Hiking Trails in Tanah Rata
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Hiking Trails in Tanah Rata
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- Started the trail and the end of Jalan Carnation 2, the trail starts behind a building site and there is a small sign that says trail. The first photo is how the begining looks like. The first 3k of the trail are very steep and technical, going straight up over a lot of roots and then down through a steep slope which is quite overgrown. Then it flattens out and is easily walkable and you walk through the beautiful fields. It took us 3,5 hours with breaks.
We really liked the whole trail, a must is to download maps.me and download the Malaysia map so you know for sure where you are going.Written 10 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One of the cleanest and serene places. We enjoyed a lot. We were staying at Camerin Hughland Resorts. A very Anglo vintage place, which is very well maintained and clean. We loved our stay. We did do the general visits like the tea gardens, sheep feeding, Flower Gardens etc. It was really very busy over the weekend though. But worth the visit.Written 15 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Starting at the Smokhouse Hotel alongside the golfcourse. Follow trail 3. Maps.me shows the route very well indeed. We heard trail 7 would be quite hard to go down with a lot of plants hiding the path. So we took trail 8 all the way down. Without any problem. But I guess in rainy weather conditions may be more difficult!!!Written 11 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It's an easy short walk down to Robinson falls which are well worth seeing. We then did walk 9a which wasn't easy. It is an easy trail to follow but parts of it are challenging due to a lot of fallen trees and overgrown plants. There are a lot of insects and spiders as should be expected in the jungle. There aren't any views along the way. It brings you out to a farm and power station and the path does get tougher towards the end. We walked back along path 9b which is steep but much shorter and an easier path to follow. I think coming down it would be difficult due to how steep it was in parts but going up it was fine. We didn't have any problems with dogs as mentioned previously. We did see a man with one little dog at one point but they were not bothered by us at all so hopefully this isn't a problem anymore! Overall the loop took us about 2.5-3 hours. I like nice views so this walk wasn't for me!Written 31 January 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Trails 10+6 are often offered together with a guide: they say it takes around 5 hours and that it’s difficult to follow.
Actually it’s quite easy to do it on your own, it takes around 2.5 hours. Just download maps.me just in case, because there aren’t any signs for trail 6.Written 2 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 6:
Warning! There are two Trails 6, inconveniently enough. One is a connection-trail in between Trail 5 and 4 on the slopes of Gunung Berembun… one is on the exact other side of Tanah Rata in between the peak of Gunung Jasar (reached by Trail 10) and the Cameron Valley Tea Transplantation south of Tanah Rata.
Trail info: Connection trail in between the shelter reached by Trail 5, towards Trail 4. It’s a full-on jungle trail, and only interesting if you want to climb Gunung Berembun from Trail 4 or from the Forestry department in Brinchang. Suggested combination: 4-6-7 or 4-6-8-9, from any direction.
Beginning & end: The shelter reached by Trail 5 towards Trail 4 / the Forestry Department.
Experience / Level of difficulty: Intermediate. It’s an up-down-up-down-affair and definitely harder than Trail 3 and 4, but certainly doable. It’s a bush hike, so you won’t have any views on this one.
Time: 30 minutes – going up / to connect with Trail 4 it’s an extra 12 minutes, the last part going down with a rope.
Trail info: This is the actual Trail 6, which is nevertheless absent on most maps. You can find it on Maps.me though, and I painted it on the map above for clarity. It’s not signposted, getting lost in the first stretch is very easy. Combine it with Trail 10.
Beginning & end: From the peak of Gunung Jasar (reached by a part of Trail 10) towards the Cameron Valley Tea House, south of Tanah Rata. From there you can hitchhike back or grab a cab, as there are no sidewalks and traffic is not too considerate of pedestrians.
Experience / Level of difficulty: This is a fantastic diverse hike, from the beginning until the end spectacular. Together with Trail 10 my favourite in the Cameron Highlands. I did it in 2011 and in 2019 again. I can’t believe it’s absent on most of the maps, I hope that doesn’t mean it’s going to disappear soon, just as other trails in Cameron Highlands did (due to ever-expanding real estate – serving a tourism crowd which they are simultaneously pushing away with these developments, as visitors come specifically for these trails!). I walked it in the pouring rain, making it incredibly slippery: I wouldn’t have survived without my hiking poles. I got lost and walked a part of the trail inside of the river until I found my way again… which you should avoid, needless to say. This route has plenty of views, forest parts, you’ll cross orang asli villages meeting friendly locals, and you’ll hike straight through the rolling tea slopes towards the Cameron Valley Tea House where you can reward yourself. The best of the Cameron Highlands combined!
Time: 1:20hrs – including a faulty detour.Written 11 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Tanah Rata
- These places are best for hiking trails in Tanah Rata:
- Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10
- Cameron Highlands Trail No. 5 and 7
- Cameron Highland Trail No. 6
- Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3
- Cameron Highlands Trail No. 9
- These are the best places for budget-friendly hiking trails in Tanah Rata:See more budget-friendly hiking trails in Tanah Rata on Tripadvisor