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The Best Hiking in Vietnam

Looking for the best hiking in Vietnam? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Vietnam. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Vietnam

  • QL 4D, Lào Cai, Vietnam, Vietnam

    Hike Vietnam's Highest Mountain in 1 Day: Mt. Fansipan

    3.0
    17.4 mi / 6561.7 ft gain
    If you like mountains and challenging hikes, then this is a must-do while in Sapa. Most tourists will opt for the 2 day tour, with one night spent on the mountain (there is a 3 day tour, but that seems completely unnecessary). However, for someone in relatively good shape, a 1 day hike is totally...
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  • tt. Sa Pa, Vietnam

    Watch the Sunset from Ham Rong Mountain

    This relatively short hike up Ham Rong starts from the city center. You'll have to pay about 70,000 VND ($3.25) for access to the mountain park, but it's worth doing it once while you're in Sapa. The path winds past many shops and park-like areas. It feels a bit manufactured, almost like Disneyl...
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  • Hòa Hải, Vietnam

    Explore the Marble Mountains

    1.9 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    Located only a few minutes south of Danang stands 5 solid stone mountains that jut out of the coastal landscape. Surrounded by vendors and covered in shrines, these sacred hills each represent one of the elements and are filled with endless discoveries.Head down Lê Văn Hiến road from Danang or ta...
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  • Thành phố Hạ Long, Vietnam

    Hike Bai Tho (Poem) Mountain

    3 mi
    This is one of the coolest, most scenic hikes I’ve ever done, up this gorgeous mountain through someone’s backyard, rocky slippery terrain, trees, shrubbery and barbed wire fence climbing.  It's not for your beginning hiker and you should be in pretty decent shape. This place is called Poem Mount...
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  • Côn Đảo, Vietnam

    Explore the Hidden Lagoon at Đầm Trầu Beach

    0.6 mi / 32.8 ft gain
    There are only a handful of beaches in Vietnam worth visiting as most are found on the edges of river deltas and steeped in mud. Out of the two tropical islands that offer sandy beaches, Côn Sơn Island is undeveloped and mostly a national park. If timed just right you can spend a few hours or an ...
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  • Côn Đảo, Vietnam

    Hike to Thác Hoài Dương Waterfall

    3.1 mi / 492.1 ft gain
    Take Võ Thị Sáu street north out of Côn Đảo for about 1 kilometer past the old park office on the left. The road will split to the right and fade to the left here. Continue on the left fork which is now Huỳnh Thúc Kháng street for about 50 meters. The road will split off to the right twice with a...
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  • tt. Mai Châu, Vietnam

    Hike to Chieu Cave in Mai Chau

    0.9 mi / 1200 ft gain
    The town of Mai Chau is in the Hòa Banh Province of Vietnam, about 3 hours outside of the capital, Hanoi. Everyone in town can point you in the direction of the cave. Finding directions online beforehand would be less helpful since the roads don't have great signage. But when pointed in the right...
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  • tp. Vũng Tàu, Vietnam

    Hike to Christ the King

    This 777 step trek to the gigantic Christ the King statue (118 ft tall, 60 ft wide) will truly transform you into a StairMaster – but with a far better view than you'll find at the gym. Stairs lead up through the statue, itself, offering beautiful views of the city. Vung Tau is a beach resort abo...
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