Explore the beautiful waterfalls of Mae Wang district in Chiang Mai

There are many beautiful trails to hike in this area and many waterfalls to choose from. Depending on the length of time you visit Mae Wang, you can have different hiking adventures each day or a short hike to fit in other activities.

Mae Sapok Waterfall

This Waterfall is very high, truly amazing, and powerful in the rainy season. In the dry season, it shrinks to a stream, although the cliff and cave still make it a beautiful destination for hikers. The trail has old growth and is well-shaded.This waterfall is sacred to local people and Buddhists. Please be respectful of the Buddhist pagoda and imagery. The rocks beneath the waterfall are very slippery so please be cautious!

Difficulty Level: Easy 

Duration of Hike 40-60 minutes (depending on where you begin hiking from)

Huay Yuak

 The beautiful black rock cliffs contrast with the white water. The base of the waterfall is sandy and shallow and perfect for splashing and soaking up the sun. You can hike up to this waterfall from the village or drive to the top and hike down for a more accessible Trail. The lush green jungle and old growth surrounding it make for a majestic place for a picnic lunch. Huay Yuak waterfall is a favourite for families with kids.

Difficulty Level: Medium

Duration of Hike 2- 4  Hours (depending on where you begin hiking from)

Mae Wang Waterfall 

You can reach Maewang from one of  3 different entrances. There are some steep steps at the beginning that might be difficult for people who have knee problems. The waterfall is deep enough to swim at. Be careful not to go close too the waterfall as there is an underwater cave and the current is powerful. Enjoy the feeling of the refreshing cool wind blowing off the waterfall. If you follow the Mae Wang river the trail will end near the village of  Mae Mut where you can visit a small Kayan  (long neck Karen) village. This trail is mostly easy.  Most of the trail is well-trodden and level.

Difficulty level- Easy

(depending on where you begin hiking from)

Hoi Kaleap

This is a little gem of a waterfall. You can walk through the waterfall into the cave behind it. You can reach this waterfall by hiking up from the village of Hoy Pong or down from the Karen village. When you approach him above, you will get spectacular rice fields on the surrounding hills. This waterfall is beautiful year-round. The base of the waterfall is sandy not too deep, and great for kids. If you are an avid hiker, we recommend doing this as a whole day trip. If you follow the river to see all the waterfalls, you’ll have beautiful views and observe wildlife. You can do a loop that will take about six hours. This trail is moderately challenging because there is a lot of up and downhill.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration of Hike 3 to 6 hours (depending on where you begin hiking from)

Rambo Waterfall

Rambo waterfall is it’s one of our favourites as it’s more private and less likely to have any other hikers. The trail is moderately difficult but it’s worth it as you get to see several waterfalls, and they’re great places to swim in the river. The waterfall’s base is wide and sandy, and there’s even a rope swing to make it a jungle paradise. This trail is moderate because there is a lot of up and downhill.

Difficulty Level: Medium

Duration of Hike 3 hours (depending on where you begin hiking from)

Da La Poe and Dam

Maybe one of the most beautiful trails in Chiang Mai. Hike through different types of forests and cloud forests so see amazing breathtaking flora and fauna. You may come across giant Rafflesia. Da La Poe is lovely for swimming and cooking off after a hike. This is a hike you don’t want to rush. We only offer it with a 2 day trek/ Karen home stay package.

Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon National Park is one of Thailand’s most beautiful protected areas. It boasts great diversity in flora and fauna. Doi Inthanon is actually next to Mae Wang, in Chom Tong District. You can drive from Chaing Mai through Mae Wang to Doi Inthanon National Park. The park is ideal if you do not want long hikes. The waterfalls and vistas are pretty far apart. You can drive and park near each one. Waterfalls in the park include Mae Ya, Mae Klang, Wachirathan, and Siritharn. Wachirathan is the most accessible. Located steps from the parking area, roaring 80-meter-high falls. Just standing a few meters away from it will likely get you sprayed already, so make sure to bring a change of clothes. The mist from the falls creates a magical sight in the valley, but be careful to keep your camera and phone dry 😉

Difficulty Level: Easy