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Hike to Mae Ya Waterfall

Tambon Ban Luang, Thailand



0.4 miles

Elevation Gain

246.1 ft

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Mae Ya Waterfall is a towering 260 meter tall waterfall that is located southwest of the main road and features in Doi Inthanon National Park, however remains under park jurisdiction and is definitely a worthwhile stop for those visiting the park if they can find the time to see it.

Reaching Mae Ya Waterfall requires a drive. There is a separate national park entrance gate along the road where visitors can show their park tickets or purchase tickets that also grant entrance to the rest of the park. A parking lot at the road's end has a few snack and food vendors. From here, visitors hike 600 meters up a paved road, before following a dirt track to the bottom of the falls. 

The falls itself cascades down 30 tiers in a mesmerizing display. There are plenty of places to sit and take in the site, along with picnic tables and shaded picnic areas along the river's edge along the hike up.

There are bathrooms available along the hike to the waterfall. It is about a 30 minute drive between Mae Ya Waterfall and the main eastern checkpoint to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Mae Ya Waterfall is a part of Doi Inthanon National Park and is subject to park hours and fees.

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