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Shaun
Southampton, UK51 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very interesting walk along the constructed walk way. Lots of steps, a solid structure but quite slippery in places because it was so damp. Most of the steps have a wire mesh over them to negate slipping.
The weather was great when we went, so the views were fantastic BUT, if it's cloudy (this 2000 m asl) you won't get a views. The tower gives excellent views all round, but might be a bit tricky if it gets busy. It also feels quite exposed, vertigo may be an issue for some people.
The trip up is fascinating, but very rough road and narrow. Traffic goes both ways. I recommend using a guided trip or a suitable vehicle, and go early...to avoid traffic & crowds at the top. That said, we had to wait in the car park for it to open, the toilets were not working.
Worth doing though, but probably best to pay for someone else to worry about the boring stuff! We used Cameron Secrets who were brilliant, but there are others.
Written January 22, 2020
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Sally T
Albuquerque, NM5,057 contributions
Feb 2020
Be aware of the bad road leading up to it, we had to turn around half way up which was also a challenge because the street was so narrow with huge deep potholes (no warning signs beforehand). Some parts were really only made for 4x4 vehicles unless you don’t care about your car and is prepared to end up with broken axles. There was also no mirrors at sharp bends and it was so hard to see if any cars were coming around each bend.

We backed down and managed to find a parked truck with a guide just metres down and after talking to him we managed to close on a great deal of paying him Rm20 per person to drive us right up to the entrance and back to our parked car. The guide Fauzi was nice enough to wait for us when we told him that we only needed 2 hours of hiking time.

The visit into the forest was a short hike within a small portion of the forest. Some parts required some climbing and the ground was a bit slippery due to the moisture and the rain the night before. But it was well worth the effort because we saw at close range some of the interesting plants and flowers that were there. Birds and butterflies flew above us while we toured the forest.

Remember to wear covered shoes and as you are bound to get mud on your shoes and don't go beyond the end of the wooden steps onto the dirt tracks into the forest. If you think you are able to hike..... you'll be sorry cos your feet will be in deep MUSH!
Written February 29, 2020
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T Wong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia78 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
I will start off by saying that I strongly recommend you book a tour with a local tour guide for two reasons. 1. They will most likely drive you up in a Land Rover or other such vehicle that will be well suited the winding, narrow road that leads up to the forest and 2. You will gain invaluable knowledge that the guide has cultivated over years.

I booked my tour through Father's Guest House where I was staying and Raju was my tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and shared the names of most of the plants in English (UK and Canadian), Malay, and Chinese! He also shared lots of knowledge on the ecology of the forest and conservation as well.

It is best to do this on a clear day otherwise you will be stuck in the clouds as that altitude is sometimes also known as cloud forest. But the views from the top are amazing and it is some good exercise to walk up and down all the stairs.
Written July 20, 2020
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Linda W
52 contributions
Jan 2020
Go with a tour guide as they have 4x4`s as the roads are bad, but worth a visit. Hopefully the weather is clear as the boardwalk can get slippery when wet. You are charged MYR30 per person and can walk the boardwalk through the forest and see something very magical. Enjoy.
Written March 24, 2020
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Smita714
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our highlight of Cameron was Mossy forest and would highly recommend it. If not for anything else then you must go just to breathe in the freshest air imaginable. Do note though that the road leading upto it is not so great and we were thankful to be in a Honda CRV. At some places it’s a steep incline. Entry charge is 30 rm per person if you are a foreigner. The board walks inside the park are laid out well, with wiring over the wooden planks at some places to ensure it’s not slippery. Will recommend well soled shoes though. Went with my elderly parents who didn’t find it troublesome to walk n climb (though they are pretty fit)
Written January 20, 2020
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Shazyean
Subang Jaya, Malaysia122 contributions
Mar 2020
Very mystical, windy, cold and wet. Can get dark as you are under a canopy of trees. Reputed to be oldest in Malaysia surpassing Taman Negara because it was never explored due to it's rather scary dark nature. That said, the kids loved it. The site had a walk way wooden and can get slippery but the forestry department was smart enough to put steel nets to ensure that people do not trip.

You have to pay RM10 for a Malaysian at the counter. It is a short walk around but many were there for the lovely pictures. In most cases you are surrounded by cloud so it has that effect of very cold.

Young kids not encouraged ie babies.. you would have to carry them through the uneven steps can can trip. Old folks challenging as the steps up & down can be as high as two steps. All uneven.
Written March 15, 2020
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JFRBELLS
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia109 contributions
Mar 2020
We drove up the mountain with great anticipation to get the view from the highest peak and see the mossy forest but were sorely disappointed when we got ¾ of the way to find out that the road coming up had ruts 1ft deep (30 cm) and you could not go up without a 4x4. Turning back on a 3m wide road when cars are in front and behind you trying to do the same thing was painful. The local community should either put a sign saying "do not enter if you don't have a 4x4" or fix the road. This was very disappointing.
Written March 11, 2020
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azraiesyahiri
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
Aug 2020
This is the 2nd time visiting this place together with my family and friends.I would say it is a must for everyone visiting Cameron Highlands to be here as the experience is spectacular as we climb the hill.We booked two Land Rovers from CS Travel to bring us here as they are very experienced and the tour guide is very friendly.Safety is paramount at all times.As we reached the top of the hill,found that it is even better this time as the management has completed the wooden trail to assist everyone to climb up and get down the hill safely.
Written August 6, 2020
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David G
9 contributions
Jul 2020
We went on a tour with Ecocameron, our guide was Balla. We were collected at 8.45am from The Cameron Highlands Resort and had a good 4 hour trip, with Boh plantation included. Great half day trip and enjoyed hearing about the various flora in the forest from Bala.
The 4 wheel drive was in my opinion absolutely essential. DO NOT drive yourself as we saw a lot of cars in trouble. The road is terrible and it needs a 4-wheel drive and experienced driver to navigate.
Written July 15, 2020
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thesenseireborn
79 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I booked a 1 day tour with Cameron holiday tours. their program covers all the interesting sites. I personally prefered the drive towards and the visit of the mossy forest. Our guide explained a lot about the flora and fauna and we were lucky to see some nice cobra lily.The view from the forest is amazing on a sunny day. Strongly recommended.
Written February 1, 2020
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