the left. Then there is an approach road of 1.5km leading up to a pay booth where you may have to pay THB 50 Baht per person. (The park is open by 7am but sometimes the pay booth is not yet in operation and you can drive straight through.)

After passing the ticket booth turn right and continue along the reservoir to the far end where there is an open flat area opposite a large tree.

Hike leader: Stephen

If you want to join, make sure you have read the general advice on this website (see tabs at the top). If you still think the hike is for you, just turn up at the stated place and time.

Special advice: Be ready to wade through streams and possibly walk in rain.

As ever, we look forward to your energy, enthusiasm and good humour!

 

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One Response

  1. Is anyone carpooling to the trailhead by chance? Or maybe collectively hiring a Grab?

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