Ang Ka Luang Natural Trail (Also known as Angkha Natural Trail) is a scenic 340 meters looped broadwalk trail, where you can take a stroll through beautiful cloud forests and some patches of rare swamp forest. Trail is mostly flat except for around 30 meters of sloped trail near the start and end and takes around 20-30 minutes to walk.
Located in the forests of Doi Angkha (Mountin Angkha), these are some of the highest forests and watershed areas in Thailand and home to one of the largest species of the moss found anywhere in the world. Along the way, you may see the striking deep red of rhododendron flowers or glimpse the unique green-tailed sunbird, found only in Doi Inthanon National Park.
The trail path is primarily wooden boardwalks and has been designed in a way so that people can take a walk across this unique natural phenomenon without impacting the vegetation around. Ang Ka Luang Nature Trail was surveyed and designed by Mr. Michael MacMillan Walls, a Canadian volunteer biologist who devoted to his work and died from a heart attack on this mountain. Here are the pictures from our walk across the trail –
There is also a memorial site inside the forest. Small solider statues at this site are really cute. Take a moment to pay your homage at the site.
Quick Tips for Ang Ka Luang Natrual Trail
A quick walk across the beautiful green dense jungle, this is an appropriate trail for everyone, even for children. In rainy season, it is advisable to take an umbrella or take a coat. While during the cool season, make sure you have a warm jacket or sweater as temperature may drop quickly. There were no entry timings mentioned, nor there was an entry gate. Still, we suggest to not to venture inside jungle post sun-set. Also, there is no entry fee for walking across Ang Ka Luang Trail.