Sirithan Waterfall Hike, Doi Inthanon

The beautiful Sirithan Waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park

Sirithan Waterfall is personally one of my favorite waterfalls in Doi Inthanon. But it is one which is often overlooked because it is so close to one of the main waterfalls, Wachirathan Waterfall.

That being said, the short path down to Sirithan Waterfall is easily accessible, and you can hike further down from the viewpoint to see the waterfall more closely.

Renting a scooter for the day and heading into Doi Inthanon National Park was one of the highlights for me over the 8 weeks I spent in Thailand.

Winding roads, incredible waterfalls, lush rice terraces, dodging wild buffalo, elephants, and dogs on the streets. Really gives you a full taste of Northern Thailand in one big adventure.

The beautiful Sirithan Waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park
The beautiful Sirithan Waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park

Quick Facts about Sirithan Waterfall Hike, Doi Inthanon

  • Distance: Less than 1km out and back
  • Time from Chiang Mai: 60-90 minutes directly, but can be tied in with other falls and sights
  • Time needed: Could be done in a 2 hours from Chiang Mai
  • Best travel time: One of the more quiet waterfalls in the national park
  • Difficulty: Some small steps on the way but nothing crazy.
  • Cost: Free
Sirithan Waterfall, Doi Inthanon

High Points of the Sirithan Waterfall Hike, Doi Inthanon

  • Much quieter which made it more fun for me
  • Easy to reach and very accessible
  • Superb scenery on the drive into the waterfall
  • Can be paired with multiple other waterfalls for one big day!

Low Points of the Sirithan Waterfall Hike, Doi Inthanoni

  • From the viewpoint alone the falls are hard to see, but if you do the small hike down then they’re very impressive!
View from the viewing platform

How to get to the Sirithan Waterfall Hike, Doi Inthanon

Located in the beautiful Doi Inthanon National Park, home of Thailand’s tallest mountain. Sirithan Waterfall is an impressive waterfall set back from the road and one which doesn’t attract too many people given that the falls are close to the much bigger, Wachirathan Waterfall.

It is around a 90-minute drive from Chiang Mai. I spent a whole day on the scooter exploring Doi Inthanon and made it to multiple waterfalls across the day.

The drive through the wonderful National Park is beautiful, and I’d strongly suggest hiring a scooter in Chiang Mai and adventuring for yourself.

If you can make it to Wachirathan waterfall then the Sirithan waterfall is on the same road and actually not too far up from Wachirathan.

It was so close that I nearly never stopped because I had only just gotten back on the scooter after exploring the Wachirathan waterfall.

I am super glad I did because it was an awesome waterfall to see!

Trail down towards the viewing platform

My Experience of the Sirithan Waterfall, Doi Inthanon

Personally, this was one of my favorites from the day. But mainly because it was super quiet and there were no others around. That was at midday too!

There is a small, winding path that leads you down to the viewing platform for the Sirithan Waterfall. From here the view is nice, but not nearly as nice as if you take the small trail down to the base of the waterfall.

A slippery little trail that weaves itself down the side of the hill towards the waterfall below.

Once down and beside the waterfall itself you can get a real scale of how big and impressive this waterfall actually is.

Fortunately for me, the lighting was perfect as the golden afternoon sun dipped below the trees and cast some light rays through and onto the waterfall itself.

Some of the roads you’ll cruise down

Whilst you’re in Doi Inthanon don’t forget to visit Thailand’s highest point.

Also, be sure to check out these other waterfalls too:

Mae Ya Waterfall – Thailand’s most impressive waterfall!
Wachirathan Waterfall – a HUGE set of falls in Doi Inthanon!

If you’ve any questions about the Sirithan Waterfall, Doi Inthanon, then drop them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to help.

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