Campuhan Ridge Walk, the best hiking trail in Ubud?

The Campuhan Ridge Walk is one of the best-known hiking trails in Ubud on the island of Bali, but is it the best or one that meets your expectations? Let’s discover the advantages of this walk and what you can do there!

Campuhan Ridge Walk is one of the top 3 hikes to do in Ubud on the island of Bali.

What to expect along the Campuhan Ridge Trail?

The Campuhan Ridge walking path is made up of 2 parts:

  • a trail on a ridge
  • a cul-de-sac road, lightly traveled with rice terraces

Part 1, trail on a ridge. The 1st part is only pedestrian. You will not even see a scooter there. The path is accessible: concrete tiles cover the entire trail. The beginning is in the jungle and climbs a lot: it is pretty physical, especially when it is hot and humid. The continuation is done on the ridge. The view is unobstructed over the valleys on either side of the path. It’s pretty hilly. No houses, cafes, or shops are on this part of the road. This part ends when you cross the few steps and pass the divine gate, behind which are the first cafes and restaurants.

Part 2, a dead-end road. The 2nd part is done on a street with little traffic because it is a cul-de-sac. It is easy to walk there because there is no danger, the few cars drive slowly. In this part, you can see rice terraces on each side. You also stop at cafes and restaurants and shop at a artists’ boutique. This part ends at the junction with the road, at the Resort Jannata.

Campuhan Ridge Gate between part 1 and 2
The gate separating the 1st part of the trail (on the ridge) and the 2nd part (road in a cul-de-sac with rice terraces)

The steps and the gate that separates the 1st part of the path (path on the ridge) and the 2nd part (road in a cul-de-sac with rice terrace)

You can hike one way (from the bridge to the Jannata resort), the other (from the Jannata resort), or both. You can also start or stop it after the 1st part, then call a taxi to pick you up.

In the ascending direction, from the bridge to the Jannata resort, there is no possible continuation. It is not possible to do a loop from the Campuhan Ridge trail. When you get to the end, there are several possible options:

Campuhan Ridge Rice Terraces

How long is the Campuhan Ridge Walk: Distance and Duration

The Campuhan Ridge Walk is approximately 2.6km long. The first part, on the ridge, is 1.2 km long. The second part, on the cul-de-sac road with the rice terrace, is 1.4 km long.

It takes about 40 minutes to walk the Campuhan Ridge trail. If you turn around at the end, double it!

Watch out for the sun. Much of the walk is uncovered. It can be physically demanding when sunny, hot, or humid. Remember to come with an umbrella or a hat and water!

With family. The path is safe. Children can walk it without a problem. However, the beginning of the trail can be difficult for the little ones. You can opt for the descending direction from the Jannata Resort to the bridge to facilitate the hike.

Campuhan Ridge Valley

Stay along Campuhan Ridge Walk

On the second part of the path, along the cul-de-sac road, you will find several accommodations. It is an ideal place to stay in Ubud because you can easily reach the city center by walking the Campuhan Ridge trail. However, the path is not lit at night, so taking it after seeing a show, for example, can be difficult.

Here are some examples of accommodations along the Campuhan Ridge:

  • Kastara Resort: A magnificent hotel with a view overlooking the valley and the jungle. Ideal for a romantic getaway.
  • Amora Boutique Villas: Private villas with stunning views of Bali’s lush jungle.

Map of the Campuhan Ridge Walk

Here is a map of the Campuhan Ridge walk path and its location in Ubud.

Campuhan Ridge Walk map

Price of the hike

Free! The path is accessible to everyone for free. There are no offerings to be made on the way. Cafes have a splendid view of the rice terraces, and you will undoubtedly want to take a break there to admire the landscape and drink fresh juice!

Cafe in Campuhan Ridge

Are the most beautiful rice fields along the Campuhan Ridge Walk?

On the first part of the path, there is no rice field. They are found only on the 2nd part, along the cul-de-sac road.

These rice fields are not the most beautiful in Bali or Ubud. In Ubud, those seen on Kajeng Road are much more impressive. In Bali, the most beautiful rice fields are those of Jatiluwih or Tegallalang Rice Terraces.

Campuhan Ridge Walk Rice Terraces

Even if there are more beautiful rice terraces in Ubud, the Campuhan Ridge walk remains very interesting for the unobstructed valleys, an exceptional landscape in Ubud! The rice terraces that are then found on the trail are a bonus.

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