One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of Bali is by foot, on a nature trail. Some of these hour-long nature trails are easy to conquer, so they work for beginners and kids alike. If you want to give the entire family a weekend of adventure they won’t forget, consider these kid-friendly nature trails.
1. Mt. Batur Hike
Mount Batur is an active volcano located in northeastern of Bali. The volcano features a caldera, wherein villages live, and offer a variety of services among trekkers and hikers. One such service is an easy hike that will take you on top of the mountain!
Batur is popular among hikers and nature-loving tourists because the nature trail is very easy to conquer and the picturesque tropical forest that surrounds it. Even better, the sunrise on top of the volcano can’t be missed. It only takes one and a half hour to reach the end of the trail, but it’s not the highest point of the volcano. Reaching the summit takes another hike along a steep sandy trail. Don’t be surprised to see a warung on top of the summit offering hikers hot drinks and local sweets.
2. Campuhan Ridge Walk
Located in the heart of Ubud, the Campuhan ridge is a popular nature trail among beginners and families alike! The ridge features a stunning view of the Bali outback and tranquil countryside living.
The nine-kilometer trail consists of gorgeous hillsides and lots of fresh air. The trail starts at the Campuhan Ridge Walk then off to the verdant landscapes of the Campuhan valley. From there, you can check out the dense, beautiful tropical forests that span out as far as the eyes can see.
Then, the trail leads to the Campuhan River, where the ancient Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex is located. You can take pictures and explore the temples or ask directions to other nature trails. The high point of the temple will give you a 360-degree view of the valley.
3. Sambangan Nature Hike
Sambangan is a nature hike located in the northern part of Bali that features endless rice fields. Depending on the tour, the Sambangan Nature Hike features a trek from the rice fields to the Aling-Aling, Kroya, Kembar, and Pucuk waterfalls. After a relaxing stroll to the Sambangan landscapes, you can take pictures, explore the tropical jungle, or take a refreshing dip to the waterfall that falls to the river, it’s your choice! As with any outdoor excursion, we recommend hiring a local guide to lead you through the many attractions in Sambangan safely. On average, the Sambangan tour will last for one to two hours.