10 Hiking Trails Around Kuala Lumpur You Shouldn’t Miss Out

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One of the best ways to experience nature would be none other than hiking! There are plenty of hiking spots in Kuala Lumpur where you can achieve your fitness goals while enjoying scenic, breathtaking views. Below, we rounded up some of the best hiking trails in Kuala Lumpur for you to try out if you haven’t already! 

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There are several steep inclines, but overall beginners shouldn’t find it too difficult to hike. However, it can get slippery so you’ll need to wear proper shoes. One of the key highlights here would be the Blue Lagoon which is a small lake, but it’s private property so you’re not allowed to swim. 

 

Time Needed: 2 to 3 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: Free

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 24 minutes

Address: Persiaran Bukit, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Opening Hours: N/A

2. Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya

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Bukit Gasing is one of the popular places for hiking near KL. Hike all the way up to the highest point which is at 160m. Be sure not to miss the suspension bridge and the watch tower located at the top where you can get a glimpse of the Telekom tower and a temple. 

 

Time Needed: 2 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: Free

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 15 minutes

Address: Bukit Gasing Forest Park, Bukit Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: N/A

3. Bukit Broga, Semenyih

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You’ll see a bunch of lalang (long coarse grass) instead of the usual trees all around Bukit Broga, also known as Broga Hill. It’s one of the best places for hiking near KL to get a fantastic view of the sunrise and sunset.  

 

Time Needed: 1 to 2 hours 

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: RM5 per pax

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 40 to 50 minutes

Address: 43500 Semenyih, Selangor

Opening Hours: N/A

4. KL Forest Eco Park

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KL Forest Eco Park is a great hiking spot in Kuala Lumpur for those who are looking to go on a chill hike. The trail isn’t that difficult as it’s somewhat of a park as well. The hanging bridge is one of the highlights here too, which is also known to be Instagram-worthy. 

 

Time Needed: 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: RM10 per pax (Malaysian), RM40 per pax (Non-Malaysian)

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 10 minutes

Address: Lot 240, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily, 8am to 5.30pm

5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong

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FRIM is not just known for being a popular hiking place in KL but also for picnics, jogging, and many more. You’ll be surrounded by various greenery and animals such as birds or monkeys. However, the view you’ll get would just be nature-like scenery instead of a city skyline.

 

Time Needed: 1 and a half hour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: RM1 per pax (Malaysian), RM5 per pax (Non-Malaysian) 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 25 minutes

Address: Jalan Frim, Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia, 52109 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays.

6. Bukit Saga

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To those who are looking for a challenging hiking trail in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Saga, also known as Saga Hill, will meet your expectations! Many people who are training to hike Mount Kinabalu will practice here. You can find a few trails and even a waterfall. 

 

Time Needed: 3 to 4 hours

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Entrance Fee: Free

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 20 minutes

Address: Apek Hill Trail, Taman Cheras Awana, 43200 Cheras 9 Miles, Selangor

Opening Hours: N/A

7. Taman Tugu

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If you’re looking for hiking trails in Kuala Lumpur that are great for kids, Taman Tugu will be the perfect place! You can find about 30 points while walking along the main trail, with various trees and leaves all around. Some of the trails are about 4km or 2km long. It’s not that challenging, think of it as a relaxing hike among nature!

 

Time Needed: 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee:  Free

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 11 minutes

Address: Taman Tugu, Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL

Opening Hours: Daily, 7am to 6.30pm 

8. Taman Rimba Komuniti, Kota Damansara

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Need a hiking trail that has different trails for different levels? Taman Rimba Komuniti offers up to 14 trails. There are plenty of areas for the sun to shine in between too, creating scenic views while hiking. 

 

Time Needed: 2 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: RM2 per pax

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 25 minutes

Address: Jalan Merbah 10/1, Seksyen 10 Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3pm. Weekends, 7am to 3pm

9. Bukit Kiara

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For beginners who prefer hiking trails in Kuala Lumpur that are fairly easy, Bukit Kiara consists of mostly flat surfaces, though there are some trails that are quite challenging. The main highlight of the hill would be the Bamboo Eye or Cat Eye, which is an area filled with bamboo and tree branches that creates somewhat of a tunnel. 

 

Besides that, there’s also the Yellow Rock, which is a big rock that is completely covered with moss, and the Great Canyon, which looks just like a canyon. 

 

Time Needed: 1 to 2 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: Free

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 20 minutes

Address: Changkat Abang Haji Openg, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily, 7am to 7pm

10. Ketumbar Hill

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Ketumbar Hill is a hiking place in KL that’s located near Saga Hill. The trails are short and easy, so beginners will not face any difficulties. Once you reach the peak, you’ll see a bunch of self-made exercise equipment which makes it one of the unique attractions here! 

 

Time Needed: 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Entrance Fee: Free

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 20 minutes

Address: Jalan 6/95b, Taman Cheras Utama, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL

Opening Hours: N/A

Which Hiking Trail in KL Excites You The Most?

Now that you know these hiking trails in Kuala Lumpur, if you need help with getting to these hiking trails, you can always rent a car from TREVO! All you have to do is pick your preferred car model, and you can be on your way to your destination! 

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