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The Best Hiking Trails in Central (Sri Lanka)

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Photo of Sri Lanka: Sri Paadaya Peak (Adam's Peak) from Nallatanniya Photo of Sri Lanka: Knuckles: Hunnas Falls - Sembuwatta Lake - One Tree Hill. Photo of Pekoe Trail : Sri Lanka's Tea Country Hiking Trail (extended)
  • near Nallatanniya, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    6.84mi
    Elevation +
    3219f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSri Lanka: Sri Paadaya Peak (Adam's Peak) from Nallatanniya Photo ofSri Lanka: Sri Paadaya Peak (Adam's Peak) from Nallatanniya Photo ofSri Lanka: Sri Paadaya Peak (Adam's Peak) from Nallatanniya

    Loop trail from Nallatanniya passing through: - Sri Paadaya Peak (5.6 km) One Way. 5500 steps Sri Pada is a 2,243m high pilgrimage site, Buddhists believe the footprint belongs to Buddha, Hindus believe it belongs t...

    When we hiked on the next day of Poya, there was no crowd at all. The whole trail was empty. Plan your hiking schedule...
    Maggie Roche
  • near Wehigala East, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    16.48mi
    Elevation +
    2310f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSri Lanka: Knuckles: Hunnas Falls - Sembuwatta Lake - One Tree Hill. Photo ofSri Lanka: Knuckles: Hunnas Falls - Sembuwatta Lake - One Tree Hill. Photo ofSri Lanka: Knuckles: Hunnas Falls - Sembuwatta Lake - One Tree Hill.

    Sri Lanka: Knuckles: Hunnas Falls - Sembuwatta Lake - One Tree Hill. After bitten by billions of leeches during Manigala hike, I simply decided to hike easy by using roads and trails to visit nice places in Knuckles Ran...

    Great walk on the mountain
    Maggie Roche
  • Sri Lanka: Sigiriya Rock

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    near Sigiriya, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    1.95mi
    Elevation +
    676f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSri Lanka: Sigiriya Rock Photo ofSri Lanka: Sigiriya Rock Photo ofSri Lanka: Sigiriya Rock

    Sri Lanka: Sigiriya Rock Nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka, the iconic Sigiriya Rock stands as a testament to ancient ingenuity and architectural prowess. Rising dramatically from the surrounding lush landscape, Sigir...

    Nice hike, but can be crowded depending on season. Give it an early start.
    Maggie Roche
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  • near Elagolla, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    8.04mi
    Elevation +
    1371f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo ofPekoe Trail stage 1 - Hanthana to Galaha Photo ofPekoe Trail stage 1 - Hanthana to Galaha Photo ofPekoe Trail stage 1 - Hanthana to Galaha

    lovely hike through tea plantations and small communities with beautiful views across the mountains. The trail is mainly single track cement or rocky and starts at the Ceylon Tea Museum. just beside a huge sign for the b...

  • near Diyagama West, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    9.25mi
    Elevation +
    3022f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.89
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 10 - Dayagama To Horton Plains - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 10 - Dayagama To Horton Plains - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 10 - Dayagama To Horton Plains - Official Profile

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You may only enter the Horton Plains National Park by purchasing a ticket at the Dayagama entrance or Ohiya entrance before entering the park and paying the entrance fee which costs approximately USD 45 (...

    This has always been one of the most awaited trecks I personally wanted to do , and finally With Dayagama HPNP treck bei...
    travelDenvo
    Horton Plains to Dayagama (revers tour). We hiked it at 09.02.23. This Stage was easy to hike. Easy to find the entranc...
    Pekoe Trail Sri Lanka Hiking & Camping
    Avant de commencer l'étape , j'ai pris mon petit déjeuner dans un petit restaurant à Darayana. La place n'a plus la même...
    worldgeo
  • near Norwood, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    9.82mi
    Elevation +
    1844f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 08 - Norwood to Bogawantalawa - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 08 - Norwood to Bogawantalawa - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 08 - Norwood to Bogawantalawa - Official Profile

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The stage is walkable but not yet fully signposted. Trail users are advised to consider all the information available and to heed local advice when available. The services of a professional mountain guide...

    This stage is easy to follow and gives you stunning views of the Bogawantalawa valley and at some point you cross over t...
    Orzu Conconi
    I don this trial. It has nice scenery. nice view of Adam's Peak.
    Sanath B Herath
  • near Mihidumpura, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    1132f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.78
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 22 - Kandapola To Pedro Estate - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 22 - Kandapola To Pedro Estate - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 22 - Kandapola To Pedro Estate - Official Profile

    LATEST UPDATE (AUGUST 23): Stage 22 is partially open at this point in time. If you are starting in Kandapola we advise you to take a tuk-tuk or a vehicle to the entrance of the "Government Seed Production Farm" and star...

    Vu que j'ai dormi à Nuwara, j'ai fait l'étape dans l'autre sens. Un peu étrange après 22 jours de marche de terminer cet...
    worldgeo
    Het is een hele fijne route door de thee velden waar je de plukkers in overvloed kan bewonderen De wegen zijn grotendeel...
    Harrie ter Schuur
    Nach langer Vorfreude war dies meine erste offizielle Etappe auf den Pekoe Trail. Andere Etappe bin ich schon in den let...
    Pekoe Trail Sri Lanka Hiking & Camping
  • near Gannewa, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    11.25mi
    Elevation +
    2454f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 03 - Loolkandura To Tawalantenne - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 03 - Loolkandura To Tawalantenne - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 03 - Loolkandura To Tawalantenne - Official Profile

    *Notice: Stage 3 - Re-Route Alert!! Please note that the last 4 kms (approx) from the campsite onwards have been temporarily re-routed to the end at Glenoch Tea Factory. Due to the recent adverse weather conditions...

