50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia

Ready to rise to the challenge? Malaysia is home to breathtaking mountains, lush national parks and scenic landscapes that would excite any adventurous soul. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a list of 50 hiking trails across the nation that hiking enthusiasts, new or experienced, can try. The time it takes to complete each course may differ depending on your fitness level and chosen trail, but this should give a rough indication of what to expect.

That being said, there are probably many more out there that haven’t made it into this list, so do share your favourite hiking spots in the comment box below.

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KLANG VALLEY

1. BROGA HILL

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: 3 summits, popular sunrise spot

2. GASING HILL

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy to moderate
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: 6 different routes, suspension bridge, Hindu temple, watchtower

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3. FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE MALAYSIA (FRIM)

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: Canopy walkway, tropical rainforest in the city, picnic area, waterfalls

4. KIARA PARK

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 1.5 hours
Highlights: Lively community park, lake, jogging and cycling trails

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5. TEMPLER PARK

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: Waterfall, camping, swimming, picnic areas

6. BUKIT CHENUANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate to Hard
Duration (to and from): 5 – 6 hours
Highlights: Sungai Congkak Recreational Park, bamboo forest, river

7. CHILING WATERFALL

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: Three-tier waterfall, picnic area, river crossing

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8. TAMAN ECO RIMBA

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 1.5 hours
Highlights: KL Tower view, hanging bridges, landscaped gardens

9. JUGRA HILL

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Fairly easy
Duration (to and from): 2 – 4 hours
Highlights: Clear pathways, light tower, paragliding

10. SAGA HILL

Difficulty level: Moderately challenging
Duration (to and from): 4 – 7 hours
Highlights: Steep trail with staircases, mini waterfall, beirut

11. BUKIT TABUR

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderately challenging
Duration (to and from): 6 – 8 hours
Highlights: The Dragon’s Backbone (world’s largest quartz ridge), Klang Gates Dam, Melawati Hills

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12. GUNUNG NUANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Challenging
Duration (to and from): 9 – 11 hours
Highlights: Selangor’s tallest peak (over 1,439m), river crossing, boulder climbing, famous tree

NEGERI SEMBILAN

13. GUNUNG DATUK

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy to moderate
Duration (to and from): 2 – 3 hours
Highlights: Boulder climbing, Hang Tuah’s footprints, Unobstructed views

14. BUKIT BATU PUTIH

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Fairly easy
Duration (to and fro): 1 – 1.5 hours
Highlights: Port Dickson sea view, rock climbing, Cape Rachado Lighthouse

15. GUNUNG ANGSI

Difficulty level: Moderate to Challenging
Duration (to and from): 5 – 7 hours
Highlights: Ulu Bendul Recreational Park, Botak Hll, collapsed beirut

PENANG

16. PENANG HILL

Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 2 – 4 hours (per trail)
Highlights: Temple, Multiple routes (starting from Botanic Garden, Moongate, Kek Lok Si), funicular train

17. TELUK BAHANG

Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 3 – 4 hours
Highlights: Forest reserve, Monkey Beach, Kerachut Beach, Muka Head Lighthouse

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18. YOUTH PARK

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 3 hours
Highlights: Recreational park, skating rink, water park, street art. landscapes

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PAHANG

19. PANORAMA HILL

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 45 minutes – 1 hour
Highlights: Sea of clouds, sunrise, Sungai Lembing track

20. CAMERON HIGHLANDS

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate to Challenging
Duration (to and from): 6 – 8 hours (per trail)
Highlights: 14 different trails, Tea plantations, Mossy Forest, Mount Berembun, Robinson Waterfall, Mount Brinchang

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21. PINE TREE TRAIL

Difficulty level: Challenging
Duration (to and from): 6 to 8 hours
Highlights: Hardest trail in Fraser’s Hill, Titiwangsa range, the Twin Peaks, cool temperature

22. TAMAN NEGARA

Difficulty level: Easy to Very Challenging
Duration (to and from): 2 – 4 hours (easy trail), 4 – 8 hours (moderate trail), 2 – 7 days (overnight trek)
Highlights: World’s oldest rainforest, day and night trails, multiple hiking and trekking trails

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23. GUNUNG TAHAN

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Very Challenging
Duration (to and from): 3 – 7 days
Highlights: Highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia, gateway to Taman Negara, intense trekking and camping

PERAK

24. MAXWELL HILL

Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 5 – 6 hours
Highlights: Views of Taiping town and Peninsular coastline, cooling temperature, Gunung Hijau trail

