This is a well-known & beautiful hill station in Maharashtra. Matheran is a paradise for hikers, particularly in the monsoons. It has many routes and one can always spend an enjoyable hiking day exploring these routes.
The type of soil here is red. The top of Matheran has excellent walking paths as well as lakes, which add to the charms of this place.
There are many trekking routes such as climb from Bhivpuri to Garbett point via Garbett plateau. From Chauk via village Warose go up the Shivaji Ladder. From village Ambewadi to One Tree Hill Point. From Vangani to Porcupine Point, via Panvel lake, etc.
Many such combinations are possible. A party can climb up from one route and descend from another. There are many enjoyable walks through the thick forest at the top. A separate route guide for Matheran is locally available.