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Pang Sida - Namtok Pha Takien

07 Jun 2009 19:07 - 17 May 2013 13:45 #28 by
Namtok Pha Takien Trek. This a waterfall site in one of the streams that feeds the Pang Sida waterfall. The fall is dry throughout the dry season. Also, the track is closed during times of heavy rain so the window of opportunity is quite small to see the falls in flow, September - December. The forest is semi evergreen and there's a good chance of seeing smaller mammals. Indeed a friend saw a sun bear at this waterfall.

To get to the track you need to take the pathway behind Bungalows number 1 and 2. They are located by turning right off the laterite road where the boom gate and butterfly watching area are (about 1.5 kilometers from the main gate)

PLEASE NOTE: Pang Sida now has a policy (2010) that you must take a ranger with you to walk any of their trails. They can be arranged for at the Park's Visitor's Centre.

Important facts

Length of trail :: 4.6 km (round trip)
Hiking time :: 3 to 4 hours (includes return)
Difficulty level :: moderate (scale : easy, moderate, hard, ouch)
Terrain :: Mixed Evergreen forest
Minimum essentials :: 2 L water, sugar source, snacks





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03 Sep 2009 10:16 - 16 Jul 2012 17:44 #108 by Trekker
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Shots of the waterfall at the beginning of September showing that water flow has started


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26 Oct 2009 10:57 - 16 Jul 2012 17:45 #119 by Trekker
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In full flow in last week of October....

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25 Apr 2010 18:30 - 15 Oct 2012 12:21 #147 by Trekker
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Typical view of the trail.....up to the waterfall
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07 May 2010 21:49 - 15 Oct 2012 12:22 #149 by Trekker
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Update to Namtok Pha Takien Trail

This being one of my favourite little trails, recently a friend and I decided to push the track a little further. Taking advantage of the dry season we set off from the waterfall to navigate up the dry stream bed and see how far we could go. We managed to push through for nearly another 1.4 kilos and stopped at a confluence of many very small steams that make up the stream that feed the Pha Takien waterfall. At the confluence there is a small clearing and a rangers bivey (camp) that had been recently in use by the rangers. Along the stream bed there is a lot of evidence of both deer and wild boar which use the area as a drinking and wallowing (in the case of the boar) area. The first section of the stream bed is quite straightforward and easy to navigate but after about 3/4s of a kilo is starts to become deep forest.


Important facts for the additional section

Length of additional trail :: 2.6 km (round trip)
Hiking time :: 2 hours (includes return)
Difficulty level :: moderate (scale : easy, moderate, hard, ouch)
Terrain :: Steam bed

NOTE: carry additional water plus rehyd salts. Take a Ranger and a GPS!
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