6 Best Hiking Trails for a Thrilling Trip in Selangor!
Geodiversity Day: Discovering Nature’s Treasures through a Hiking Adventure
Selangor, a Malaysian state renowned for its rich natural beauty and splendid ecotourism attractions, boasts a treasure trove of hiking trails. With various hiking spots sprawled across the state, choosing where to embark on your next adventure can be a delightful challenge. In celebration of Geodiversity Day, we invite you to discover Selangor’s top 6 certified hiking trails, endorsed by the State Forestry of Selangor. These trails promise an unforgettable hiking experience immersed in geological wonders and lush landscape.
Mount Nuang, Hulu Langat
Hulu Langat, known for its pristine natural beauty, holds a trove of hidden gems waiting to be explored by those seeking an escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Rising to approximately 1,439 metres, Mount Nuang emerges as a highly recommended trail and one of the geosite under the Gombak Hulu Langat Geopark. This mount stands as the highest peak in Selangor, definitely a seasoned hikers’ delight! The trail takes you through lush rainforests, waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna, offering a challenging and rewarding hiking experience.
Treacher Hill (Bukit Kutu), Hulu Selangor
Treacher Hill or known as Bukit Kutu is a historical hill with a challenging 6.5 km hiking trail that takes you through various terrains, dense forests and river crossings. On average, it takes hikers around 2 to 3 hours to complete the ascent to the summit, which stands 1053 metres tall. One of the unique aspects of Bukit Kutu is the presence of colonial era ruins. These ruins are remnants of a British colonial hill station that once existed on the hill, offering a glimpse into Selangor’s past. The summit of Bukit Kutu serves as a spectacular vantage point. From here, you can enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding hills, forests and valleys. To all hikers planning to climb Bukit Kutu, please get a permit from the District Forest Offices.
Bukit Batu Pahat, Hulu Selangor
Nestled close to Kuala Kubu Bharu Bukit Batu Pahat is a popular hiking spot in Hulu Selangor that does not require a permit or fees, with plenty of parking spots at Taman Tasik Millenium for travellers. Stands 426 metres from the sea level, in average it takes 1- 2 hours to reach its summit. Not only is this hiking spot well-liked among hikers, but it is also a take-off point for paragliders. You would have the opportunity to watch a number of paragliders launch themselves off the summit of Bukit Batu Pahat. Those who are interested in paragliding from Bukit Batu Pahat can make reservations through the KKB Paragliding Park (CloudBase).
Jugra Hill , Kuala Langat
In the 1800s, Jugra Hill served as the Royal Capital of Selangor and it remains a popular destination today. The undulating terrain of Jugra Hill, which extends for more than 3.7 kilometres, makes it a great hiking trail for novice hikers. The area around Jugra Hill is surrounded by permanent Reserved Forest, and from its lighthouse at the top, you can see the Malacca Straits. The best site to begin your hike is near Masjid Al-Muttaqin in Kampung Permatang Pasir and it takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to reach its summit. Those interested to delve into Jugra’s historical remnants, are recommended to pay a visit to Bandar Palace Jugra, Jugra Insitu Museum and Masjid Sultan Alaeddin.
Broga Hill , Hulu Langat
Just an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Broga Hill is an exceptionally well-liked site among hikers and is a wonderful place to enjoy a hiking trip with family and friends. Hikers can enjoy a scenic aerial view of the city from the summit of 400 metres tall Broga Hill, which is surrounded by verdant long grass and has no towering trees to block the sun. The majority of trekkers get an early start so they may witness the breathtaking sunrise.
Kanching Eco Forest Park, Gombak
Kanching Eco Forest Park is a magnificent rainforest and waterfall paradise located at the base of the Rawang Bypass. Tumbles down 7 multi-tiered waterfalls and rainforest from a height of 208 metres, making it a challenging trail for novice hikers with its steep and slippery trail. Located in a suburban region, this popular tourist destination is operated by Tourism Selangor with RM 2- RM 8 of entrance fee and RM 5 of parking slots for visitors.
Set out on an exciting excursion to Selangor, with its hidden gems. In line with the theme of Geodiversity Day this year, “Geodiversity is for Everyone”, the tourist attractions in the state are equally protected for the sustenance of the environment and community surrounding. The Gombak Hulu Langat Geopark has long been developed since 2019 to protect such nature wonders in Selangor for the sustainability of the geodiversity while upholds their tagline, “Where Nature Wonders Define Culture and History”, as the environmental sustainability benefit not only our nature but also our historic remnants and culture.