One-Hour Escapes From the Kuala Lumpur for Nature Romps Just Outside The City
Do you long to escape from the asphalt jungle of the city?
Within just one hour from Kuala Lumpur map out places to go for hiking trails, mountain bike action, jungle walks or a tropical waterfall.
So don't despair because nature is really never too far away. In truth your backyard is full of outdoor things to do.
The One-Hour Escapes are perfect for weekend and family travel outings. Whether you take the kids or go alone, you can enjoy nature landscapes all morning and still be free the rest of the day. And it's a good way to encourage family travel ideas and kid fitness.
An early start is better to catch a glimpse of birds and mammals and to avoid the harsh midday sun or frequent afternoon rain storms.
Take advantage of the numerous trails and hikes scattered in and out of KL. Most of these One-Hour escapes are easy day trips and outings and not too difficult for beginners. It's a chance to breathe fresh air, hear wild sounds, reduce your stress levels and even burn off some calories.
Of course there are other more strenuous outdoor nature activities. Find the best mountain biking trails or adventure hikes. For those who like to go vertical, choose to learn some rock climbing techniques at Batu Caves. Or go underground and sense the eerie quietness of caving.
One-Hour Escapes ... Jungle Starters Plus!
If you want to get started on the whole hiking or biking thing, then FRIM is the place to go. Located just minutes out of the city, FRIM offers easy hikes, a cool canopy walk, and biking trails all under a great green canopy.
You've seen it while driving around the city, now you gotta hike it. This massive ridge is over 22 km long but just 200 metres wide and offers great views of the city. A narrow rocky path leads you through exposed and forested terrain for a rugged and demanding day.
Stuck smack in the city between the Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Hard Rock Cafe is one of Malaysia's oldest forest reserves. It's real and real easy, just get off at the LRT station for a nice rainforest stroll.
A short drive from the city, Kanching offers a great day in the jungle. From cool waterfall pools to easy riverside hikes, it's perfect for picnics or a trek in the forest. A great outing for kids and anyone else.
For a quick getaway to rainforest habitat, the easy trek to this jungle just beyond Zoo Negara offers its own variety of wild animals. Or just take the kids out for a nature walk and a cool dip.
A three-way pit stop along the highway, these cool waterfalls along Sungai Tua are perfect for day trip picnics, jungle walks and riverside dips in no time from the city.
Try out some full-throttle downhill biking or just take a ride in the woods. Nothing beats the jungle habitat surrounding the scenic lakeside trails for a great nature workout. One of the best places to ride just outside KL.
Spend a day with the kids or just hang out in the serene surroundings of a rainforest park. Easy to get to and the perfect choice for picnics, a river swim or doing nothing at all.
Get off the Karak Highway and take a jungle break surrounded by beautiful nature scenes and a refreshing forest river. Take the kids outdoors for a day or have a quick swim during a stopover from traveling.
A true urban park survivor, Bukit Gasing is one of the city's best green lungs with a variety of jungle trails for an enjoyable nature walk or a test of your hill climbing fitness. Join the jungle fun and help save this rainforest remnant.
An original nature escape, Templers Park remains a great getaway from the city for a dip in a forest river pool, an easy jungle stroll to a small waterfall or a chance to try out your birdwatching skills.
Located nearby Templers Park and Hutan Lipur Kanching, this commemorative park offers two experiences in one. Camp out or cook out at the lower forest and river for a relaxing nature break or take a group to the forest resort on the upper slopes.
The hallowed ground of mountain biking enthusiasts in the Klang Valley, this urban park remains a haven for joggers, bikers and horse riders every weekend. A mixture of awesome singletrack trails, many noted for their technical difficulty, that spread over 15 kilometers.
One-Hour Escapes: Organized Tours
Rainforest Experience Closed Until Further Notice!
No time to visit a National Park? The Rainforest Experience offers a convenient alternative for anyone wanting to spend a half-day trekking in a Malaysian jungle. Located near Janda Baik, an experienced nature guide takes you on a 3 kilometre journey through the jungle.
Read my review of the Rainforest Experience and make a booking request from the same page.
Are you ready to discover the jungle? Our Kuala Lumpur Tour Guides offer nature outings to a jungle waterfall, forest trail, canopy walk, firefly haven, elephant sanctuary or wetland wilderness.
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