7 Gorgeous Hiking Spots In The Klang Valley
When it's safe to be out and about again, track down these beautiful nature trails
Please note that not all these parks may be open during the CMCO. Check the relevant websites and adhere to CMCO guidelines and SOPs when visiting.
1/7 Broga Hill, Semenyih
Trekkers who make their ascent up Broga Hill in Hulu Langat, Selangor will be rewarded by sweeping views from its grassy hilltop. At 400m above sea level, Broga Hill is considered an easy climb: One hour will get you to the top.
Entrance Fee: RM1
2/7 Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur
Adjacent to Taman Botani Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, Taman Tugu is an urban forest park with over 5km of trails. This 66-acre green lung in the heart of KL is home to some 230 species of indigenous trees, many of which are endangered. Entrance is free.
Tatler Tip: Taman Tugu is closed during CMCO. Click here for updates.
3/7 Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong
Weekends are well spent hiking, cycling or sitting down to a picnic on the verdant grounds of FRIM, spanning approximately 600 hectares. If you haven't yet tried FRIM's adventurous Sky Walk attraction, give it a go with a camera in hand to catch some amazing views of the surrounding Lagong Hill Forest Reserve.
Entrance Fee: RM5
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4/7 Kanching Eco Forest Park, Rawang
The highlight of Kanching Eco Forest Park is undoubtedly its seven-tiered waterfall approximately 208m high. This peaceful park also boasts a variety of trails that vary in difficulty, making it an ideal spot for both beginner and experienced hikers. The entrance fee is RM1 on weekdays and RM2 on weekends for Malaysian citizens, and RM5 for non-citizens.
Entrance Fees: RM1 on weekdays and RM2 on weekends (Malaysian citizens); RM5 (foreigners)
5/7 Taman Alam Kuala Selangor
Feel like strolling down a leafy walkway surrounded by mangrove swamps? Taman Alam Kuala Selangor has a trail that's approximately 4km long, which takes visitors through its unique backdrop of trees and plants. There's even an observation tower to get a better look at the unique birdlife, including some species that migrate from Siberia and Russia.
Entrance Fees: RM4 (adults); RM1 (children under 16)
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6/7 Kiara Hills
An immensely popular hiking destination, Bukit Kiara offers many interesting trails, some gentle and some steep. A two-and-a-half hour hike here will not only get you a great workout but also a fabulous view of the sun peeping through those towering trees. There is no entrance fee.
Tatler Tip: Stay updated on the parks opening hours during CMCO by following the Friends of Bukit Kiara on Facebook.
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7/7 Gasing Hill
Bukit Gasing is a family-friendly hiking spot straddling Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur that boasts a variety of challenging and easy trails. Many visitors enjoy the hike up the challenging steps of 'Cardiac Hill' after the suspension bridge that is popular for selfies. Entrance is free.
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