Many people think that Thailand is place where we can have relax in the beach, enjoy local market,shopping. First time visitors to Thailand just assume that Chiang Mai is where it’s at when it comes to trekking. Today it’s possible to go trekking from over a dozen different locations throughout Thailand and there’s all manner of add ons, from elephant riding and rafting through to language and cooking tuition. While it’s easy to think all treks are made equal, that’s rarely the case and different locations offer different pros and cons. Hiking Trails Near Me suggested the following hiking trails based in Thailand.Chiang DaoWhile costs are a bit higher than what you may pay in Chiang Mai, this is a far less-trekked area. Chiang Dao is also convenient to two large national parks, with Chiang Dao National Park being particularly noteworthy. Excellent accommodation is available in Chiang Dao.SoppongEasily the best source of information is the long-running Cave Lodge, which runs all manner of trips and excursions — and is also just a great place to hang out. This is a good option if you want to see a bit of Thai wilderness but find the whole “hilltribe trekking scene” a bit jading. The neighbouring traveller hot-spots of Pai and Mae Hong Son each have their own heaving trekking scenes.Mae SalongMae Salong was one of the towns the KMT nationalists escaped to from China and it retains to this day an overpowering Chinese vibe — the tea is excellent too. While the scenery isn’t as tremendous as at some of the other locations, it still is pleasant — and interesting nevertheless.Kamphaeng PhetSet in the southern reaches of northern Thailand, Kamphaeng Phet is best known for its ancient ruins — similar to those that can be found in Ayutthaya and Sukhothai — though don’t be surprised if you’re the only farang in town. That said, courtesy of the sole guesthouse in town, Three J Guesthouse, there’s some trekking potential — sort of. They’ve set up a small homestay about 40km west of town near Khlong Lan National Park. From there there’s minority villages within a few kilometres’ walk, and, well, it’s just a really pretty spot!SangkhlaburiThe scenery is simply stunning and for the truly independent, with a spare bit of cash, there are some pretty amazing trekking options out of here.Phu Lang KaAnother remote, in-the-middle-of-nowhere destination, Phu Lang Ka is set in the shadow of Tham Sakoen National Park and boasts some tremendous scenery of limestone karsts dotted across a mist-soaked valley. The trekking takes in the national park and the immediate surrounds of the solitary guesthouse in this part of the world. Minorities are mostly Yao and Hmong, but unlike other areas there’s little in the way of “added extras”: No rafting or elephant riding in these parts. You’ll also need to bring your own group.Mae SariangThe minorities in this area are predominantly Karen. The main issue with trying to trek out of Mae Sariang is that because few people stop here, you’ll have problems rustling up a group. Of course you can just bite the bullet and pay more to trek solo, but if you’re trying to keep the budget under control, perhaps try and get together a group in Mae Hong Son or Chiang Mai and then head here. The riverside scenery is spectacular.NanNan has a large Hmong population and is also one of the few homes remaining of the M’labri people. Rafting is also an easy add on here — especially in the wet season when the rivers are positively raging. While Nan isn’t on any tourist highway, it gets a steady enough trade that you shouldn’t have to wait too long to get a group together.Chiang RaiChiang Rai is the second busiest trekking centre in Thailand, so there’s a wide variety of trips available with day trips along with one-, two- and three-night treks available throughout town. The longer treks should include a rafting segment. There’s a mix of minority groups in the area — predominantly Akha, Lahu, Sham and some Karen — and the longer the trip, the wider the variety of villages you’re likely to visit and stay at.UmphangOne of the most unexplored towns in Thailand.A typical three-day, two-night tour will encompass Umphang’s famed Tee Lor Su waterfalls where you may camp the first day, and should include an elephant ride, rafting, visiting and sleeping in a Karen village. Trekking in the Umphang area is quite hard work and you will need to be relatively fit and healthy. Solo travellers may have to wait a day or two to rustle up a group.