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  • near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    6.43mi
    Elevation +
    1742f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSri Lanka: Ella Rock hike via Kithal Ella route. Photo ofSri Lanka: Ella Rock hike via Kithal Ella route. Photo ofSri Lanka: Ella Rock hike via Kithal Ella route.

    Ella Rock Hike: Overview Distance: 12 km return (depending on where you start ) Duration: 3-4 hours return Elevation Gain: 600 m (reaching 1360 m AMSL at Ella Rock) Difficulty: Moderate. Ella Rock sits high o...

    This was a really fabulous hike!
    Jiju Vijayakumar
    Grand Hike and Great views
    Maggie Roche
  • Ellas Rock

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    near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    8.65mi
    Elevation +
    1654f
    TrailRank
    63
    Photo ofEllas Rock Photo ofEllas Rock Photo ofEllas Rock

    Circular fins la Roca d Ella. Comencem caminant per la via del tren direccio haputale fins just abans de la primera estacio de tren on ens desviem cap a l esquerra i xino xano cap amunt. Hi han un parell de xiringos pel ...

  • Ella Rock Hike - Sri Lanka

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    near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    5.86mi
    Elevation +
    1142f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofElla Rock Hike - Sri Lanka Photo ofElla Rock Hike - Sri Lanka Photo ofElla Rock Hike - Sri Lanka

    The Ella rock hike is one of the most scenic hikes passing through lush green forest, rivers, waterfalls and tea plantations. The view at summit is jaw dropping overlooking the tea estates and forest. The complete hik...

    Súper easy to follow and with all the details Thanks a lot. We have enjoyed a lot
    Tribu Viajera
  • near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    3.16mi
    Elevation +
    1024f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofElla - Ella’s Rock - Rawena temple Photo ofElla - Ella’s Rock - Rawena temple Photo ofElla - Ella’s Rock - Rawena temple

    We start just before the tunnel at the end of the town of Ella and take a path left to the railway. We follow the railway until a bridge where we turn left next to a house. Then follow the track so you don’t get lost. Ju...

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  • Ella Rock

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    near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    6.10mi
    Elevation +
    1565f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofElla Rock Photo ofElla Rock Photo ofElla Rock

    Take both loops to your right better, easier and less steep. Enjoy it! Don't miss the second view point to the Rawana Falls and a lonely experience. It also keeps a secret temple! Carry lots of water and start early. Gu...

    Impossible de se perdre...on suit la foule et ça roule....
    jeanphi26
  • Ella - Ella rock

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    near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    6.92mi
    Elevation +
    1280f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo ofElla - Ella rock Photo ofElla - Ella rock Photo ofElla - Ella rock

    Start the trek at the Junction in Ella, going up the Waterfall road. Then you just have to follow the trail looking at the waypoints in case of doubt. The first prt of the trek is following the railways until you reach K...

  • Ela town to Rawana Ela waterfalls

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    near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    4.93mi
    Elevation +
    1745f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofEla town to Rawana Ela waterfalls Photo ofEla town to Rawana Ela waterfalls Photo ofEla town to Rawana Ela waterfalls

    Not a very safe walk on the trafficky wavy road, but the views are super rewarding, you can see lots of monkeys and... the waterfalls are just breathtaking!!!! They are apparently much better in the rainy season, but the...

  • near Dambethenna, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    11.30mi
    Elevation +
    984f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofAlternative Lipton’s Seat - Haputale 100% through Tea Plantations Photo ofAlternative Lipton’s Seat - Haputale 100% through Tea Plantations Photo ofAlternative Lipton’s Seat - Haputale 100% through Tea Plantations

    This route goes 100% through tea plantations all the way down to Haputale. It does not follow the main road you went up, and does not pass the tea factory. It goes down from Liptons seat and connects after 3km to Long di...

    Really beautiful hike with amazing changing scenery. We saw a mongoose, lots of monkeys and many friendly tea pickers. T...
    tombloom
  • near Haputale, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    8.38mi
    Elevation +
    2641f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.78
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 13 - Haputale To St. Catherine - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 13 - Haputale To St. Catherine - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 13 - Haputale To St. Catherine - 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...

    Étape qui prend de l'altitude et qui permet normalement de voir les montagnes. " Malheureusement", elle était peu visibl...
    worldgeo
    Amazing hike, stunning views. It was super easy to follow the map and stay on track. We did this hike in reverse from St...
    Orzu Conconi
    At Sherwood in Haputale estate road has blocked with a gate by estate manager.
    Thilantha Abeysinghe
  • near Ella, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    15.06mi
    Elevation +
    3993f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofElla's rock loop (Ella - Ella's Rock - Heeloya) Photo ofElla's rock loop (Ella - Ella's Rock - Heeloya) Photo ofElla's rock loop (Ella - Ella's Rock - Heeloya)

    From Ella, follow the train track, then go down at a little restaurant/shop and follow the tracks. Be careful to the leeches. After Ella's rock view point (if it is not too cloudy) there is Temple cave at 400m. Then fol...

