A triangular walk, there and back, from the northern end of the Huay Tueng Tao lake up to the waterfall.

Buddha Calming the Waters

Buddha Calming the Waters

Since this is a short hike, we’ll take the long, triangular route, from the Buddha statue, along the culvert, up and over the hill and down to the waterfall, then walk back along the streambed to the National Park headquarters and back along the dirt road and around about 1/3 of the reservoir.  See also map below.

This is an easy, mostly flat walk of about 3-4 hrs to the falls and back. We’ll stop for a snack/lunch for about 20 or 30 minutes at the waterfall. Those interested in a very easy walk can also take the route from the Park headquarters parking lot. I like to go slow, take breaks to look for birds, insects and flowers and take photographs, so please consider this more of a nature walk. We may also be able to split into faster and slower groups, depending on who else comes on the hike (and can lead the faster group). 
For those interested in staying on, there are a number of restaurants along the lakeside and you can also go for a swim in the reservoir.
Waterfall at Huay Tueng Tao

Waterfall at Huay Tueng Tao

Meeting point; 8.00 am the Arboretum or 8.30 am next to the Buddha statue on the far side of Huay Tueng Tao. This is a short trip out of town, but I will meet those without transportation at the Arboretum to arrange a song taew. I’ll be going by motorbike, however. Also, if you are driving and have room for passengers it would be helpful if you can offer a ride to those without transport either to or from HTT.  Note: Huay Tueng Tao has a 20 Baht entrance fee. A song taew will cost about 300 Baht one way, split between however many passengers (so roughly 50 baht one way).
 
To get there; Take Huay Kaew Rd from town, turn R (NORTH) on Canal Rd, then, after about 7 km or so, L at the sign to Huay Tueng Tao. If you need to contact me you can do so by email: genemesher@yahoo.com or phone: 084-681-3142. Please don’t call before 7:30am. Hike Leader: Gene.

 

What to bring; As always, bring sensible shoes, rain gear, insect repellent and sunblock, water and whatever snacks or lunch you plan to eat. A hat and a towel or handkerchief to wipe the sweat off are also a good idea.