The mountain trail circuit stretches for 8 km, which is surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. The hike begins at the base of the mountain, which is indicated by a board with map details. The trail is easy, well-marked and flat. You can also drive bikes on this trail. Along with some beautiful viewpoints, you can also spot local wildlife, including birds, butterflies, squirrels, macaques and wild gibbon.
In a while, you pass through Led Zep Cafe, after which the trail branches into two. If you want some adventure involving a challenging hike amid nature, take one of the inner trails. If you're going to continue leisurely on a simple path, choose the mountain trail on the outside.
Stairway to Heaven
On the mountain circuit, a part of the stretch is famous as The 'Stairway to Heaven' as it passes through many points of interest. There are several of them that you can explore if you have time. If you are short on time, check out the pagoda of the Little Buddha, Phnom Kep, Nunnery and Sunset rock, which is a viewpoint offering excellent views of the coastline and nearby valleys.
It takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete this trail. If you are going to take up any of the interior trails, it'll take about 5 to 6 hours. It is not advisable to venture further after it gets dark.