10 Amazing Spots for Trekking in Mumbai

 Trekking has become a favourite weekend pastime for many Mumbaikars. As soon as the weekend arrives, many of them head to the hills to explore the scenic landscaped mountains located in and around Mumbai. While some are close to the city, there are some that are within 200 kilometres away.

The best part about hiking or trekking near Mumbai is that there is a trail to suit the trekking skill level of every person. While you have some treks that are easy (where all you need to do is walk upstairs), there are those that require skill and patience. Here are the 18 trekking places in Mumbai, in order of distance.

Best Trekking Places in Mumbai 

1. Kanheri Caves Trail

Located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, the Kanheri Caves is one of the easiest trails in Mumbai. Here, there isn’t any stressful climb; instead, you’ll have to walk through the forest that offers scenic views of the park and a walk up a small cliff at the end of the trail. 

If you keep your eyes open, you might even spot a few exotic birds here. The walking path begins at the Kanheri plateau and ends at the Kanheri caves. The end of the trek has a few steps that lead to the entrance of the caves. 

Location: Borivali

Trekking Difficulty: Easy 

2. Shilonda Trail

This is yet another trail inside the beautiful Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai. A former tribal settlement, the Shilonda Trail leads you through a gentle walkway, a dense forest, and a couple of beautiful streams till you reach the end point that is actually the farthest point in the national park. 

The trekking trail is very easy; however, due to the distance you have to cover, it could be tough for someone who is not used to walking a lot. 

Location: Borivali

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

3. Yeoor Hills

Trekking to the top of the Yeoor Hills will take about about 30 minutes, at normal walking pace. Along the way, you will see panoramic views of the national park and come across streams that are an ideal pitstop for a break. From the top of the Yeoor Hills, you will see a panoramic view of Thane. The trek to Yeoor Hills is easy, but there are a few slippery spots along the way. 

Location: Borivali

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

4. Chinchoti Trail

Chinchoti is a trek with several routes. Depending on your skill, you can choose one. If you are looking for a route that isn’t too complicated, use the trail that begins from Kaman Phata. The trail begins through a small village and leads up to a few streams that you have to cross. 

Once you cross the streams, there is a pathway through dense vegetation that leads you straight to the falls. Just before the fall, there is a small pond that is very safe to swim. If you are going on the weekend, remember the pond can get very crowded. 

Location: Vasai

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

5. Tungareshwar Trail

The trail at Tungareshwar offers trekkers many possibilities. Here, one can choose to take the easy route and walk 4 kilometres up to the Shiva Temple or head a further 3 kilometres upto the Balayogi Ashram. Those looking for a longer trail can climb up to the Vajreshwari Springs. The route to the springs is scenic and gorgeous. There are a few deciduous trees and if you’re lucky. You might even spot a few exotic birds on the trail. 

Location: Virar

Trekking Difficulty: Depends on the route you take

6. Peb Trail

To trek up to the Peb fort you need to follow one of the easiest and most scenic trails in Maharashtra. The route is fairly simple. It begins at a village and then passes through a small forrest and a few caves. 

There are a few ladders installed at points that are difficult to climb, so even a person who has never trekked before will find the trail comfortable. Along the way, there’s another route that leads up to the Panorama Point in Matheran. However, it will take another couple of hours to reach there. 

Location: Neral

Distance from Mumbai: 53 kilometres

Trekking Difficulty: Easy up to the Peb fort. The route to Panorama Point is moderately difficult. 

7. Garbett Point Trail

Despite the Garbett Point offering scenic views of the plateau below, the most fun is had when you trek up to the Garbett Point from the Diksal village. The six-hour-long trek is challenging but great fun. 

To get up to Garbett Point, one needs to pass through narrow rocky passages and steep slopes. If you are going here during the monsoon, you might need a rope to get across the stream that is difficult to pass through when at its peak. If you’re up for it, trek further for about 5 kilometers to reach Matheran. 

Location: Diksal

Distance from Mumbai: 73 kilometres

Trekking Difficulty: High

8. Dhak Bahiri Trail 

Located in the Raigad region, the Dhak Bahiri (caves) is located at a height of 2700 feet above sea level. The trek to the caves from the Sandshi village takes two to three hours. 

It could take a little more longer for amateur trekkers as the trail here is challenging and passes through rocky edges and curvy pathways. There is a famous point here called the Kalakrai Pinnacle. However, one needs great experience in trekking and must know how to use hiking equipment to get to the point. 

Location: Sandshi

Distance from Mumbai: 76 kilometres

Trekking Difficulty: High

9. Kune Waterfalls Trail 

Conveniently located about 2 kilometres away from the Khandala railway station, the Kune falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in Maharashtra. Although one cannot visit the falls directly, trekking up to the hill that offers crystal clear views of the falls is possible. It takes around 3 hours to reach the hill from the base. The path can be a big difficult to navigate, so it is advised that you hire a guide or book a group trekking activity, there are many organizations that conduct treks at Kune. 

Location: Khandala

Distance from Mumbai: 86 kilometres

Trekking Difficulty: High

10. Rajmachi Fort Trail

A popular trail for trekking near Mumbai, it starts in the Udhewadi village. The trek to the Rajmachi Fort is very scenic. An easy trek to the top awaits trekkers as they only have to follow a route that’s not too difficult to tread through. 

However those who find this trail too easy can opt to take the other route that begins from the Kondana Caves, it’s exciting. Once you reach the top of the hill, explore the beautiful and historic Rajmachi Fort. 

Location: Udhewadi

Distance from Mumbai: 95 kilometres.

Trekking Difficulty:  Easy to high, depending on which route you take.

If you are looking to get away from your mundane work life or are in need of some nature therapy, we suggest that you pack your backpack and head out to one of these trekking places near Mumbai.

What makes them an excellent choice is that they’re not only scenic, but have different difficulty levels.


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