Try 1 1/2 hr. Trekking from the resort!
Active guests will be spoilt for choice when staying at Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa. One of the most popular activities is exploring the surrounding wonders of nature and a well marked trail meanders through the forest leading to a national park, while the main “Taad Mok Waterfall” is just one kilometer away by car.
The hiking path starts at the suspension bridge, and once you reach the opposite bank, the walkway joins with a trail that the local Karen hill tribe villagers regularly trek to forage in the forest, where they dig for bamboo shoots, look for mushrooms, find orchids, and collect honey. The walk takes about one and a half hours roundtrip, which as experienced forest trekkers will tell you, is not a strenuous hike. For guests who would rather take a more leisurely walk with multiple pitstops to enjoy the view, just 15 minutes by foot is a cliff viewpoint where the sun sets against a backdrop of lush green rice paddies. Lining the trail is a plethora of natural wonders which vie for attention and admiration, including wild birds, colorful wild flowers, orchids, and other rare plants. The ongoing forest conservation efforts also mean exotic wild birds are still in abundance. Along the forest path, a patch of bamboo forest flanking both sides of the trail forms a picturesque photo opportunity. The tips of the bamboo clusters gently lean inwards to form a symmetrical arch as if to welcome an auspicious ceremony.
Walking under the captivating bamboo arches tunnel, just as guests may start to feel the first tinges of weariness, a refreshing mist announces arrival at the main “Taad Mok Waterfall”. Any inklings of tiredness will instantaneously float way with the mist. Like a proud conqueror standing at the highest point of a cliff, guests can lean out and admire the cascade tumbling 20 meters down onto the rocks below and snaking off in a clear stream.