Trekking in Goa

Take a look at 5 trails to go trekking in Goa that is bound to satiate the adventurer in you.

1. Sonsogor Trek

If you want to feel on top of the world, you can head to Sonsogor for a trek as it has one of the three highest peaks in the state. So, maybe it is not the top of the world, but it is the top of Goa. That’s not so bad either, right? Although this trek lasts only about 2-3 hours, trekkers flock to this place quite often to take in the wonders of the Goan greenery.

  • -Location: Sonsogor, Goa
  • -How to reach: There are many buses that ply to this trekking spot in Goa. So whether you will be travelling from Goa Airport or any of the railway stations, the buses will take you there.
  • -Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • -Best time to visit: November to January

2. Satregad Fort Trek

At a stretch of 16 km, this trail passes through valleys, hills and waterfalls, bringing every painting of nature you may have ever seen, to life. However, Satregad is one such trekking spot where you get more than just a hiking experience. The Satregad Fort located here displays Portuguese and British influences through its architecture. You can also marvel at the sight of Royal Bengal Tigers, the country’s national animal, at the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • -Location: Nagargaon, Goa
  • -How to reach: You can reach the location from Panaji by local buses or shared taxis.
  • -Level of Difficulty: Medium
  • -Best time to visit: November to March
  • -Important Info: Avoid going here during the monsoons

3. Netravali Waterfalls Trek

This 13 km long trek is situated within the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary. Imagine the views you will be privy to. Malabar giant squirrel, Indian bison, four-horned antelope, leopard, etc. are some of the animals that live within this sanctuary. It is also home to birds like the rare Malayan night heron, Nilgiri wood pigeon, great pied hornbill, grey-headed bulbul to name a few. Keep your eyes open and your binoculars handy so that you can catch sight of these amazing bird species as you hike.

  • -Location: Pale, Goa
  • -How to reach: You can take the local bus or taxi from Maragao city.
  • -Level of Difficulty: Medium
  • -Best time to visit: June

4. Pali Waterfalls Trek

A hidden jewel in Valpoi, the Pali Waterfalls is laden with slippery rocks, thorns and bushes. This trekking trail is relatively easy and spans a mere 6 kilometres. The waterfall is surrounded by dense forest that borders Dandeli, Karnataka. This dense forest provides ample opportunities to spot varied birds and mammals. Trekkers have reported sightings of the most beautiful butterflies and birds on the path.

  • -Location: Pale, Goa
  • -How to reach: You can take buses from either Panaji or Mapusa to reach Pali Waterfall.
  • -Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • -Best time to visit: November to February
  • -Must-do: Visit the Budbudyachi Tallem, a bubbling lake, along the way.

5. Udaan Dongor Trek

About 16 kilometres long, the Udaan Dongor trekking experience will take approximately 6 hours to complete. It begins at Panjim and ends at the fourth largest peak in Goa. The views are mesmerising and the region has impressive biodiversity – greenery coupled with rich wildlife. It presents an ideal opportunity for nature and wildlife photographers to capture the raw beauty of Goa. Carry chocolates, dry fruits and water to sustain yourself.


  • -Location: Valpoi, Goa
  • -How to reach: Buses and taxis are easily available from all regions of Goa to Panjim.
  • -Level of Difficulty: Medium
  • -Best time to visit: June to February