Experience Hiking in Malaysia at These 10 Best Trails!

As one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Malaysia is the perfect spot made for hiking along rejuvenating green territories that is sure to excite adventure-seeking tourists and bound to leave you feeling exhilarated. Here are 10 of the top trails for hiking in Malaysia 

1. Broga Hill

Broga Hill
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Prepare to be amazed by the stunning panoramic views from the top the hills resting over the ideal township of Semenyih. Lined up with gorgeous jungle trails along the three luscious peaks, hiking in Malaysia here is quite famous among the locals. The first two peaks are one of the best places to witness a gorgeous sunrise and are relatively easy to climb, whereas the third is slightly more challenging because of the large rocks scattered along the way.
Difficulty level: Easy
Altitude: 400 meters
Time required: 20- 40 minutes

2. Rainbow Falls

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On the most enchanting waterfalls, Rainbow Falls is the ultimate serene place for a captivating hike in Malaysia. Considered a hidden gem among the locals, the site also houses numerous Buddha statues strewn across the place including a nine-foot-long statue.
Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 45 minutes

3. Penang Hill

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Make your way from the Penang Botanic garden to the top of the hill to capture the beautiful view of the glimmering city lights. The trail surrounded by luscious green trees serves as a great pedestal to witness the sunrise and sunsets with dazzling colours overcasting the sky. Also, one may also see animals wandering by the hills.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 2- 3 hours
Altitude: 833 meters

4. Bukit Tabur, Taman Melawati

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The limestone ridge with five different peaks offers a spectacular view of the tranquil waters of Kluang Gate Reservoir along with a stunning sunset view. The intense climb is well worth it because of the views and perfect for experienced hikers. You can also cool off by freshening up in the natural pool by following the stairs down.
Difficulty level: Moderate- Hard
Time required: Two hours
Altitude: 1000 meters

5. Bohey Dulang

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With cerulean clear waters as far as the eye can see, the hiking in Malaysia here, through the tropical forests is a soothing experience. Breathtaking sights showing off the coral reef fringes and one believe that on a clear day you can also catch the shoreline of the Semporna town. The remnants of an ancient volcano formed this island, and a shallow channel separates the islands.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 30 minutes- 1 hour
Altitude: 650 meters 

6. Bishop Trail, Fraser Hill

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The evergreen rainforest is a perfect place to hike among the luscious greenery. This forest shelters migratory birds like the Siberian Thrush. The expansive growth of greens gives a complete serene touch to this experience of hiking in Malaysia. Try to spot the monkeys, squirrels and other animals hidden under the canopy of the vast trees. There is also a waterfall you can go on exploring not far from the hills called the Jeriau Waterfalls.
Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 1 hour
Altitude: 1500 meters

7. Bukit Gasing Forest Park

Bukit Gasing Forest Park
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Filled with lush growths and large green bushy trees, this park consists of several trails for hiking in Malaysia. The Hindu temple and the watchtower are some of the stops through a suspension bridge trail here. Once you have made it to the top, you will be greeted with a spectacular view that will make the hike worthy of the experience.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Altitude: 160 meters
Time required: 30- 40 minutes

8. Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu
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Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest mountains in Malaysia and poses as one of the biggest challenges to hikers. Be sure to be accompanied by a local guide to help you make your trek up the rocky mountain. Along the way, you will find a spectacular growth of flora along with a variety of different faunas. 
Difficulty level: Hard
Altitude: 4095 meters
Time required: Two days

9. Saga Hill/ Apek Hill

Apek Hill
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With hammocks in between to rest, this is a popular spot for hiking in Malaysia. It is well-maintained trails serve as a ground for training, expeditions or even a morning stroll. There are different trails one can choose from- Waterfall trail and Hilltop trail. The waterfall trail can help you cool off in the humid temperatures while experienced hikers use the hilltop trail. The other starting points of climbing Saga Hill are Cheras Hartamas, Cheras Awana and Wangsa Cheras.
Difficulty level: Moderate- Hard
Time required: 1 hour
Altitude: 410 meter

10. Cameron Highlands

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Offering different views like Mossy forest, Perak and Pahang, this trail is best for both local and tourist hiking in Malaysia. The lavender gardens and roses carry an English influence alongside some colonial buildings serving English cream teas as well. You can also make stops at Raju Hill’s strawberry farm and BOH tea plantations. Be sure to make a pit stop and explore the Orang Asli Villages, home to the indigenous villagers living in the mountains along with Admire Sam Poh temples and the Time Tunnel. There are a total of fourteen hike trails, with different flora and faunas all scattered across the areas.
Difficulty level: Relative among the 14 hike trails
Altitude: 1135 meters - 1829 meters
Time required: 2- 3 hours
These are the top trails for hiking in Malaysia if you are in the mood to connect with nature intimately. So, get your gears and get hiking!

This post was published by Shristi Jaiswal

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