Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to the central highland town of Ubud. The area provides a great retreat from the more hectic southern parts of the island, but this trail presents an even more pristine outback to escape from the contemporary boutique, guesthouse, and restaurant-lined Jalan Raya Ubud. The walk lets you enjoy the cool fresh air and probably the most gorgeous hillside vista in the region.
Campuhan Ridge Walk is another alternative to the rice terrace. It offers the same exquisite golden lighting and lush green vista of Ubud. Getting to the starting point is relatively easy. Smaller letterings under the signage of the Warwick Ibah bears “Going to The Hill” with an arrow pointing left, and as soon as you take on this path, the verdant surroundings of the Campuhan Valley immediately come to sight, lined by dense tropical foliage. There’s a beautiful temple on the entrance as a spot to take pictures. Sunrise or sunset will be the perfect time to come here for a walk and picture taking.
I always try to start the walk as early as I can around sunrise. The spot is pretty exposed to the sun and gets hot quickly. Start between 6-7:30 am in order not to sweat too much.