Little Adam's Peak, Ella

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#1 of 244 in Parks in Sri Lanka
Go for a quick hike to the top of Little Adam's Peak, an easy walk from downtown Ella in a lush picturesque setting. The mountain’s name comes from the comparison with its similarly shaped but much larger counterpart, the massive Adam’s Peak in central Sri Lanka. Enjoy the the easy going, 45-minute trek to the summit, admiring views of verdant tea plantations along the way. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the rolling green hills and valleys below. Plan to see Little Adam's Peak and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ella online attractions planner .
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  • This walk is very easy to navigate from Ella town and isn’t too difficult. There are some stairs to reach the peak but it’s definitely more of a leisurely walk than a hike. We did it around 8.30/9am a...  more »
  • We read that it would be best to start the hike before sunrise, but we enjoyed our breakfast a bit too much and started the journey to the top somewhere around 7.30AM. Our host provided a map which ma...  more »
  • Not too strenuous and fab views, the in with an extended walk to the 9 arch bridge, so worth it! Nice to walk through the tea plantations and see the workers picking tea leaves  more »
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  • This is a great hike - and definitely recommended over the big Adams peak. It is shorter and you get the same view except it’s from the opposite side. There were many other hikers here. I recommend catching the sun rise here. There are also friendly dogs that will hike up with you! If you have it in your heart perhaps you could bring some snacks for them :)
  • Beautiful, easy trail that doesn’t take more than 25 minutes to walk up even at a snail pace. The views are beautiful. The greenery is spectacular. Tea bushes are scattered around parts of the walk up to the top. This trail can be done by kids or mature people. Not too strenuous and little climbing required. Mainly just a path and stairs up.
  • My short itinerary did not allow me to check out the Adam's Peak.. but Little Adam's Peak was all that I could've asked for. Breathtaking and panoramic views. Short and easy climb though. There were a few more peaks from the first peak., Which can be skipped. Climb to the Following peaks we're little riskier than the first one. It takes close to 1.5 hours for the climb, sit there for a few hours and climb down. Half a day is gone. That's how you plan it. There are a few good restaurants just at the entrance where you can have your lunch after returning.
  • This is a fairly easy ‘hike’ it’s basically a flat walk through some tea plantations and then a few hundred stairs, the most of which aren’t too steep and are in good condition, there are a few parts which are dirt and rock which may be hard for people with mobility issues, but most people can accomplish this trip very easily and the views are amazing both at the bottom and at the top. It does get a bit busy but nothing too awful when I was there at around 10:30am. There is also no entrance fee which is so rare for Sri Lanka for foreigners, so even if you don’t want to climb stairs go for the walk through the tea plantations and get a nice view of Ella Rock from there
  • Absolutely loved this quick little hike up a mini mountainside to see some beautiful views of Ella. The hike is perhaps 45 minutes total if you include the path along the two small peaks. All you need are some sturdy shoes and your camera of choice. We sat and pet some mountain dogs and enjoyed chatting with a few of the locals who climbed that day. Overall a great experience!
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