Discover Nature’s Charm in 8 Hiking Paradises in Klang Valley

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If you are a tourist travelling in Malaysia, you might not be so familiar with the term ‘Klang Valley’ as opposed to Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital city. Klang Valley encompasses the federal territories including KL and other major districts such as Petaling, Klang and Hulu Langat.

Amidst the urban landscape and bustling metropolis, Klang Valley seamlessly blends with nature’s hidden gems and boasts numerous hiking trails that promise a rejuvenating escape. The best part? No permits are required! 

Let’s explore nine hiking places that are easily accessible by public transport or a short Grab ride.

  1. Bukit Kiara
    • Bukit Kiara is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Renowned for its lush greenery, this trail offers a serene escape from the city buzz. The verdant landscape, diverse flora and well-marked trails make it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts.
    • Location for driving or Grab: Bukit Kiara Trail Entrance (Coordinates: 3.1571° N, 101.6434° E) 
    • Nearest train station: MRT Taman Tun Dr Ismail
    • 15 minute walk to entrance

(Source : https://travelersanddreamers.com/bukit-kiara-hike/ )

  1. Taman Tugu
    • Taman Tugu is a hidden gem nestled within the city limits. This sanctuary boasts a rich biodiversity, featuring a variety of native trees and wildlife. The well-marked paths ensure that even first-time visitors can navigate the trails with ease, allowing for an immersive experience without losing the sense of direction.
    • Location for driving or Grab: Taman Tugu Entrance (Coordinates: 3.1669° N, 101.6892° E)
    • Nearest train station: Masjid Jamek LRT

Then a 15 minute walk to entrance

( Source : https://hikerhero.com/taman-tugu/ )

  1. Bukit Kembara
    • Bukit Kembara caters to adventurous souls seeking a thrilling hiking experience. This trail is not for the faint of heart, as it boasts challenging ascents that will test the mettle of even the most seasoned hikers. The lush surroundings and diverse terrain add an extra layer of excitement to the journey. The trail, while demanding, certainly offers a meditative escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 
    • Location for driving or Grab: Bukit Kembara Trailhead (Coordinates: 3.3172° N, 101.7341° E)
    • Nearest train station: Ampang LRT

After that need to take Grab to trailhead.


( Source : https://th.trip.com/moments/detail/ampang-23098-16002622?locale=en-TH)

  1. Kota Damansara Community Forest
    • Kota Damansara Community Forest offers a unique blend of urban and wilderness experiences. What sets this place apart is its ability to strike a perfect balance between nature and urban living. The trails wind through dense greenery, transforming them from just a recreational space to a platform for environmental awareness and sustainable living.
    • Location for driving or Grab: Kota Damansara Community Forest Entrance (Coordinates: 3.1542° N, 101.5839° E)
    • Nearest train station: MRT Kota Damansara
    • After that need to take Grab trailhead

Furterher information on hike Click

(website: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/kota-damansara-community-forest-reserve-to-peak-of-denai-tiga-puteri-32371399)

  1. Bukit Gasing
    • Bukit Gasing is a heaven for hikers, offering a diverse range of landscapes. From dense jungles to open trails, hikers can explore various terrains. The well-maintained paths, coupled with panoramic views, make it a favourite among both beginners and seasoned hikers.
    • Location for driving or Grab: Bukit Gasing Trailhead (Coordinates: 3.1046° N, 101.6538° E)
    • Nearest train station: LRT Universiti
    • After that need to take Grab trailhead

(website: https://hikerhero.com/bukit-gasing/)

  1. Bukit Pau Kemersah
    • Bukit Pau Kemersah is a nature lover’s playground, featuring a mix of challenging ascents and breathtaking views. The trail takes hikers through diverse landscapes, providing opportunities to connect with nature. It’s a perfect spot for those seeking a respite from the clamour of daily life.
    • Location for driving or Grab: Bukit Pau Kemersah Trailhead (Coordinates: 3.2344° N, 101.7509° E)
    • Nearest train station: LRT Gombak
    • After that need to take Grab trailhead

(credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/19189974@N00/4435555460)

  1. Desa Petaling Hiking Trail
    • Desa Petaling Hiking Trail is a hidden retreat within the city, offering a calm escape. The trail’s design promotes a contemplative pace, inviting visitors to connect with their surroundings. Benches strategically placed along the path provide idyllic spots for reflection, allowing hikers to absorb the serenity of their surroundings and find solace amidst the greenery.
    • Location for driving or Grab: Desa Petaling Hiking Trail Entrance (Coordinates: 3.0861° N, 101.7064° E)
    • Nearest train station: LRT Bandar Tun Razak
    • After that need to take Grab trailhead

(credit: https://phoenixtrails.home.blog/2020/11/29/desa-petaling-hiking-trail/)

  1. Ketumbar Hill
    • Ketumbar Hill offers a panoramic escape with breathtaking views. The trail takes hikers to elevated vantage points, allowing them to soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Ideal for photography enthusiasts, Ketumbar Hill presents a myriad of opportunities for capturing the play of colours from sunrise to sunset.
    • Location for driving or Grab: Ketumbar Hill Trailhead (Coordinates: 2.9914° N, 101.7925° E)
    • Nearest train station: MRT Taman Mutiara

After that need to take Grab trailhead

(credit: https://foursquare.com/v/top-of-ketumbar-hill/4e83adc9550339dd9873d836/photos)

Each of these hiking paradises in Klang Valley is a testament to Malaysia’s diverse landscapes. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a tourist eager for a nature escape, these trails offer a perfect blend of serenity and adventure. Embrace the green side of Klang Valley, accessible to all without the need for hiking permits.

Moreover, anyone who is interested in exploring such amazing trails, can go on Moovit and check about each trails information and their ratings.

Ready to embark on a journey of discovery in Klang Valley in Malaysia? MyRehat goes beyond providing a place to stay; we offer a complete experience. Besides comfortable accommodations, take this opportunity to book an amazing hiking adventure that will make your trip worthwhile. Let us be your guide to the hidden gems of KL!

Browse for outdoor activities at www.myrehat.com, and let the exploration begin. Experience Malaysia like never before with MyRehat – where every stay is remarkable.

Click here to see our service of previous hike we went on at Bukit Kiara and book with us!

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