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- This is a stunning spot that is well worth the short drive out of KL. The park it’s self is very poorly kept with a lot of maintenance issues. (Broken / rusty handrails, painting needed everywhere.) Along with the general poor upkeep, the littering is terrible. Some could be attributed to monkeys raiding the bins, but most is down to human laziness and disregard for nature. The litter really spoils what is a stunning location. You’d want to take a video of picture and end up finding a plastic bag in the shot or a cluster of plastic bottles.
Despite the human effects on this beauty spot it really is a spectacular site. I’d recommend coming as early as possible to avoid the large groups of noisy picnickers. Once you come off the main concrete path and steps the hike gets even better and gives a true hiking experience. Towards the top it gets challenging with ropes and scrambling. We didn’t make it to the peak sadly as the route becomes unclear and we simply didn’t know where to go. The falls are incredible and beautiful.
To climb to the top you need proper footwear and a backpack to free up your hands. (I wish I could have brought down some of the rubbish that others had left but my bag was too small.)
It’s awesome, but being wrecked by humans.Written October 22, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Chose the shortest route as it was drizzling and we were with kids. Good place to reconnect with nature.
The trails are well-marked, but in any case, just ask the friendly hikers there and they will show you the way.Written January 1, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A friend wanted to hike & invited my partner & I to join her. She was not there when we arrived at 7:20 am. We could not find a proper parking space & had to join others who had double parked. The queue to the entrance was extremely long. We registered, took our temperature & continued waiting for our friend who arrived an hour later.
It was all the way up at the beginning of the hike. I was huffing & puffing as it was a little steep but the trail gradually became easier. I was told there were 9 erected trails which totalled some 14 km. These trails had been carefully constructed by volunteers & Temuan Orang Asli in close consultation with the Selangor Forestry Department.
We took the Denai Tiga Puteri trail that would lead us to the highest point of the forest reserve. At the top, the view was of the northbound & southbound traffic along the NKVE stretch with the Kota Damansara township & greenery in the background. Along this trail, we had stopped for a photo session at 1 particular huge tree which was rumoured to be more than 100 years old.
There were also wooden directional signages nailed to trees so that we won’t lose our way. We also saw some bikers going into other trails. Some hikers were on our same path training for their trail runs. Others brought their children that would put many adults to shame. At some steep areas, there were ropes to help us climb up.
Those unfamiliar with the trails can get the assistance of a Temuan guide by completing a booking form on MyChangkul’s online platform. Another option is to download the free Komoot app which works like Waze. You will be able to see the trail network & navigate yourself.
The Kota Damansara forest reserve has an area of 320 hectares. It is here to stay due to the relentless pursuits of individuals, organisations & societies championing for its continued existence. Malaysian Nature Society has been tirelessly defending for its conservation til it bore fruition with it being gazetted in 2010 as a forest reserve.
You can also contribute by being a member of KDCF Society. Membership is RM10 per year. However, you have the option to pay a RM100 for a Lifetime Membership. The membership fee goes to the maintenance of forest trails & keeping a strong number of membership. Showing a growing number of members might deter those who have ill intentions.
We would definitely come back to explore the other 8 trails & to connect with like-minded people of all ages, races & beliefs.Written November 1, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It’s a good place for hiking especially for beginners. The track was easy and not too challenging. Whilst tracking, you can enjoy looking at the many flora and faunas. You can also listen to the sound of birds and monkeys climbing from one trees to the others. This is one of the famous recreational place in Kuala Lumpur. It’s not only suitable for adults but also for kids. There are about 30 check points from the start till the end of the track. The distance of the whole track is about 3.5 km. Good enough to burn your fat 😜.Written December 10, 2021
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