Mount Santubong

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

Mount Santubong
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Nico B
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May 2022 • Solo
Summit trail (now yellow markings): 4hrs up 3.5hrs down, bring enough water especially if you're not used to the heat. The last 2.5hrs are climbed on all fours. The trail is very well maintained and safe even for beginners, however very challenging. I'm not in bad shape but my legs barely made it.
Written 3 May 2022
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Cay
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia218 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Hi just wanted to put a message out there that during rainy season this park is close due to safety issue. We tried. But you can still do hiking to the blue pool and waterfall using the Permai resort. just pay an entrance fee of RM10 per person .
Written 23 December 2021
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NASRA P
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia6 contributions
Jul 2020
You will get an awesome experience here, hiking the mount while enjoying the fresh air. But if you are not fit enough, you should not go here. The trail is challenging and you need to be fit enough. Worth experience!
Written 9 June 2021
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George F
Toowoomba, Australia8 contributions
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
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, Thailand17 contributions
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
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
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, Singapore384 contributions
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
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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