Cameron Highlands Trail No. 9

Cameron Highlands Trail No. 9

Cameron Highlands Trail No. 9
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Correct trail info: TRAIL 9
5.0 of 5 bubblesSept 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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szombat
Prague, Czech Republic27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014
ATTENTION!!! ROBBERY AGAIN! My two female friends were robbed by a man with knife today. It happened in the first third of the trail closer to Tanah Rata. I recommend to avoid using this trail. If you decide to use it, leave money at the hotel deposit box.

Tomas
Written 2 February 2014
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Braden C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Four of us went on this trail (right through 9A and back up 9B). The dogs were there as many others have said and they bit me twice on the way through the first time and then tried to chase us the second time. Be aware the man with them encourages them to attack you. The trail was quite nice but be very careful and wary of the dogs.
Written 1 May 2016
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fodeffia
Grenoble, France13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
We saw a man with angry dogs too, but I think dogs can be dangerous only if the man near you, they just try to protect him..anyway, we went to this trail and it took about 3 hours to get to the end and about 11 km..when we realised that it is quite late it was a bit scared to be in the dark jungles alone) So, you can just visit a waterfall, it is about 10 minutes from the beginning of the train (you can use small bridge or go further by other road). Actually, there is nothing to see after the waterfall, but if you want to challenge youself, go! In the end, there is a farm and thank to very kind man we finally got home)
Written 27 February 2016
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Journey_Blogger
Durban, South Africa14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Not only were we warned not to walk track #9, but we have just met a girl who was attacked and threatened by a guy wanting more than money after telling her he was going to kill her. She managed to get away but is now terrified to ever travel alone.

Not only does this man prey on both couples and solo female travelers, but he also knows that part of the forest like the back of his hand. This track is one of the only ones that has lots of little off shoots that he uses to his advantage.

Some locals seem more interested in protecting their profits rather than safety so they will encourage you to take the route. In saying this though, it seems the rest of Cameron Highlands is pretty safe. Do go there, just AVOID track 9! Please! And stop recommending it! Until it's safe because your playing a part in his games and risking others lives!
Written 6 July 2014
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Miao
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
We (one guy and one girl) encountered a robber on this trail around 2pm last Sunday. He wore a black mask, threatened with a knife and asked for money. We gave some money and managed to get away. Please avoid this trail and warn others on the likely danger on this trail. In fact, the waterfall looked so polluted (mixed with loads of construction dust) and probably lost its former charm.
Written 20 March 2016
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Fleur N
Kandy, Sri Lanka2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
2 girls staying at the same guesthouse we were have been attacked by a local man with a knife. The man first asked for their money then tried to abuse them, kissed them and touched them. They were really in shock after this and went to the police. This situation seams to have happened several times (at least 3 times only on tripadvisor!) since december according to our guest house, so we strongly recommend not to go on this trail (This is the Robinson'S waterfall trail). Moreover, if you read this comment, please inform your guest house of this situation in order to avoid these attacks to continue.
Written 9 March 2014
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Lusie L
Tanah Rata, Malaysia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
me and my friend got robbed yesterday at noon as well. I assume the same guy from December with a long knife....Especially woman have to be careful. He wanted more than money. he tried to take us deeper in the jungle. We had luck and could prevent it!!! We reported this to the police.
Written 3 February 2014
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Emmmiina
Finland3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Do not go there alone, or even in small group. I got robbed by a man with a knive. This has happened many times before and always at the same place. Avoid!
Written 3 April 2015
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Fr0m_Finland
Oulu, Finland1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
We started hiking from Tanah Rata in the afternoon 29th Dec 2013 and after Robinson Waterfall (10-15min) a man with a knife came behind us. He told us to give him our money while threatening us with a 25cm knife. First we refused, but finally had to give him the money we had with us. We're travelling as a couple, so after he took our money he told the male to continue walking alone while he wanted to "check" the female. We refused and after a while he let us go and went back the same way he came. We've reported to police and they are looking for him.
Written 29 December 2013
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Celestijuli
Tanah Rata16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
Careful onthis trek ! Robbers are waiting for tourists. Young ladies beware too as they seem to be quite free with their hands!..... Please refer to your guesthouse or hotel before you go. I am sure they have a better advice or take a professional guide. Sad though the trek is beautiful.
Written 1 September 2015
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