The Best Hiking Trails in Ninh Binh Vietnam

June 22, 2023

Ready to check out the best trails in Ninh Bình for hiking, mountain biking, climbing or other outdoor activities? You could check it out 5 hiking trails, mountain biking routes, backpacking trips and more as below. Discover hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best hiking trails in Ninh Bình to suit your needs.

1. Silver Cloud Peak in Cuc Phuong National Park

Lying about 45 km to the northwest of Ninh Binh city, Cuc Phuong National Park is definitely the hiking paradise as here take place many stunning natural scenes and the terrain that is suitable for such tours. The park is a well-preserved rainforest in which olive many rescued species and evergreen plants. Therefore, on hiking or trekking into Cuc Phuong national park, you will like being walking through the natural paradise. One of the most recommended hiking spots in the park is Silver Cloud peak. On hiking to the top of Silver Clouds, at the height of 648 meters from sea level, you can have a panoramic view of the park, which is so stunning that you will be impressed right away. 

Hike to Silver Cloud Peak

2. Mua Cave & Mua View Point 

If you like to get a panoramic view of Tam Coc - Halong bay, then Mua Cave and its trekking path will satisfy you. Located in Dau Khe Ha hamlet, Mua Cave is one of the must-see attractions that you should never miss during your time in Ninh Binh. The spot will even more attractive if being seen from the hiking view. You can take the cycling trip to visit Tam Coc, Trang An, and Bai Dinh pagoda, then join the king tour into Mua Cave.

Like Cuc Phuong National Park, Mua Cave features an evergreen ecosystem with many different kinds of plants. Therefore, on hiking into the cave, you will be served with stunning natural scenes and a cool fresh atmosphere. Besides, on hiking to the top of the cave, you can have a chance to admire the whole area of Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, which promises to be an unforgettable experience. 

Hiking to Mua View Point

3. An Tiem Cave 

An Tiem cave is a landscape belonging to the Hoa Lu ancient capital complex in the land of Truong Yen, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh. The cave brings along itself a mysterious beauty with the tranquil atmosphere and stunning sceneries. On hiking or trekking in An Tiem cave, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the cool wind and admire the beauty of the mountain and rive. The trekking path of An Time Cave runs along the mountain foot with one side bordering the mountain, the other face the river, give you an impressive experience. 


4. Thung Nham Bird Park 

Thung Nham, also widely known as Thung Chim, is home to thousands of kinds of birds. On coming here, you will be engrossed by the wild nature, cool; fresh atmosphere, and beautiful sound of a thousand singing birds. Located in the core area of Trang An landscape complex, Thung Nham bird park is surrounded by mountains, tropical forests, many valleys, and beautiful caves. Due to its special location, stunning sceneries, and diverse ecosystems, the park is one of the must-see spots in Ninh Binh. On hiking in Thung Nham bird park, you will have to chance to explore more about bird species and enjoy your truly relaxed time with Mother Nature. 

5. Dich Long Cave 

Located in Gia Thanh commune, near the National Highway 1A, Dich Long cave, along with the pagoda complex, is one of the must-see spots in Ninh Binh. The cave itself is listed among the three most beautiful caves in Vietnam and divided into three main areas: the in-cave pagoda, dark cave, and light cave. While the dark cave is home to a countless number of impressive stalactites and stalagmites, the light cave impresses visitors with a nearly one-tonne bell from the Nguyen Dynasty hung at its eight-meter natural dome and two giant statues of Guardians. Besides, the pagoda area is also a must-see for those who desire peace in their mind. If you want to enjoy all of those experiences, then a king tour into Dich Long cave will be your best choice. 

Hiking to Dich Long Cave

Ninh Binh Hiking/ Trekking Tours

1. Cuc Phuong Național Park 1 Day Tour

If you want to find a peaceful place where you could leave all your troubles behind, then Cuc Phuong National Park will be an ideal place for you. This trip is suitable for those who want to travel actively and responsibly at a reasonable physical fitness level as trekking will be the main mean of transportation. Cuc Phuong boasts engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent limestone mountains rise majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill tribe. Covered in a dense forest, they form a habitat for some of Asia's rarest species. On the tour, you can have a chance to trek through the dense grass jungle, feel the true beauty of nature, and recharge yourself. 

You can find more information about the trip at Bich Dong Pagoda – Thung Nham – Cuc Phuong National Park 1 Day Tour / Van Long – Cuc Phuong National Park 1 Day Tour

2. Thung Nham 1 Day Tour

If you would like to see combination of sightseeing, physical challenges, and a genuine experience - from the peaceful countryside of Tam Coc, the Emperor’s temples of Hoa Lu to the fascinating natural Mua Cave. Don't forget to take some photos, view the wildlife, and hike with nature on visiting these gorgeous sceneries and pristine landscapes. 

For more detailed information, please go to Hoa Lu – Thung Nham 1 Day Tour / Hoa Lu – Thung Nham – Mua Cave 1 Day Tour / Bich Dong Pagoda – Thung Nham – Mua Cave 1 Day Tour.

Above is our recommendation for Ninh Binh hiking or trekking. If you are already interested in hiking or trekking, then book one of our Ninh Binh tours and enjoy your time right now. For booking tours, please go to our website. Wish you have your best time in Vietnam.