    Super trail
    Madhawa Fonseka
  • near Pundaluoya Town, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    8.75mi
    Elevation +
    2343f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 05 - Pundaloya To Watagoda - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 05 - Pundaloya To Watagoda - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 05 - Pundaloya To Watagoda - Official Profile

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The stage is walkable but not yet fully signposted. Trail users are advised to consider all the information available and to heed local advice when available. The services of a professional mountain guide...

    Viel Teerstraße mit im letzten Drittel starken Steigungen.
    Horst Rölz
  • near Amast Estate, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    10.38mi
    Elevation +
    3638f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 21 - Uda Pussellawa to Kandapola - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 21 - Uda Pussellawa to Kandapola - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 21 - Uda Pussellawa to Kandapola - Official Profile

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The stage is walkable but not yet fully signposted. Trail users are advised to consider all the information available and to heed local advice when available. The services of a professional mountain guide...

    Avant-dernière étape de cette belle aventure. Un dénivelé important, mais c'est relativement doux . Les montagnes vous a...
    worldgeo
    Dies war unsere zweite Etappe auf dem Pekoe Trail, von Kandapola nach Uda Pussellawa (18./19.01.23). Mit dabei meine bei...
    Pekoe Trail Sri Lanka Hiking & Camping
  • near Waradiwela, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    6.06mi
    Elevation +
    1296f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of'Karsten's Walk' from Rangala House Photo of'Karsten's Walk' from Rangala House Photo of'Karsten's Walk' from Rangala House

    A great walk along tea estate tracks. The land owner is happy for hikers to pass through despite the 'private property' signs. A bit of walk at the end on the road, after the tea factory, to get back to the start point...

  • near Hortonplains, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    8.15mi
    Elevation +
    1063f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 11 - Horton Plains to Udaweriya - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 11 - Horton Plains to Udaweriya - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 11 - Horton Plains to Udaweriya - Official Profile

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Access to the Horton Plains National Park is restricted. You may only enter by purchasing a ticket at the Dayagama entrance or Ohiya entrance before entering the park and paying the entrance fee which cos...

    it was very good. at the end of the trail, there are small hotels to stay the night over.
    Ajith Ratnayaka
  • near Udadeltota, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    9.13mi
    Elevation +
    2799f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 02 - Galaha To Loolkandura - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 02 - Galaha To Loolkandura - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 02 - Galaha To Loolkandura - Official Profile

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The stage is walkable but not yet fully signposted. Trail users are advised to consider all the information available and to heed local advice when available. The services of a professional mountain guide...

    We walked at 14. September 2023 from Loolecondera via Delthota to Galaha. Start of our hike was at James Taylor statue, ...
    Pekoe Trail Sri Lanka Hiking & Camping
    Trail up to Deltota is easy to follow and a breeze. However, from there, the next 2km is gonna be extremely difficult to...
    SriAbey
    Its good
    Ayesh Buddhika
  • Kandy Mountain Hiking Trail

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    near Talapitiya, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    4.02mi
    Elevation +
    801f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofKandy Mountain Hiking Trail Photo ofKandy Mountain Hiking Trail Photo ofKandy Mountain Hiking Trail

    Self guided, up to Tempel, down through Village, at the end a bit high manly grass, Highking shoes, long sleeve shirt and trousers recommendet

  • near Nallatanniya, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    4.15mi
    Elevation +
    531f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofMoray waterfall - White Hose (Delhouse) Photo ofMoray waterfall - White Hose (Delhouse) Photo ofMoray waterfall - White Hose (Delhouse)

    Moray waterfall - White Hose (Delhouse) The distance from Delhouse to Moray waterfall can be easly done by walk. I went to White House Guest House because this is my favorite place here. In the waterfall you can swimm...

  • near Hawa Eliya North, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    7.41mi
    Elevation +
    1447f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofNuwara Eliya to tea plantations, Pedro's factory and Lovers leap fall Photo ofNuwara Eliya to tea plantations, Pedro's factory and Lovers leap fall Photo ofNuwara Eliya to tea plantations, Pedro's factory and Lovers leap fall

    A short (touristic) walk across the tea plantations; visit of Pedro's factory (45min), even if they shouldn't have visits from 11-14h we had a visit at 12h30; then go to the lovers leap fall.

    Loved this route! Skipped the part on the crowded road a bit and went through smaller paths to get back to the trail. It...
    josrietdijk
  • near Pusse-Ela, Central (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    5.97mi
    Elevation +
    2136f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofDawatagala - Knuckles Nature Trail - 5 Peaks Photo ofDawatagala - Knuckles Nature Trail - 5 Peaks Photo ofDawatagala - Knuckles Nature Trail - 5 Peaks

    This is a hike of the 5 peaks that give the Knuckles Mountain Range their name. Hasintha Weragala has already written a nice description of the hike in the link here: https://www.thingstodosrilanka.com/knuckles-05-peak-h...

    Thank you for you route! It was HARD technically, especially way down. Please notice that 5th peak is a bit further than...
    Masha Charikova

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