Robinson Falls
Robinson Falls
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Kamelmat
Perth, Australia102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The pathway from the road to the falls takes about fifteen minutes. In places the path is uneven or been lost in a landslide many years ago, other than that, the path is easy to walk on. I completed the journey without taking any water and I think most people won’’t find a need for it. The falls are lovely but what broke my heart was the volume of rubbish stuck in and about the river. I cannot understand why the local government doesn’t employ the locals to clean up their mess to enhance this tourist spot.
Written 9 May 2024
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,830 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As with so many of the falls that we see, litter and plastic bottles completely spoil these places. Here, a huge plastic box was caught in a whirlpool that we couldn't reach to remove it. Sad.
Written 1 March 2020
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Michael R
Kleinmachnow, Germany79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s a nice waterfall after about 500m walking from parking lot.
The waterfall is fine, might be better at raining season.
The walk is not very easy, plenty of waste around and the water is stinky
Written 5 February 2020
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Linda W
58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were staying in the area so went for a walk to the falls. It is a rough path through not very nice terrain passing a derelict property with wild dogs. Very little to see and once at the falls which are unfortunately littered, don't go any further as there's nothing to see.
Written 12 January 2020
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Cosmopolitan801960
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
No longer place of interest. Not easy to find this hidden waterfall. Environment slightly dangerous, not suitable for swim.
Written 22 November 2019
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SquirrelAdvisor
The Netherlands60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Takes about 40 min to get there from centre of Tanah Rata. The path to the waterfalls is 'paved' but not maintained and gets slippery. Waterfalls itself are nice, but not a very good viewpoint and in general there is too much trash in and around the water.

Still a nice walk from town though.
Written 6 October 2019
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Full-time Traveler
Yerevan, Armenia230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Hi there, I’m a full-time traveller that stayed twice in Cameron Highlands for several weeks. I walked every single trail here, and realized there’s an incredible amount of incorrect information and confusion out there. Times are incorrect, trail info incorrect (even on the signs), and people (incl. the local tourism office) seems to be unclear of trail names and which exist and which ones don’t.

So, I made it my goal to walk each and every one of them and made many notes. A full hiking guide including an entirely updated map (+ other info on transportation / accommodation / food / other activities / traveling the Cameron Highlands for FREE) can be found on the site that is my username + /cameron-highlands (links will get blocked here).

Here goes, TRAIL 9:

Trail info: It’s a trail that quite quickly splits up into 9a and 9b, which makes for a nice loop. It can be combined with a visit to the Bharat Tea Estate (which I did), but this at least doubles the hiking time as it’s 5.2km each way from the end of the village (not 3 km as some blogs say). I recommend to first walk 9a and return via 9b, as I did it the opposite way and it took me almost half an hour to find Trail 9b from the other side. Learn from my mistakes!

Beginning & end: Trail 9 starts quite far out of Tanah Rata, about half an hour walk past the bus terminal. You’ll have to eventually take a right and cross a colourful pedestrian bridge and walk past a strawberry farm. It splits up where there’s a gate (left is 9A, through the gate 9B). Trail 9a ends in the middle of a field full of workers, but they’re aware of this route and will likely point you in the right direction. 9b ends at the power station, which is an easy landmark to find back if you need to return.

Experience / Level of difficulty: It’s a very beautiful and diverse route, combining forest walks with a sneak-peek into the tea and fruit fields, as well as the Robinson Waterfall. The first 5 minutes are excruciating, as some genius had the bright idea to pave the first stretch of the path with smooth tiles, which are beyond slippery after some rainfall (dangerous!).

Trail 9a is very pleasant and mellow for the most part… until you reach the last stretch. Most people turn around here, which you can tell by how overgrown this path suddenly becomes, the beaten track kind of disappears. And honestly, this might be a smart idea. I walked it entirely, and man… this trail just smashed me! Entire trees are blocking the way every few meters, which are extremely slippery to climb. Parts of the trail have been crumbled down by landslides, making it quite dangerous at times. I had to jump over gaps, climb up heights higher than myself… I would have fallen down many meters if I didn’t reach it. It’s entirely overgrown, long pants and sleeves are required if you don’t want to scratch your entire body (like I did – wherever physically possible there was a cut or scratch). I even almost accidentally hung myself, when I slipped and got my head stuck in a hanging vine… that’d been unfortunate! I’m an experienced hiker, and wow, I struggled so much!

Trail 9b is rather short and easy. It’s very steep, but the path is clear and whenever you see the power station you know you reached the end.

Time: 5 minutes until the split with trail 8 / 10 minutes from the beginning to the split into Trail 9a and 9b / 9a (entirely): 50 minutes / 9b: 25 minutes.

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Written 11 September 2019
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Rene V
49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the walk to the falls, the trail goes further after and is nice as well. The falls themselfes are decent, not very special but worth the hike!

We had some trouble finding the start, you have to park your scooter/car at a place with a rainbow garden / café, then walk the bridge and keep walking
Written 9 July 2019
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wallaw
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Quite easy to find the fall, either driving or walking.
Just follow the way to the hospital (turn off next to the bus station in Tanah Rata). You will come to a sign indicating Hospital ahead but you need to turn off on your right just before the sign. Another 100m you will come to a bridge with coloured used tires. Just follow the bridge and go straight for another 100m and you will come to the source of the fall (which is actually a small dam at the end of the big drain (you have cross using the bridge). During my visit the water is milky brown!
The trail no 9 starts right at the dam and I assume this path will lead you to the bottom of the fall (didn't proceed as the grounds were wet and with family so didn't want to risk it).
From the top along the falls looks quite nice and not more rubbish (maybe everything is at the bottom).
If you have the time and the weather is good should be quite a nice track down.
Written 18 June 2019
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Peter vanderlans
Sofia, Bulgaria604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The falls are quite big and the trail is easy. Signboards are limited, especially where to start. But hey, that is part of the fun. Not so funny is the waste dropped along the path and at the bottom of the falls
Still worth to visit.
Written 6 June 2019
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