Situated in Georgetown, the Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve is an 873 hectare forest reserve and park with extensive trees and beautiful rainforests. It is a quiet ideal getaway from the city’s monotonous life to soak in the glory of nature. There is also a small Teluk Bahang recreational eco park for locals and visitors to spend some time in the green environment.
The forest reserve has five main trails mapped to make the excursion easier. The longest trail is the Penang hill forest challenge 15.5 kms all the way up to Penang hill that offers some fantastic views. The Ridge Top trail too has some breathtaking views of Teluk Bahang while the Simpoh Gajra trail passes through the dense jungle and the uphill trek of the Charcoal Kiln trail leads up to a 1950s charcoal kiln. The Monkey-Cup forest trail is the easiest being only 800m and has some pitcher plants. There are no guides or guided-tours available to explore the wilderness but you can find leaflets and pamphlets with mapped out trails for visitors to hike at the ranger’s office at the park entrance.