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- The sounds of the surrounding City just seemed to fade away. There are useful signs explaining what you see. The paths appear well maintained. A good spot to go for reflection.Written 18 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One of the last bastion of nature amidst the concrete jungle, straddling between Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur boundary. There're a few entrances to Bukit Gasing Hiking Trail. Our favourite are Bukit Gasing Hiking Trail Toilet and Parking, Petaling Jaya side or Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur side.
There're multiple trails for you to choose from, Bukit Gasing Loop, Fence Trail Loop, Abu Bakar Loop, Stairways to Heaven Loop, to the olde hanging bridge, or the Concrete suspended bridge. Hikes are novice to moderate difficulty. We typically spent between one half to 3 hours, depends on how many trails we tackle.
It's great to still find some critters along the way, scorpions, snakes, squirrels and monkeys were sighted. The flora had diminished somewhat, or the variety had retreated away from the trails perhaps.
Be cautious of slippery slopes especially if it had rained in the morning before.Written 10 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The great place near the city. After getting tired of work that's a nice place to picnic. Only one thing is surprised me is they charged us for entry. So far I know it's just need to pay the parking but the two man in the entrance charged us RM 8 per person.Written 17 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A friend wanted to hike & invited my partner & I to join her. She was not there when we arrived at 7:20 am. We could not find a proper parking space & had to join others who had double parked. The queue to the entrance was extremely long. We registered, took our temperature & continued waiting for our friend who arrived an hour later.
It was all the way up at the beginning of the hike. I was huffing & puffing as it was a little steep but the trail gradually became easier. I was told there were 9 erected trails which totalled some 14 km. These trails had been carefully constructed by volunteers & Temuan Orang Asli in close consultation with the Selangor Forestry Department.
We took the Denai Tiga Puteri trail that would lead us to the highest point of the forest reserve. At the top, the view was of the northbound & southbound traffic along the NKVE stretch with the Kota Damansara township & greenery in the background. Along this trail, we had stopped for a photo session at 1 particular huge tree which was rumoured to be more than 100 years old.
There were also wooden directional signages nailed to trees so that we won’t lose our way. We also saw some bikers going into other trails. Some hikers were on our same path training for their trail runs. Others brought their children that would put many adults to shame. At some steep areas, there were ropes to help us climb up.
Those unfamiliar with the trails can get the assistance of a Temuan guide by completing a booking form on MyChangkul’s online platform. Another option is to download the free Komoot app which works like Waze. You will be able to see the trail network & navigate yourself.
The Kota Damansara forest reserve has an area of 320 hectares. It is here to stay due to the relentless pursuits of individuals, organisations & societies championing for its continued existence. Malaysian Nature Society has been tirelessly defending for its conservation til it bore fruition with it being gazetted in 2010 as a forest reserve.
You can also contribute by being a member of KDCF Society. Membership is RM10 per year. However, you have the option to pay a RM100 for a Lifetime Membership. The membership fee goes to the maintenance of forest trails & keeping a strong number of membership. Showing a growing number of members might deter those who have ill intentions.
We would definitely come back to explore the other 8 trails & to connect with like-minded people of all ages, races & beliefs.Written 1 November 2020
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