Enjoy hiking but do not have the time to journey out of the city? The Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve may just be your next favorite hang out spot!

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What To Do At Bukit Gasing Forest Park In Selangor, Malaysia
Hiking at Bukit Gasing Forest Park, Selangor

Hiking at Bukit Gasing Forest Park, Selangor

This local, somewhat hidden gem spans across 100 hectares, and although hedged in by development and residential neighborhoods, it is both convenient and accessible for those seeking for a breath of fresh air amid the chaotic life.

Here, you can find several trails catered for each level of fitness, and if you climb long enough, you will arrive at a vantage point that overlooks the subdued parts of Petaling Jaya, consisting of mostly houses and low-rise buildings.

Bukit Gasing (Gasing Hill)
Viewpoint at Bukit Gasing overlooking Petaling Jaya

Map of Bukit Gasing Trails

Despite having several trails, they are not properly pointed out but I guess that is what makes the hike interesting. Stick to the main path or take the road less traveled, turn left or right - trust your guts and just do it. Each trail ultimately brings you to the highest point at 160 meters. You will come across the Abu Baker slope towards the end of your climb, which is slightly more arduous (I call it exciting), where you’ll be required to hang out on a rope for a sharp, almost perpendicular incline.

On your ascent, you may spot one or all of the following from afar: Maha Sivan Alayam (a Hindu temple), Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Aziz (a yellow-domed mosque), Wat Chetawan (a Thai Buddhist temple), and a tall hilltop watchtower.

Hiking Information for Bukit Gasing
A hilltop watchtower at Bukit Gasing

Bukit Gasing Hiking Tips

Keep in mind that it gets busier on weekends and in the evening. Put on a pair of good hiking shoes as certain parts could get challenging (we’re talking mud and steep, slippery slopes). There is a suspension bridge, but it has been closed for repair work. Since facilities are nonexistent here, you are advised to come with an empty bladder and a full water bottle.

Difficulty: Easy to intermediate depending on trail
Distance: 4 kilometers
Duration: 1-2 hours depending on trail
Entrance fee: Free
What you'll need: Mosquito repellent and water

How to Get to Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve

To get to the starting point of Bukit Gasing, simply search for this address on Waze or Google Maps: Jalan Tanjong 5/4, Section 5, Bkt Gasing, Petaling Jaya

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Steep climb at the middle section of the Bukit Gasing trail
Hiking at Bukit Gasing Forest Park, Selangor
Hiking at Bukit Gasing Forest Park, Selangor

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