Huay Toh (Huai To) Waterfall in Krabi Province, Thailand
[Page Updated: 14 June 2020]
Just to the northeast of Krabi town is Huay Toh national park and waterfall that is a nice 1/2 day trip. Rent a motorbike from Chao Fa road in Krabi town or in Ao Nang and take a road trip to the waterfall.
Since Huay Toh is a Thailand national park they’ll charge you 200 baht which is about $6 USD at the present exchange rate. I think it’s worth it – however, the Thai people don’t get charged at all – unless they are with you. Funny, right? Thai people walk through without paying all day – for some reason at the national parks in Surat Thani and Krabi I’ve noticed that sad fact. It’s rumored that the national parks fee will be raised to 400 baht per person (foreigner) soon. Let’s hope not!
So, there is a short walk up to the Huay (Huai) Toh (To) waterfall and it’s a large path generally, nothing treacherous. It’s an easy hike and I think nearly anyone can handle it. Bring water anyway as it’s always very humid. The falls are nice, these pictures were taken during rainy season and so there is a good amount of water at the falls. During December through May there might not be much (any?) water at the falls.
The Huay Toh waterfall is a great place for kids they’ll have a blast exploring the levels of waterfall.
There are no guides necessary for this Krabi hike – you can just go yourself in a rental car or on a motorbike and pay the entrance fee and it is easy to find. There are also a couple of short trails through the rainforest here, but bring mosquito spray.
2 More Hiking Trails at Huay Toh Waterfall
Besides the walk straight to the waterfall, there are two other circular nature trails.
Dogslide Trail – This trail starts at the visitor center and goes in two different directions to wrap around a 2.4 km loop and a small trail about 300 meters long leading to a viewpoint. There is some climbing on this one – with the highest elevation being 340 meters high. This trail keeps getting steeper and steeper! It can be hot and there can be mosquitos. Bring water! Fit people only please!
Nature Trail – This one climbs even higher on the mountain and ends up at 540 meters above sea level. The total distance around this trail is about 2.9 kilometers.
Directions to Huay Toh Waterfall: From Krabi town – the police box or stand by the river, go upstream away from town and toward the mountains. Pass the hospital on your left. Then pass the Buddhist temple on your left. At the traffic light make a right turn. On your left within 1km, possibly 1.5 km is a blue sign with a white waterfall image that says Huai Toh or Huay To or Huai To waterfall. Make that left hand turn and go the WHOLE way up the road – 16-18 km until you see the sign on the right for Huay Toh Waterfall. At the end of the road is the entrance to the national park. Pull in, park, and then pay your fee at the guardhouse.
Important Phone numbers for your stay in Krabi:
- Dial 1669 from any mobile – this is a number for all emergencies.
- TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) Regional Office: 07.562.2164
- Krabi Tourist Police: 07.563.7208
- Marine Police: 07.561.2756 and 2757
- Krabi Airport 7 km east of Krabi Town: 07.563.6541 and 6549
- Immigration: 07.561.1097
- Krabi Bus Terminal in Krabi Town: 07.561.1804 and 1184
- Thai Airways International: 07.562.2439 and 2441 and 2442
- Krabi town Hospital: 07.563.1768 and 1769
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