Bukit Gasing Forest Park
"Nature For Urban Survival"
Bukit Gasing forest park is an urban green lung on life support, but it's still one of Kuala Lumpur's best nature walks.
It's very convenient for those living in KL and easy to find too.
Once a rubber plantation and left idle for 50 years, the course of nature has overtaken the hillsides to produce a lush secondary forest brimming with woody herbs and large tropical trees.
A series of intermingled forest trails traverse the narrow hill ridges to provide excellent paths for walking for exercise. Most people come to the park to get a dose of nature while getting fit on uphill climbs and brisk walks.
With nature sounds and a shady forest canopy overhead, the exercise hours really are a walk in the park.
The real urban jungle
Bukit Gasing Forest Park: Trail Information
The footpaths are well travelled and fairly well marked. There are two main sections to Bukit Gasing Forest Park.
The main entrance area (south) consists of a network of short trails, a watch tower and two wooden bridges over a small stream. These trails are not too difficult and offer good exercise for teenagers and kids.
A long ridge trail takes you to the north end where a loop trail takes you to the suspension bridge and an alternative exit on the residential road back to the main entrance.
A steep drop that cuts the terrain abruptly provides a hard climb up or down. But you can choose to avoid this part of the path.
Surrounded by houses and squeezed in by development projects, this popular forest park is under threat. Several citizen and environmental groups fight to keep the bulldozers out and protect this green oasis amid the concrete jungle.
So first find time to get in shape with nature and then find time to assist the conservation cause.
Bukit Gasing Forest Park: General Information
On the weekends the park gets very busy in the early morning hours. Most visitors are walking for exercise so crowds do not congregate. Traffic along the park road is heavy, but it's easy to find a parking spot on the side roads.
Be aware that sections of the trails are very steep and may be too difficult for young children and senior citizens. Mosquitoes can also be a problem, so wear long sleeves and bring repellent.
The park has open access but the best hours to visit are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Fees and Facilities
Three Entry Paths
Main Entrance - Located on Jalan Tanjung (5/4), look for the wooden archway and trail signs.
Take a few minutes to review the park map and then follow the main path near the stream that leads to the wooden footbridges and up to the tower.
Avoid the right path that leads uphill.
Playground Entrance - Located just 50 meters from the main entrance, look for the playground across the street and follow the fence line track uphill that starts next to the house.
Do not enter the property gate and be mindful of nearby residents.
North Entrance - A narrow alley is marked with a
Turn right down the alley and look for the signs and small footbridge. This is a residential area with no extra parking, please be mindful not to disturb anyone or block access to their homes.
How To Get There
Bukit Gasing Forest Park: Activities and Activism
Get involved in saving one of Kuala Lumpur's most treasured forest parks.
Participate in nature activities or add your voice and enthusiasm to environmental activism projects that help protect and keep the green quality of urban life.
Contact one of these organizations and find a way to contribute:
Friends of Bukit Gasing (Kelab Sahabat Bukit Gasing)
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
Save Bukit Gasing
Help Save Bukit Gasing Forest Park!
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