Every once in a while, it’s nice to just get out of the city and immerse yourself in nature. What better way to do that than by going on a fabulously scenic hike? Luckily for us, Malaysia is blessed with an abundance of scenic landscapes, lush national parks and majestic mountains that would light a fire in every adventurous soul .
That being said, here’s a list of 8 stunning hiking spots you could visit on your next hiking trip!
1. Gunung Pulai – Johor
Difficulty level: Easy
Duration (to and from): 2 – 3 hours
Highlights: Gunung Pulai Reservoir, waterfall, park
First on the list is Gunung Pulai or Mount Pulai in Johor – a veritable walk in the park for seasoned hikers. Located a mere 90 km from Singapore, this hiking spot is popular with both locals and Singaporeans alike for its stunning views – making it a real hotspot during the weekends.
If you’re a beginner at hiking, there’s no better trail to start off with than this one, as the 5 km walk to and from the summit utilises a well-maintained tarmac road – making it suitable for families with children and even senior citizens. Plus, it’s also super easy to turn back if someone in your group doesn’t feel up to hiking all the way up to the top (just putting this out there).
Gunung Pulai is 654 metres high, (which is almost 4 times higher than Bukit Timah in Singapore which stands at 164 metres high) and if that’s not attractive enough, there are also some splendid waterfalls along this scenic route that you can take a quick dip in if the heat gets to be too much!