Hiking at Bukit Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
|Hiking at Bukit Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail|
The centrally located Bukit Kiara makes a convenient jogging, cycling and hiking spot among outdoor enthusiasts. For occasional joggers, the pavements are spacious and well-maintained. For hiking novices, the hill offers several beginner trails amidst a lush, verdant terrain.
Located next to urban sprawl of TTDI, Bukit Kiara offers several tracks catered for different level of fitness. Besides having a jogging trail encircling a lake, it also provides a slightly more challenging route for steep uphill and downhill running, as well as higher, narrow forest trails for the venturesome.
Hiking at Bukit Kiara, Taman Tun Dr IsmailWhile the hill is abundant in wildlife, monkeys and mosquitoes are noticeably more rampant. As you ascend higher onto the hill, you will be greeted by old, unfaltering trees and well-trodden paths, as it is a popular playground among mountain bikers.
Distance: 4 kilometers
Duration: 2 hours
Entrance fee: Free
What you'll need: Plenty of mosquito repellent, water, and if necessary, a stick to fend off monkeys
- It starts to get dark around 7.30pm, so be sure to plan ahead.
- You might find yourself walking in circles as the trails are not well-marked and there are many forks.
- There isn't any elaborate map for the trails online. Check Google Maps before hiking as the trails can lead you to Sri Hartamas and Mont Kiara!
Have fun exploring!