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Lata Kekabu Rainforest Waterfall is a Pleasant Stop For A Nature Break

Set against the foothills, Lata Kekabu rainforest waterfall is a splendid stopover for a few hours of nature refreshment. Located 10 km from Lenggong town and 25 km past Kuala Kangsar, the park (hutan lipur) is one of several run by the Perak Forestry Department.

As part of the Bintang mountain range, the forest park still retains tall tropical trees, a meandering stream and a 50 meter waterfall. Many of the trees are labeled for a quick jungle education.


There are plenty of picnic spots and shelters along the forest river for a rest stop or a day enjoying the water and scenery. You can trek up to the waterfall or linger just off the riverbank to explore the jungle.

Take time to observe your surroundings for wildlife or just shoot some great rainforest photos.

The trail ends at the Late Kekabu rainforest waterfall after winding around a few river bends. With a gently rising slope the path is very scenic and easy to walk. A walled waterfall pool allows for swimming just below the falls.

Lata Kekabu is a very pleasant side trip if you travel north to Gerik or Kuala Kangsar. Taking the extra time to visit these parks is a good way to reduce stress and revive your spirits on a road journey.

Start to explore some of the Hutan Lipur locations in East Malaysia. They may not be spectacular but they are usually special.

river hut

Lata Kekabu Rainforest Waterfall: General Information

Combine a trip to the waterfall with a visit to the nearby Archeological Museum (Muzium Arkeologi) in Lenggong, just 2 km off the same highway . Facilities

  • A large, wooden open-air, covered hall is available for gatherings
  • Toilets and changing rooms are available.
  • Ample parking space a short walk from the river pools.
  • A few hawker stalls offer food and drink for visitors.

Getting There
  • From Kuala Lumpur take the North-South highway past Ipoh and turn off at the Kuala Kangsar exit.
  • Look for green/white Lata Kekabu signs along the Kuala Kangsar-Gerik highway (76).
  • Pass over the Jambatan (bridge) Raja Nazrin.
  • Look for the Lata Kekabu turnoff sign on left
  • sign
  • From the Kuala Kangsar exit, the time to Lata Kekabu is about 30 minutes.


For enquiries about matters related to forest parks (Hutan Lipur):

Perak Forestry Department
(Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perak)
Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang
30000 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05 2550020
Fax: 05 2553644

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