only mountains and greenery as far as you can see

only mountains and greenery as far as you can see

This will be a 10.6 km hike and will take around 3+ hours of walking. This will be a fast paced hike with few breaks. There will be some climbing of fairly easy slopes. The path will be slippery in places. We expect to be back in town around 2-3 pm.

Pics of Previous Hike in This Area

All photos below courtesy of Johan.

Here is a screenshot of the view of the track in Google Earth.

Here is a screenshot of the view of the track in Google Earth.

Pah Nok Kok Ridge Walk shown in Google Earth with my custom military map overlay

Pah Nok Kok Ridge Walk shown in Google Earth with my custom military map overlay

Here is the track for use in your gps software – a GPX track file and here it is as a Google KML file.

We will meet in the car park at the far end of the arboretum before Chiang Mai Zoo on Huay Kaeow Rd this time at 7:30 am See map below.

We will take a Songthaew around past Queen Sirikit botanical gardens on the Samoeng Rd and then up from Pong Yaeng to above Baan Pha Nok Kok. It will take us a little more than an hour to arrive here.

From there we will head up to the ridge that runs parallel with the Samoeng Loop Rd. The ridge rises from a height of 1100 m up to around 1300 m with spectacular views to on both sides into the valleys on either side.

Advice:

  • Good footwear etc. hat, plenty of mozzie repellant as there seem to be a lot of mozzies in this part of the mountain and rain gear
  • Bring water, food and snacks
  • Bring enough money for the return trip by songtaow. The songthaew for the day will be around 1,200 – 1,400 B split between 4-8 people, it will be 150 – 350 B depending on how many people turn up.

Please do not reply, just turn up on the day – if the weather looks bad use your own judgement!

Guide: Jamie