Kuala Lumpur has the amazing ability to surprise us. Just pathways away from the busy city’s skyline of stain and steel lies majestic mountains and waterfalls. Chances are you can see these mountainous outlines from your bedroom window, so why not climb it?  Trainers, water, snacks and a camera (an Insta-worthy photo is a must) is all you’ll need. Regardless of your hiking skills, we have found the five best hiking trails that will free your mind from the hustle and bustle of the city, and put you in touch with Mother Nature.


Broga Hill (Bukit Broga)

Lace up those trainers and hike your way up to the peak of Broga Hill — at the break of dawn, no less — to catch the magnificent sunrise. The hike itself is moderately easy and takes only 40 minutes from the base to top.

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Tabur Hill (Bukit Tabur): 

Tabur Hill is the world’s longest quartz ridge and offers some of the most impressive views of KL. The hike is on the challenging side as it requires a fair amount of rock climbing and takes up to four hours. Trust us though — once you reach the top of the summit, you will not regret it.

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Gasing Hill (Bukit Gasing):

Located just 15 minutes away from the Federal Highway, Gasing Hill hike is for anyone who wants to take a quick break from city life. Head there after work to get those legs working after a long day in the office; it’s guaranteed to make you sweat.

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Saga/Apeh Hill 

This hike has several entry points from Ampang and Cheras areas and is therefore very accessible.  As you make your way to the top, you will pass several waterfalls which are great for a cooling dip.

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FRIM- Forest Research Institute Malaysia:

Located in the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong, this hike is perfect for beginners or for those who want to take a casual stroll in beautiful nature. Be sure to check out the waterfall on the way down from the summit, which can be reached within 30-minutes.

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