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“Combine with 'Mossy Forest' and 'BOH Tea Plantation'” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cameron Highlands Jungle Trail No. 1

Cameron Highlands Jungle Trail No. 1
Northern Brinchang, Brinchang, Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Brinchang
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“Combine with 'Mossy Forest' and 'BOH Tea Plantation'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After reading the reviews on tripadvisor and more specific JacquiHop's review) we took a bus to Brinchang from Tanah Rata. the bus was scheduled to depart from Freesia Bus Terminal at 08:30 and left at 08:45 (I have to say I get used to it). Five minutes later the bus dropped us off at a road on our left hand side which led to the start of jungle trail number 1.

It's a pleasant walk from Brinchang (1,450 meter) to Mount Brinchang (2,032 meter). We were very lucky as it was a sunny and warm day, temperatures reaching 32 Celcius. This is not very common for Cameron Highlands. As it has only rained about two times in the last month, the trail was not muddy at all. Lucky us!

It took us 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the 'summit' (measured from the bus drop off point). We took quite some breaks to take a look around and take pictures. I think you can easily make it in 1 hour and 30 minutes if you are fit.

After walking around the fence at the summit, you will see a tower on your right hand side (just past the police station). You can climb this tower and enjoy the views. Bring your camera!

If you continue walking, you will find the 'Mossy Forest' on your left hand side at the parking lot (can't be missed!). We only walked for about one hour in the 'Mossy Forest'. It is quite touristy, but after the boardwalk ends it gets less crowded.

Walking further downhill towards Brinchang you will pass a strawberry farm on your left hand side (very expensive strawberries, don't even think of buying them! - 40RM per kilo). After the strawberry farm the views of the tea fields will be great!

After about 5/6 kilometers you will reach 'BOH Tea Plantation'. 'BOH' itself was OK not great, but I imagine that we were spoilt at the Makaibari Tea Estate in Northern India a few years ago. 'BOH' is very, very touristy and overcrowded. Maybe because of all the local tourists on Sunday. If you are into green teas, nothing special here.

The best thing about being a tourist hot spot is that there are many friendly Malaysians. We were offered a ride back to Tanah Rata, so we didn't have to walk the 7 kilometers back to Brinchang and take a bus from there. It would have been possible on the same day, however. So even when you don't get a ride or manage to find a taxi, you won't get stranded.

Visited March 2014
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“Amazing experience in mossy jungle walk ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I took a guide for jungle tip to mossy jungle The tour Took almost half a day. We went by jeep it was raining and road was muddy to the starting point to walk. But the guide was very respectful and flexible. He stayed everywhere we asked to take photo. It is better to take a light raining coat with you and good shoes as some parts are slippery due to mosses. We stopped by a place like a park during our way. Ask your guide to take you to the place of wooden bridge this is a simple but very nice walk trail you follow the rips and wooden steps down to the valley and up back to road. It is almost 15mins walk but nice one to try. Jungle trip starts with simple walk and if you are adventures and experienced you can ask yr guide to make it special for you. Actually I was lucky with my guide because as I asked other people after coming back their tour guid did not do the same for them. So make sure about tour guide before you book the tour.

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“Full day hike if you walk back down through the tea plantation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

There are walking maps available at all the hostels etc for about RM3 or 4, arm yourself with one of these maps, a pair of decent shoes ( that you don't mind getting muddy), at least a litre of water, sun cream and insect repellent. The walk starts just after Brinchang if coming from Tanah Rata. The walk is steep in parts and you are. Limbing and scrambling as well as walking. It took one and a half hours to get to the top. Then I came down calling in at the mossy forest, then down through the tea plantation, turn lactic to visit the plantation where signposted. After a cup of tea rejoin the path and follow it down into Brinchang. I then walked back to Tanah Rata, but you could get taxi or bus (infrequent). I was lucky and got excellent views from the observation tower on top, but be warned that the top is often in cloud! Keep your eyes and ears open for monkeys as you walk.

Visited January 2014
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Gmunden, Austria
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“Trail 1”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Trail no 1 is a great jungle experience without needing a guide. However, as one could expect if going to the jungle, it was quite muddy and you have to climb over some roots.
The way is easy to find: Coming from Tanah Rata by bus you can ask the driver to drop you off at the first waymark. After that, there are enough signs wich point the way.
We did not the same way downwards as we wanted to visit the tea plantations, which was really worth the long walk.

Visited December 2013
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“Trail number 2, excellent hike, difficult but worthwhile, see below for GPS coordinates”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We did trail number 2 leaving from Sam poh temple in brinchang. It's walking distance from the main part of town. Great hike but difficult and steep terrain so go prepared with proper shoes. The entrance is hard to find but if you have GPS then plug in these coordinates
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Visited October 2013
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