8 Best Trails for Hiking in Krabi- Paths to Explore!

Hiking in Krabi

1. Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail
2. Hike to Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
3. Ant Trek Koh Phi Phi
4. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Hiking
5. Hike to Checkpoint Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
6. Khao Khanab Nam Hiking
7. Monkey Trail - Centara Grand, Ao Nang
8. Tiger Cave Mountain Temple

Hiking in Krabi is a wonderful recreational activity that most tourists engage in. Krabi consists of a chain of majestic and divine islands with limestone cliffs perfect for hiking. The view from above the hills is breathtaking. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the cities of Thailand and go for a nature walk, hiking through the long stretches of verdant trails.

The major hiking trails in Krabi with scenic and panoramic views are Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail and the famous Monkey Trail offering a resplendent view of the lush green canopy consisting mainly of thick mangroves, the abundance of tropical wildlife and very pleasant weather adding charms.

For adrenaline junkies hiking through these trails can be a tiring and amusing recreational activity. Carry your camera and capture photographs of the magnificent world below your feet! The steep climbs through enormous rocks and thick vegetation with numerous obstacles can add up to a very thrilling venture.

Here are some of the best trails for hiking in Krabi:

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Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail (Dragon Crest Trail)

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Indulge in this exciting adventure to hike through the lush green rainforest and reach the top of Tab Kak Hang Nak Mountain. This is one of the most rewarding choices for hiking in Krabi as the summit lets you relish a 360 degree view of the island and the sea that stretches beyond it.

The peak boasts an elevation of 498 metres, and due to the quick altitude gain, the hike may feel strenuous which will only add to the sense of adventure. This nature trail is also highly recommended for photography enthusiasts who would like to capture the overview of this tropical paradise as the path is dotted with vantage points.

Hiking Distance & Duration: 8 km – 5 Hours Approximately

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Location: Nong Thale, Krabi, Thailand

Best Time for Hike: November to April

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Hike to Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary

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Counted among the best spots for hiking in Krabi, Bang Krab Wildlife Sanctuary gives you dual experience of wildlife exploration and adventure, simultaneously. While adrenaline surges through your veins as you March ahead on the trail, the untainted atmosphere of the forest will rejuvenate you and your body with its fresh air.

In addition to a few waterfalls, one of the major attractions on this trail is the serene Emerald Pool. Take a dip in the naturally hot waters of this natural jacuzzi and let the warmth heal you by soothing your muscles. Besides, you are suggested to carry your camera during the hike because this reserved area is a paradise for bird lovers with a wide range of exotic birds.

Hiking Distance & Duration: 5.4 km - 3 Hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Location: Ban Bang Tiao, 18 km from Amphoe Khlong Thom

Best Time for Hike: January to April

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Ant Trek Koh Phi Phi

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Making Krabi hiking an experience worth trying, AnTrek Jungle Hiking is highly recommended for experienced hikers as well as beginners with good fitness. This fun-filled adventure takes you through villages and mangroves with some moderately steep parts.

The reward for indulging in this hike and making efforts is that you end up at a secret beach called Nui Bay. The beach is extremely picturesque and is best known for its spellbinding sunset scenes.

Relax here for some time, swim in the crystal clear waters, click some amazing pictures, and head back in the glow of lamps. All in all, AnTrek is a classical example of Krabi hiking adventure.

Hiking Distance & Duration: 8kms -  5 Hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Location: Koh Phi Phi, Krabi Province

Best Time for Hike: December to April

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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Hiking

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Fix your craving for thrill on your beach holiday – indulge in hiking at Khao Phanom Bencha which is a small national park on the northern edge of the city with a popular Krabi hiking trail. The trail starts off easy but as you go farther, the path gets steeper and more challenging. 

During the adventure, pristine nature of the park will bless you with the sight of two spectacular waterfalls, dense foliage of the rainforest, and a cave with stalagmites and stalactites. The hike extends to a side trail which leads to a vantage point, famous for a rock cliff overlooking the surrounding valleys and hillocks.

Hiking Distance & Duration: 4.8 km – 4 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Location: Thab Prik, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

Best Time for Hike: November to April

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Hike to Checkpoint Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

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More popularly known as Dragon Crest Mountain Trailhead, this hike takes you on a memorable journey to the untamed side of Krabi. Taking you to an altitude of 565 meters, this is one of the best options for hiking in Krabi. With vertical climbs and daunting stretches, this hike is one of the few adventures in Krabi that promise an ultimate dose of adrenaline.

The activity may feel pretty intense and demanding, however, only till you reach the summit and gaze at the beauty engulfing this mountain. The landscape completely shrouded in the rainforest and the blue sea beyond it will revive your energy and spirit.

