Our favorite hiking trail in Phang Nga Province is along a small river that has a lot of beautiful waterfalls.
This hike is located before Phang Nga Town, so it’s about 45 minutes to the north of the Phuket bridge. The ride to the river is through rural farmland with a creek meandering through much of it. It’s a lovely setting.
The hiking trail starts off very easy. You’ll come to the nicest waterfall shortly after starting the hike. This is also a nice place to swim. This is an ‘up and back’ hike, so you’ll end up back at this waterfall. It’s a nice way to cool off and clean up before driving back.
Most of this hike is actually in the water. Walking in water is easy and relaxing. Some of the rocks are slippery, but we’ll point out where to watch yourself. At times, you’ll go out of the water and up onto a hiking trail in the jungle. There are a couple of spots like this where a trail was cut in order to miss having to climb up some rather tricky waterfalls. These trails cut into the side of the mountain. They are substantial trails that took a lot of work to create.
This area has a lot of wild edible plants, especially wild edible fruit. The best time to visit this area for fruit is in the spring months, though there are some fruits that happen more than once per year. The wild edible plants are available all year.
The amount of time spent on this hiking trail/river hike depends on you as it’s an ‘up and back’ hike. The trail goes on for quite some distance.
There is one particular side creek hike that is very nice. It leads to a small, but tall waterfall. This is a nice lunch spot. It’s in the shade and surrounded by lush verdant jungle.
On our multi-day jungle hiking tour, this is usually the last day… the dessert if you will.
Check out these wonderful images of Phang Nga Province.
Here is more info on our jungle hiking tours will descriptions of the various jungle trails.
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