Mount Santubong

Mount Santubong, Kuching: Address, Mount Santubong Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Santubong
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George F
Toowoomba, Australia8 contributions
Mount Santubong jungle walk
Jun 2019
Climbing Mount Santubong is an incredible walk - starting out on the flat and progressing towards the summit with ever steeper paths and a number of vertical rope ladders. It is for the fit and adventurous. However there is much to see on the lower and flatter paths for those unprepared to take on the extreme adventure
Written 12 May 2020
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HTH
Kuching, Malaysia147 contributions
Mount Santubong
Mar 2020 • Friends
The mountain with height over 2,600 feet ,from city centre nearly a hour and 10 minutes travelling distance. Here's one of the gazetted National Park as well.
Furthermore,there's an romantic legend about Princess Santubong related to the point.
Written 17 March 2020
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ashaec
Bangkok, Thailand16 contributions
Trekking- Jungle loop trail
Mar 2020 • Couples
The jungle loop trail is the easier of the two trails. The trek took us only about one and half hours to complete.
It’s a short trail and well marked but there are some confusing sections. It would be a good idea to get a contact number before staring out from the park office just in case.
I had read that there are multiple exits but these exits were not marked well.
Physical fitness is required as this is not a flat and easy esp for people who don’t trek frequently. There were some climbs and descents where we had to hold on to ropes or tree roots.
There is plenty of shade but the path would definitely be very slippery and dangerous during the rainy season.
Would recommend good waterproof shoes as the trail has a lot of rocks and tree roots and some small streams and brooks to cross and also carry plenty of water.
The waterfall is right below the suspension bridge and would require climbing down some slippery rocks

To get there:
We had to drive around a bit after Culvert to find the park entrance. Look out for cars parked near “Santubong puteri trail start” ( google maps)

Written 11 March 2020
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Vesa A
Yekaterinburg, Russia34 contributions
Pretty hard but rewarding.
Feb 2020
Trail to summit from camp was longer than closed trail which starts outside of the park. I reached summit in 2hours 45mins and got back in 2 hours. There were several hard climbs and upper you get there were many ropes missing. Rope ladders have been replaced with aluminium ones. Those parts are easy. Coming down on trails that have all roots revealed is the hardest in my oppinion. That's what legs say.
Definitely worth of climbing but not easy.
Written 21 February 2020
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oscarette
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia48 contributions
Waterfall, suspension bridge and more.
Jan 2020
There were 2 trails available, red, leading to the summit and blue, a loop leading back to the registration hut. At the time we were there, the red trail was closed due to the wet weather.
The blue trail was very interesting as we overcame different obstacles. We came upon a waterfall, suspension bridge, crossed rivers, jumped onto a vine and swung around like Tarzan, climbed down a steep slope, saw an insect giving birth, saw Venus fly traps, etc. In other words, it was heaps of fun.
Written 31 January 2020
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ncw2
Singapore, Singapore386 contributions
Good climbing and upper core training
Dec 2019 • Solo
Took less than 5 hours climbing up and down the summit. View at summit was shrouded by mountain mist. Its a tough climb for novice hiker. Upper core and strong arm strength is required. Good training for me. Likely a one time visit.
Written 4 January 2020
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Jjj775
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Hiking
Dec 2019 • Solo
Was nice and clear path
Well taken care with ladder to help up on the climb. Althought not many people but the trail was well marked. It is rated as moderate hike. Should encourage more people to hike up to this Santubong mountain.
Written 2 December 2019
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Elssyteo
Singapore, Singapore259 contributions
Prapare for rock scrambling
Oct 2019 • Couples
Went for this hike with my husband and although we are both experienced hikers and done rock scrambling before, difficulty of this one was surprising. It took us about 6 hours from ranger cabin to peak and back. Hike gets tougher towards the peak and doesn’t get easier when scrambling down so it’s easy to recognize when you have reached your limits but do bring enough drinks with you as tropical weather can be extremely hot and humid. Come prepared!
Written 16 November 2019
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Peter R
Dartford, UK868 contributions
Dolphins
Sep 2019
The nearby boat yard was the starting place for our river trip to find the River Irrawaddy dolphins. As we set off downriver the Mount Santabong appeared momentarily through the haze. Perhaps it was a good omen as we spotted quite a few Dolphins on our trip.
Written 29 October 2019
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bartvanson
westzaan13 contributions
Exhausting but very nice
Sep 2019 • Solo
Took the shuttle bus at 9.15 from grand margaritha hotel and arrived around 10. It took me 3.45hrs to reach the top and about 4hrs to go back (incl short stop at 1st waterfall). Missed the 17.15 shuttle bus back, so one of the rangers from the park brought me back to Kuching for RM 40. Im 31yo with moderate condition and found the trip quite exhausting, so make sure you bring enough water and food if you want to do the long (summit) trek.
Written 2 September 2019
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