17 Trekking Places Near Mumbai for Adventure Junkies

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The Sahyadri mountain range and the many forts built by erstwhile rulers of Maharashtra around Mumbai offer excellent trekking  places  for the adventure hungry Mumbaikars. These lush green trekking destinations are close enough for a day trip or weekend. Consider checking out these 17 trekking trails for your next weekend escape. Most  of these trekking places need no guide and you can easily explore these trails on your own.

1. Prabalgad Fort

Located between Matheran and Panvel, Prabalgad Fort is easy and fun for one-day trek. Enjoy trekking on a plateau in Western Ghats along with magnificent views all around.

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Height: 2320 feet  2815 ft

Distance from Mumbai: 50 kilometers

2. Mahuli Fort

A perfect trek for lovers of nature and serenity.  Mahuli Fort located on a secluded hill on the western side of Shahapur is surrounded by green forests that is also a wildlife sanctuary. A trail that you take you through waterfalls, streams, forests and lovely views.

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Height:  2815 ft

Distance from Mumbai: 92 kilometers

3. Rajmachi Trek

History buffs would have a wonderful time at Rajmachi peak with Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan Fort. The bird’s eye view of the valley from the top is really magnificent.

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Height:  2710 ft.

Distance from Mumbai: 95 kilometers

4. Lohagad Fort

It is an ideal place to trek for amateurs. Monsoons can make the trekking trails a little slippery, but the monsoon views are simply magnificent as the fort gets engulfed with mist and greenry.

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Height: 3,389 ft.

Distance from Mumbai: 96 kilometers

5. Raigad Fort

An amazing place for both day and night trekking. For the newbies the night trek might get a little scary  but flashlights and guides would ensure that you enjoy every bit of the trek.

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Height: 2700 ft.

Distance from Mumbai: 105 kilometers

6. Korigad

Korigad Hill Fort is located in the lovely locales of  Lonavala . Two caves with two ponds and the lovely streams that you come across in this trail are the main highlights of this trek.

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Height: 3,028  ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  110 kms

7. Sudhagad Fort (Bhorapgad Fort)

Trekking through lakes and forts is what makes the trek to Sudhagad Fort a memorable experience. It is one of the most scenic hill forts near Pune.

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Height: 2030 ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  110 kms

8. Visapur Fort

Visapur Fort is famous as Twin Fort of Lohagad as it shares a single ground with Lohagad trek.  Visapur Fort is the right choice for a trekking adventure during monsoons as it really looks lovely after rains. It is located at a higher altitude and is larger than Lohagad.

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Height: 3566 ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  120 kms

9. Tikona Fort

Tikona Fort is a hill fort in the Maval region at Kamshet. If you have a short weekend break and want to go on a scenic trek, you must definitely try out this trekking destination.

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Height: 3500  ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  125 kms

10. Kalsubai

Kalsubai Peak is the Everest of Sahyadris as it is the highest peak in the region. Monsoon trekking is a great idea at Kalsubai as the whole area turns into a green haven after the rains.

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Height: 5400  ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  125 kms

11. Ratangad Fort

Ratangad Fort trek is natural rock peak, ideal for trekking and has a cavity at the top, that is called ‘eye of the needle‘. Located near Bhandardara this is one of the most beautiful trekking trails of Maharashtra.

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Height:4255  ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  185 kms

12. Torna

You can easily trek to Torna with the help of simple directions. The trek includes an ascent to the hill and a plateau. You have to enter the hill fort  through a rocky patch.

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Height: 4603 ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  195 kms

13. Purandar

The magnificent Purandar Fort is popular as the birthplace of Shivaji’s son Sambhaji. Monsoons enhance the splendor of the place even more and it becomes the perfect place to trek.

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Height: 4472 ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  205 kms

14. Harishchandragad Fort

A great place for hard core adventure lovers. Besides trekking, you can enjoy rappelling, rock climbing and valley crossing too over here. It has 9 caves with 2 big caves. Camping is also an option for you.

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Height:  4710 ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  225 kms

15. Jungli Jaigad

As the name suggests, Jungli Jaigad is located in the middle of dense woods inhabited by wildlife and that’s what makes trekking here more fun. It is nestled near Kumbharli Ghat in Ratnagiri district.

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Height: 4520 ft.

Distance from Mumbai:  250 kms

16. Raireshwar

Raireshwar near Bhor is a brilliant place to trek for adventurists who have a flair for history. Monsoon season is the best time to trek here.

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Height:  4589 ft.

Distance from Mumbai: 260 kms

17. Vasota 

Vasoto trek is a superb jungle trek located in Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. It thrills you as you walk through the dense evergreen forests over there.

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Height: 3845  ft.

Distance from Mumbai: 260 kms

Grab your backpack and all the essential trekking stuff to get going for a refreshing adventure trip at the best trekking destinations near Mumbai.

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