Hiking Distance & Duration: 7.5 km – 4-5 Hours

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Location: Dragon Crest, Khuan Sai, Krabi

Best Time for Hike: November to April

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Khao Khanab Nam Hiking

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An extremely scenic spot with two prominent mountains and a river stream flowing between them, Khao Khanab Nam offers the best of hiking in Krabi, especially for those who would like to take the path less traveled. Though the climb is steep, the dreamy surroundings will keep you motivated to finish the adventure with full zeal.

The elevated points on the trail are excellent for photography enthusiasts as well as selfie maniacs. Besides, the hike also takes you through numerous caves with clusters of stalagmites and stalactites. One can reach Khao Khanab from Krabi by a long tail boat and embark on a beautiful journey of thrill and self-discovery.

Hiking Distance & Duration: 3.7km

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Location: Near Krabi River, Krabi

Best Time for Hike: November to April is high season.

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Monkey Trail - Centara Grand, Ao Nang

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For those who want to soak up the verdant atmosphere of rainforests by hiking in Krabi without tiring themselves, Monkey Trail is an ideal choice. This short trail is called Monkey Trail due to the large population of monkeys that inhabit the forest through which the trail passes.

The trail leads to Pai Plong Beach which is an idyllic, hidden beach with white sands bordering the turquoise sea waters. Since the hike is neither daunting nor long, one can definitely consider trying it because the reward is quite picturesque. However, you are advised to be careful with your stuff in the presence of monkeys.

Hiking Distance & Duration: 10-15 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Location: The south end of Ao Nang Beach

Best Time for Hike: November to February

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Tiger Cave Mountain Temple

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Tiger cave mountain temple is a spiritual location featuring an enormous golden statue of buddha representing the ethereal, religious and divine beliefs of Thailand. The cave features impressive tiger paw prints decorating the walls of the cave.

There are a total of 1260 steps leading up to the cave, which is also a major recreational activity for tourists looking to indulge in hiking in Krabi. It's a 309-metre hiking trail and offers absolutely spectacular views from the summit overlooking the long green and lush stretch of dense vegetation and canopies.

The cave and mythical, legendary tales attached to its discovery have attracted a lot of tourists from around the world. On the way up, tourists can also find cute monkeys playing among the stairs. Tourists can feed these monkeys and even take photographs with them. The sunset from the summit is a breathtaking and marvellous view. Tourists can choose a pleasant picnic spot on top and take a break from the natural surroundings.

Hiking Distance & Duration:
0.7 Miles and 45 minutes - 1 hour

Difficulty Level:
Moderately Difficult

35 Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

Best Time for Hike:
Early Morning and Late Afternoon
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  1. Which are the best hiking trails in Krabi?

    1. Dragon chest trail: This is a very busy tourist attraction in Krabi, with verdant hiking trails. The view from the summit is extravagant and makes hiking in Krabi a fun affair.

    2. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Hiking: This is basically a steep climb taking tourists through very dense vegetation set amongst pristine natural waterfalls and absolute picturesque views from the summit, making it one of the best trails for hiking in Krabi.

    3. Monkey trail: This hiking trail in Krabi is vastly inhabited by monkeys playing around the entire stretch. These are completely harmless, and some of them are even great posers. The hiking trail is very easy and doesn't accommodate much of the difficult steep climbs.

    4. Bang khram wildlife: This is a very interesting trail through the lush green forests of Krabi with an amusing emerald pool at its summit where tourists can dip and rejuvenate amidst these serene climes.

  2. Which are the easiest hiking trails in Krabi?

    1. Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill nature trail: This is a very easy to moderate hiking trail perfect for beginners and family trips. The view from the summit is absolutely breathtaking, overlooking the verdant stitches of Thailand.

    2. Koh Phi Phi viewpoint: This is one of the most beautiful and easiest hiking trails in Krabi. Wildflowers and an abundance of wildlife and green canopy dominate the hiking trail.

    3. Ao Nang monkey trail: This easy hiking trail in Krabi is home to a vast number of monkeys inhabiting this place for decades now. The view from the summit is marvellous, and it's a perfect spot for recreational activity and a picnic.

  3. What is the best time for hiking in Krabi?

    The best time to visit Krabi for hiking would be from the month of December to the month of April. At this time of the year, Krabi mostly remains dry with no rainfall making hiking activity comfortable and enjoyable.
  4. Is hiking safe in Krabi?

    Yes, hiking is completely safe in Krabi as every single adventure activity is carried out under expert supervision. You will be given proper training as well as high-quality gear for all the activities.
  5. What are the important things to carry while going hiking?

    - Identity Card
    - Backpack
    - Rain cover
    - Water bottle
    - Floaters and sandals
    - Headlamp
    - Umbrella

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