25. BUKIT KLEDANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate to Challenging
Duration (to and from): 4 – 7 hours
Highlights: Multiple routes, outdoor activities, Ipoh town panorama, RTM broadcasting tower

26. GUNUNG BUJANG MELAKA

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 8 – 10 hours
Highlights: Batu Berangkai Waterfall, campsites, Orang Asli settlement

27. GUNUNG LIANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Challenging to Very Challenging
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 days
Highlights: West and East trails, river crossing, collapsed Beirut,

PERLIS

28. PINTU WANG GUNUNG

Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 3 – 5 hours
Highlights: Malaysian-Thai border, unique rock formation

29. PERLIS STATE PARK

Difficulty level: Fairly Easy
Duration (to and from): 3 – 4 hours
Highlights: Two forest reserves, caves, 500-year-old Setul limestone formation

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KEDAH

30. GUNUNG RAYA

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Duration (to and from): 3 – 4 hours
Highlights: Highest mountain in Langkawi, hill resort, view of Andaman Sea, hornbill

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31. GUNUNG BALING

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Duration (to and from): 3 – 4 hours
Highlights: Rocky terrain, beautiful ridges, view of Mount Pulai

32. MOUNT JERAI

Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 4 – 5 hours
Highlights: Highest mountain in Kedah, rich in folklore, Titi Hayun Recreational Park, Alor Naga Waterfall

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TERENGGANU

33. BUKIT KELUANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1.5 – 2 hours
Highlights: Perhentian Island, cliff walkway, sea caves

34. CHEMERONG WATERFALL

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate to Challenging
Duration (to and from): 1.5 – 2 hours to waterfall, 2 – 3 days for whole track to mountain and waterfalls
Highlights: Near Mount Berembun and Langsir Waterfall, cooling atmosphere, jungle trekking

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KELANTAN

35. GUNUNG YONG YAP

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Challenging
Duration (to and from): 3 days
Highlights: Titiwangsa range, Orang Asli village, Kubuk Buaya waterfall

36. GUNUNG STONG


50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level:
Challenging
Duration (to and from): 8 – 10 hours (longer 3 day hike available)
Highlights: Jelawang waterfall, state park, campground

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37. GUNUNG CHAMAH

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Very Challenging
Duration (to and from): 3 days
Highlights: 4WD ride, orang asli settlement, caves and mountains

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MELAKA

38. BUKIT BERUANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: Hammock, Bear Hill Garden, Telekom Tower

39. AYER KEROH

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: Recreational forest, thematic parks, outdoor activities including jogging and camping

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JOHOR

40. GUNUNG PULAI

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 2 – 3 hours
Highlights: Gunung Pulai Reservoir, waterfall, park

41. GUNUNG MUNTAHAK

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 4 – 5 hours
Highlights: Kota Tinggi waterfall, Kota Tinggi town, canopy forest

42. GUNUNG ARONG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 2 – 2.5 hours
Highlights: Forest reserve, beach, Mersing town

43. GUNUNG LEDANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate to Fairly Challenging
Duration (to and from): 8 – 10 hours
Highlights: Legendary mountain, Batu Hampar, river crossing

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SABAH

44. BUKIT BOTAK

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 2 – 3 hours
Highlights: View of KK City, treeless summit, grasslands

45. BUKIT PADANG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 1 – 2 hours
Highlights: 5 trails, lake in a park, seafood restaurant

46. MOUNT TRUSMADI

Difficulty level: Very Challenging
Duration (to and from): 2 – 4 days (depending on trail)
Highlights: Second highest peak in Sabah, various trails, 4WD through tough terrain

47. MOUNT KINABALU

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocalDifficulty level: Very Challenging
Duration (to and from): 2 – 4 days
Highlights: Highest peak in Malaysia, Laban Rata, national park

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SARAWAK

48. LINTANG TRAIL

Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration (to and from): 3.5 – 4 hours
Highlights: Bako National Park, mangrove, sandstone escarpment

49. MULU NATIONAL PARK

Difficulty level: Challenging
Duration (to and from): 3 days
Highlights: Multiple trails, the Pinnacles, Garden of Eden Valley, Clearwater Cave, Cave of the Winds

50. MOUNT SANTUBONG

50 Hiking Trails to Conquer in Malaysia - LokaLocal

Difficulty level: Moderately Challenging
Duration (to and from): 5 – 7 hours
Highlights: National park, scenic waterfall, river

What other hiking trails in Malaysia have you conquered? Let us know in the comments below! 

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    • It is actually a metal trig point, which Malaysians called beirut for some odd reason.

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