Trekking starts through the dense forest followed by the plain grass land on the hill top. Monsoon trekking to Paithalmala is a photographer's delight as the mist covers the hills and forest. There is a tower made by the department of tourism at the hilltop which can be reached after a 45 min walk from the Paithal valley. The scene of the valley from the tower is beautiful and you can see more than half the area of Kannur district. The best part of the trek is the walk from the tower to the thick forest where trail from Kappimala ends. You can move to the top of the hills enjoying the mesmerizing view of Coorg forest.