Hike-in Required
Yes
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Day use fee

Pros

Towering falls.

Cons

Requires a lengthy drive.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Near lake or river
Waterfalls
Wildlife
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Location

Nearby Adventures

Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand

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