Hiking Ella Rock
The views from Ella Rock are breath-taking. If you love scenic landscapes and mountainous terrain, hiking Ella Rock should be at the top of your bucket list when visiting Ella. Hiking Ella Rock is more challenging when compared to Little Adam’s Peak, but feels more authentic and natural i.e. there are no steps or paved pathways.
The terrain also changes on multiple occasions during the trek making the journey more picturesque. The hike takes approximately 3-4 hours in total depending on how fast and fit you are and can be demanding at times. The trail starts out relatively flat and includes a walk along railway tracks passing through local homes and tea plantations. As you start to climb, the vegetation gradually converts to a forest, and the trail begins to steepen. Roughly half the trail is flat and the other half, at an incline.Ella Rock is easily identified by the lone tree standing proudly at the top.
Once you reach, you will be treated to mesmerising views of the Ella Gap and surrounding mountains. Refresh yourself with a cool thambili (king coconut) as you take in the wonderful vistas. The trail is not well marked so we advise taking our Naturalist along, if available. However, if you are hiking on your own, please speak with a butler who will provide you with detailed directions before setting out. If you take any snacks or water on the hike, please ensure to bring it back and/or put it in a bin