    Very nice hike. 1/3 through beautiful forests, 2/3 along paved roads through villages with moderate traffic.
    Jan Online
  • near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    5.43mi
    Elevation +
    1289f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 16 - Ella to Demodera - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 16 - Ella to Demodera - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 16 - Ella to Demodera - 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...

    Etape rapide. On croise du monde jusqu'au pont mais ensuite, cela redevient très calme. Les paysages sont sublimes. Une ...
    worldgeo
    This is the first section of the Pekoe trail we've done, and it was awesome. We didn't know the Nine Arches bridge was o...
    Chris Loughren
    Ella to Nine Arches Bridge is quite popular so expect to run into a lot of people there. It was fun getting to watch a t...
    CatherineBiz
  • Ella Rock, Cave and Cave Temple

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    near Ella, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    6.24mi
    Elevation +
    6608f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofElla Rock, Cave and Cave Temple Photo ofElla Rock, Cave and Cave Temple Photo ofElla Rock, Cave and Cave Temple

    This trail will you guide to the top of Ella rock and to the not so known cave and cave temple, sadly because of heavy raining and flood a day earlier the cave was closed but the small cave temple was open. The trail it...

  • near Hali-Ela, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    8.49mi
    Elevation +
    3310f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 3.67
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 18 - Hali-Ela To Ettampitiya - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 18 - Hali-Ela To Ettampitiya - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 18 - Hali-Ela To Ettampitiya - 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...

    Some of the areas are overgrown. then again hard climbing more than the Moderate level
    Ayesh Buddhika
  • near Gonamotawa, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    9.16mi
    Elevation +
    4327f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofLipton Seat (for Ella or Nuwara Eliya stay) Photo ofLipton Seat (for Ella or Nuwara Eliya stay) Photo ofLipton Seat (for Ella or Nuwara Eliya stay)

    Sadly I recorded this trail a little bit lait, so add maybe 1 to 1.5km more to this trail. This trail will guide you through some nice tea plantation and you will arrive at the Lipton’s Seat (the first plantation of the...

  • near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    2.50mi
    Elevation +
    328f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofElla's Tea plantations+Hidden Temple Photo ofElla's Tea plantations+Hidden Temple Photo ofElla's Tea plantations+Hidden Temple

    Enjoy this off-the-beaten-track nice and easy walk among tea plantations. Visit the hidden temple where the very kind monk will show you their 100-year-old Buddha statue.

    We walked the route in the afternoon and it is absolutely worth it. No tourist seen after the village of Ella. Beautiful...
    Sandra van der Molen
  • Ella Rock

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    near Ella Town, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    7.85mi
    Elevation +
    2674f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofElla Rock Photo ofElla Rock Photo ofElla Rock

    Lovely hike, plenty of shade which was nice. Take water, snacks, decent shoes (some gravel was loose underfoot) and prepare for a steep climb! There are people selling water, sodas, coconuts on the trail. Entrance to the...

  • near Dambethenna, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    1726f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 14 - St. Catherine (Lipton Seat) To Makulella - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 14 - St. Catherine (Lipton Seat) To Makulella - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 14 - St. Catherine (Lipton Seat) To Makulella - 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...

    The trail leading down to Balagala is a little overgrown. Also, it would be good to have a narrative to find that trail ...
    Ashan Seneviratne
  • near Pattiyakumbura, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    7.82mi
    Elevation +
    2136f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 20 - Lunuwatte To Uda Pussellawa - Offical Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 20 - Lunuwatte To Uda Pussellawa - Offical Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 20 - Lunuwatte To Uda Pussellawa - Offical 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...

    après avoir rejoint le parcours de l'étape 20, j'arrive rapidement près d'un petit lac magnifique. Cela serait pas mal s...
    worldgeo
  • Ella’s Rock, Sri Lanka

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    near Kithalella, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    3.13mi
    Elevation +
    1230f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofElla’s Rock, Sri Lanka Photo ofElla’s Rock, Sri Lanka Photo ofElla’s Rock, Sri Lanka

    This is an alternative route to reach the most famous peak in Ella. We start at the Tree House Cabana hotel, so we cut At least one hour the “tipical” route which starts at Ella’s train station. The Rute runs for the wil...

    Great hike and beautiful scenery. Was a bit of a search to keep on the right track but succeded
    Robert Smit
  • near Gawarawela, Uva (Sri Lanka)
    Distance
    8.17mi
    Elevation +
    1909f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 3.67
    Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 17 - Demodera to Hali-Ela - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 17 - Demodera to Hali-Ela - Official Profile Photo ofThe Pekoe Trail - Stage 17 - Demodera to Hali-Ela - Official Profile

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The stage is walkable and signposted. Look out for orange circles with a white arrow. Trail users are advised to consider all the information available and to heed local advice when available. The service...

    It’s nice trail, and with nice views.
    Ayesh Buddhika

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