Added by Patrick Triratpadoongphol
Huay Mae Khamin Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand. The falls are not not crowded by tourist buses. If you're lucky enough, you can have all the place to yourself.
Huay Mae Khamin Falls is in Sri Nakharin National Park, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. It is approximately 4 hours away from Bangkok and 40 minutes away from Erawan National Park.
Huay Mae Khamin Falls has 7 tiers. The trail system is separated into 2 sections: 1-4 tiers and 5-7 tiers.
To start off, from the parking lot, look for the campsite that is nearby the food shops and has a great view of the lake and mountains in distance. The 1-4 tier trail starts here. It is easily observed that If you are about 10 steps from the campsite and reach the fourth tier named "Chat-Kaew", then you are on the trail.
The trail will lead you to the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st tier, respectively. This trail is steeper than the other one but there are wooden stairs to help you out. If you go straight to the end without any stopping, it will take you 20 to 30 minutes out and back. I could not find any information about the elevation, but I personally measured that it is about 300 ft. elevation gained. The distance from the starting point is about 0.9 mile RT. All of the falls has clear signage but in Thai.
On the other hand, if you take the trail where you have to cross a bridge over a creek from the parking lot, then you are heading to 5-7 tier trail. This trail is an unpaved, longer, and relatively steady but muddy trail. In this trail, you will hike through the thick bamboo forest and hear the bamboo forest sound (if you have been to Hawaii, it's just like that).
5th tier falls come after 0.2 mile. Then 0.5 mile to the 6th. In the 6th falls, the name is "Butterfly Grove". You may stop and see the butterflies if you want to. Then from the 6th, it's 0.2 mile to the 7th. The total distance is 1.8 miles RT.
The trail system is out and back so you can come out the way you came in both trails.
- Insect repellent (necessary)
- Purified water
- Hiking shoes
- Water shoes (if planed to jump into the pool)
- Camera and Go Pro
- Extra clothes and towel
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