2.4 miles
Distance
1,181 ft
Climb
-598 ft
Descent
01:17:28
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Buddha Footprint Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
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  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #61719 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #52377 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

A nice long ride with a bit of everything. Begins with some singletrack. Then, a 10 minute hike-a-bike to the top of Doi Pha Klong, where you will find the "Buddha Footprint" at the highest point of this trail, a big out of place steel platform on cliff, and some nice views. From there, you go down nice wide double track road leading to Mae Ram area north of Chiang Mai. To go back to town, you can either take the trails or the road back.

Access Info

You can climb Sriwichai Road to gain access to Ban Hmong Doi Pui if you are into climbing 3000+ft on tarmac. A better and quicker option is to hire a shuttle up from the front of Chiang Mai Zoo to Ban Hmong Doi Pui. Ride through Ban Hmong Doi Pui's flower garden, take the highest paved path. A Hmong may ask you for 10baht entry fee. Tell him/her that you are going to Doi Pha Klong. They will probably laugh at you and let you in for free. The pavement will turn to dirt road. Look for a trail on you right side. That's the entry to the beginning singletrack section.

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More Stats for Buddha Footprint mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    583 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,175 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,938 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,264 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,847 ft
  • Grade
    4.678%
  • Grade max
    -35.734%
  • Grade min
    43.531%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4,604 ft
  • Distance flat
    216 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:31
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on Feb 11, 2024
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      Buddha Footprint Trail Reports

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      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:16am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Conditions were great. Cloudy at the top so not much of a view this time.
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 6:26pm
      Dec 17, 2022
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 7:46pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      Slight overcast gave the hike a perfect temp. Trail was in good condition. No wasps at the viewpoint.
      May 11, 2019 @ 5:05pm
      May 11, 2019
      Trail is in good condition. A fair amount of ground cover such as pine needles and leaves so be careful in the corners. Quick hint, anytime the...
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:45pm
      Sep 14, 2018
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      • 2 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 48 rides
      • Last: Jun 15, 2024

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      Buddha Footprint Trail (Doi Pha Klong)
      1:49 | 260 | Jul 9, 2017 , Chiang Mai
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