Let’ go hiking after the end of Coronavirus outbreak! Malaysia is a beautiful country with plenty of tourist attractions. Hiking in Malaysia could be one of the most interesting activities that should include in your itinerary. Here’s list out of 15 best hiking trails in Malaysia with breathtaking view!
1. Mount Kinabalu
Majestically standing in Sabah, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in South East Asian region. You will absolutely amazed by the breathtaking view overlooked from the mountain top! February to April, is usually the best period to visit.
Location: West Coast Division, Sabah, Malaysia
2. Cameron Highland Trails
You will enjoy a great hike in Cameron Highland Trails with a nice weather. The cool weather which ranging between the tropical rainforest climate and subtropical highland climate makes Cameron Highland become one of the most famous attractions in Malaysia.
3. Gunung Tahan
Known as the toughest hiking and trekking options in the world, Gunung Tahan is a perfect choice for hiking lover and adventure seeker. The best period to visit this mountain should be around June-September.
Location: Taman Negara National Park, Pahang, Malaysia
4. Gunung Jerai
Formerly known as “Kedah Peak”, Gunung Jerai is situated in Kedah, Malaysia with the height of 1175 metres. The whole hiking route from foot to the top of mountain takes around 9-10 hours. You may visit to Gunung Jerai at any time you like.
Location: Kedah, Malaysia
5. Penang Hill Top
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Penang, walking up Penang Hill is a really good way of reaching the top! Multiple routes are available for you to hike all the way to the mountain top. The best time to visit Penang Hill Top is between December and February.
Location: Penang Island
6. Gunung Lambak
Enjoy yourself in Gunung Lambak that surrounded by green nature and amazing scenery! The best time to visit this place is between the months of November and March. With rising 510m above sea level, this recreational mountain located in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia.
Location: Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
7. Bukit Broga
Beautifully located in Semenyih, Bukit Broga is well-known for enjoying the scenic view of lush greenery. For nature lover, you will definitely love this place! Bukit Broga is only 400 metres high so it’s easily be climber especially for beginner hiker.
8. Gunung Gayong
Gunung Gayong is the fourth highest mountain in the Malay Peninsula with 2173 metres. It is considered as one of the toughest trekes in Malaysia and only suggested to professional hikers.
9. Bukit Tabur
For those who want to practice your rock-climbing skills, Bukit Tabur is the best choice for you! It is a magnificent limestone ridge located in Hulu Gombak Forest Reserve, Selangor. The suitable period of visiting Bukit Tabur is between September to February.
Location: Hulu Gombak Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia.
10. Penang National Park
Known as the smallest National park in Malaysia, Penang National Park could also be your hiking option. There are 3 main hiking traits for you to choose and all of them are well-maintained. The entrance of the park is free of charge!
Location: Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, jalan Hassan Abbas, 11050 George Town, Penang
11. Bukit Sri Bintang
If you’re a beginner hiker, here’s a perfect choice for you! Bukit Sri Bintang. You don’t have to worry about getting lost because every path will lead to the top of mountain. Once you reach the top, you will get surprised admiring the beautiful Mont Kiara skyline.
Location: Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
12. Bukit Besi
Located in Alam Damai area at Cheras, Bukit Besi is a small but peaceful mountain. It is an easy option perfect for beginner hiker as it has clear hiking pathways. Try to climb as higher as you can, you will get more beautiful scenery at higher point!
13. Bukit Sapu Tangan, Shah Alam
Secretly located in Taman Batani Negara Shah Alam, Bukit Sapu Tangan is a natural scenic spot where you can feel lively with the sounds of chirping birds as well as the monkeys frolicking everywhere.
Location：Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam
14. Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)
Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is situated right in Kepong. It’s a government based forest reserve that existed since Malaysia gained independence in 1957. You can only explore the forest and nature accompanied by FRIM nature guide.
Address: Jalan Frim, Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
15. Bukit Gasing
Bukit Gasing is a peaceful and calm mountain where you can escape from the bustling city life. It holds a wide range of lush green nature. There is a lot of huge leafy tree standing along the way of hiking route. You will definitely enjoy this!
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor