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Scenic Trekking Trails in Belihul Oya
  Hagala Trail

Hagala trekking trail with eco team - Sri LankaApproximately 2½ hours walk from Belihuloya, this area consists of moist semi evergreen forest and dry "pathana" grasslands.  One can get an incredible view at the top of the mountain. 

The trail starts from the River Garden Nature & Adventure Related Activity Centre goes about 400m towards Badulla, along the Ihalalagama road for about 5km, turning off at Landuyaya, walk through an abandoned tea plantation for about 200m, through a pathana for 2km to the summit and back the same way.

  Appalagala Trail

This trail takes approximately 2½ hours.  It goes through moist semi-evergreen forest and dry "pathana" grasslands.  It is possible to see a lot of birds and other fauna and flora during this trail.  Starting from the River Garden Nature & Adventure Related Activity Centre, the route leads towards Colombo about 200m, turning off and climbing up the road to the Hermitage about 500m.  Entering the forest bordering the hermitage, climb up further through the forest about 1km and come to the pathana area.  To take a different route back through the forest go through the village to the main road from where its about 250m to hotel and the trail ends.

  Samanalawewa Trail

Samanalawewa trekking trail with Eco Team - Sri LankaThis is a lovely half-day (approximately five hours). The trail leads through the village for about 1km, through a forest reserve for a short distance before reaching the point where the Belihuloya River falls into the Samanalawewa reservoir. 

It then leads up along the river passing two small waterfalls and a cave for about 1½ km before entering the village and through the same 3km back to the River Garden Nature & Adventure Related Activity Centre

 Horton Plains (via Bambarakanda Falls) Trail

Horton Plains (via Bambarakanda Falls) trekking trail with Eco Team - Sri LankaLeaving River Garden Nature & Adventure Related Activity Centre  in a vehicle, you will drive to Kalupahana where you will leave the main road on foot and hike for approximately 6km to get to the Bambarakanda Falls (Sri Lanka's highest waterfall). Within a majestic basin-shaped valley bordered by huge steep rocks and dark green forests of pines and tropic plunges an impressive 790ft over a vertical dark grey wall from the green saddle between Mt.Welihena and Mt. Bambaragala into a deep pool only 500m walking distance from the trail.  From Bambarakanda, you will hike another 14km through the West Haputale Estate and Kingslyn Estate before arriving at the Udaweriya Estate junction.  From here you can choose whether to do the last 6km to the park entrance by foot or getting back into your vehicle.  On arriving at the park entrance, you can then enter the HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK itself.

  N.B. This trail can be done in reverse, starting at the park entrance and going down to Belihuloya.

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