Hiking & Trekking On Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc is heaven for hikers. Whether you’re looking for a challenging unmarked trail up the islands highest mountain or scenic hikes through the National Park you will find what you are looking for on Phu Quoc Island. All hiking adventures begin in the Phu Quoc National Park, which covers 60% of the island. Below are a few trails that we have identified which you can explore on your own or with a tour guide. If you like to hike, please press the like button below. Happy trails!
Hiking and Trekking Opportunities In Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc District consists of 28 islands however hiking and trekking activities are limited to only 2 of those islands, names Phu Quoc Island and Hon Thom Island, the largest islands in the archipelago.
Discover the three main trails of Phu Quoc:
Rock Climbing and Mountaineering On Phu Quoc Island
The following are some mountain climbing, rock climbing, jungle trekking, and other similar high terrain hiking found on Phu Quoc Island:
Trekking Mount Heaven – The Ham Ninh Mountains
Total trekking and climbing time: 3.5hrs
Trail rating: Difficult
At 400m, Mount Heaven is the 2nd highest mountain on Phu Quoc Island and trekking this mountain requires the assistance of a guide. This trek is perfect for the traveler looking to get off the beaten track and do a little mountain climbing at the same time. The local guide will show you up a secluded trail through dense virgin forest, leading to a bird’s eye view of the west side of Phu Quoc. You will have to climb up a 10m high bamboo ladder in order to summit. The trek down the mountain is just as difficult as you will be taken down a different trail and depending on the guide, your trek may end up at a natural pool or a myrtle sim fruit garden.
Trekking Mount Chua
At the moment a trail is being created in order for tourists to summit Mount Chua, Phu Quoc’s highest mountain at 603m. It is located right in the middle of the Phu Quoc National Park. At the moment this area is a restricted zone until the viewing platform on Mount Chua has been completed.
Hiking Phu Quoc’s Waterfalls & Streams
On Phu Quoc there are countless number of small streams and a few of these streams lead to some very beautiful waterfalls. The hiking here is light, the trail is well defined, and the surrounding scenery is absolutely gorgeous. If you love nature and the great outdoors then you must visit some of the waterfalls here on the island. The following are some streams and waterfalls that are accessible to you. You can visit all of them on your own or as part of a tour.
Hiking Tranh Stream & Waterfall
Approximately 15 minutes by motorbike or taxi from Duong Dong Town you will find this idyllic forested area which has a nice trail next to a stream that eventually leads to a waterfall. Further up the trail you will find a cave known locally as Hang Doi (Bat Cave) which is home to some impressive stalactite formations and bats.
Trail Rating: Easy
Hiking Da Ban Stream & Waterfall
Located approximately 6 km east of Duong Dong Town and taking its name from the numerous “table like” granite rock formations is this rather adventurous trail that ends at Da Ban Waterfall. The best time to hike this trail is from May to October during the wet season.
Trail Rating: Easy
PhuQuocIslandGuide.com’s Trail Rating System
The following is an explanation of how we rate the trails found on Phu Quoc Island:
- Easy: These paths will typically have elevation changes less than 10 m. Hikers will experience good trail conditions. Structures along the path may include bridges, stepping stones, boardwalks, steps and retaining walls. The Easy paths are very popular with hikers and are usually found to have many more structures to preserve the original footpath.
- Moderate: These paths will have elevation changes of less than 30 m will occur and may occur on a more frequent basis. Hikers will experience structures such as bridges, stepping stones, boardwalks. Boardwalks may not cover all wet areas, steeper climbs may occur.
- Difficult: These paths will typically have elevation changes up to 100m. Hikers may experience more rugged trail conditions but will definitely enjoy a true wilderness experience. Some structures may be present over large streams, wet areas, etc.
- Strenuous: These paths will have major elevation changes over 150 m. These paths may have some structures and bridges. One of our Signature Paths – The Spout falls in this category.