Now that I’ve been in Chiang Mai for about a full month, I figured a trail report was long overdue. Unfortunately, the only in-town trail system I’ve heard about is at a man-made lake at the foot of Doi Suthep. I know… a lake and a mountain, why haven’t I explored it before now? Well, between the trails and my studio is about 9 miles of street riding. Luckily, much like Houston, Chiang Mai is rather flat so the 9 miles were rather easy despite a few hairy intersections and breathing traffic fumes along the way.
The trails I found were fairly easy but I didn’t ride them all. I’m looking forward to a return trip to do some more exploring. I’ve since learned that there may be an off-road route to the lake for about 6 of the 9 miles, which would likely make this a regular thing. Being able to ride trails, cool off with a swim, and eat at one of about 20 lakeside “restaurants” is pretty sweet.