Popular Sites For Hiking/Trekking/Nature Walks

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Malaysia is home to some of the oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests in the world. Discover the country’s rugged beauty at these lowland, highland and mangrove rainforests, along with the diverse plant and animal life that dwell there.

Johor

Spread over the states of Johor and Pahang, Endau Rompin National Park is the second largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia after Taman Negara
Photo: Tourism Malaysia

• Endau Rompin National Park
Lowland rainforest

• Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang)
Highland rainforest

Kedah

• Mount Jerai
Highland rainforest

Kelantan

Kuala Koh National Park
Photo: Tourism Malaysia

• Kuala Koh National Park
Lowland rainforest

Negeri Sembilan

• Kenaboi Forest Reserve
Highland dipterocarp forest & bamboo forest

• Pasoh Forest Reserve, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Pasoh
Highland dipterocarp forest & bamboo forest

• Sungai Menyala Forest Reserve
Lowland dipterocarp forest

• Ulu Bendul
Lowland dipterocarp forest

Pahang

The 130-million-year-old rainforest inside Taman Negara, Malaysia’s oldest national park, offers plenty of opportunities for trekking, wildlife spotting, canopy walks, white-water rafting, fishing, bird-watching and caving
Photo: Tourism Malaysia

• Cameron Highlands
Highland & mountain rainforest

• Fraser’s Hill
Highland rainforest

• Genting Highlands
Highland rainforest

• Lake Bera
Freshwater swamp forest

• Lake Chini
Freshwater swamp forest

• Taman Negara Kuala Tahan
Lowland & hill rainforest

• Taman Negara Sungai Relau
Lowland & hill rainforest

Penang

• Teluk Bahang
Low rainforest

• Cherok Tokun Hill
Low rainforest

Perak

• Royal Belum
Mixed dipterocarp forest

Perlis

• Perlis State Park
Hill rainforest & limestone pinnacles

Sabah

Formed by the remnants of an ancient volcano, Bohey Dulang is filled 25m deep with sea water and lined with coral reef along the crater’s southern rim. It is the biggest island in Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Photo: Bahrin Anuar bin Baharudin/Sabah Tourism

• Bohey Dulang
Lowland rainforest

• Crocker Range National Park
Highland & mountain forest

• Danum Valley
Lowland rainforest

• Kinabalu Park
Highland & mountain forest

• Kinabatangan Floodplain
Freshwater swamp forest

• Maliau Basin
Lower montane forest, rare montane heath forest and lowland, and hill dipterocarp forest

• Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Lowland rainforest

• Tawau Hills National Park
Lowland rainforest

Sarawak

Flora at Bako National Park
Photo: Tourism Malaysia

• Bako National Park
Mangrove & mixed forest

• Lambir National Park
Lowland rainforest

• Mount Gading National Park
Highland rainforest

• Mount Mulu National Park
Highland rainforest & limestone pinnacles

• Niah National Park
Lowland rainforest

Selangor

Set in a forest reserve in the Rawang district, north of Kuala Lumpur, Kanching Rainforest Waterfall is a popular spot for picnics, camping, swimming and jungle walking
Photo: Tourism Malaysia

• Ampang Forest Reserve
Lowland forest

• Broga Hill
Green hill

• Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Lowland forest

• Kanching Recreational Forest/Kanching Rainforest Waterfall
Lowland forest & waterfall

• Kota Damansara Forest
Lowland forest

• Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Mangrove forest

• Sungai Tua Recreational Forest
Lowland forest & waterfall

• Templer Park
Mountain forest

Trengganu

• Lake Kenyir
Freshwater swamp forest

• Lata Belatan
Waterfall & recreational forest

• Lata Tembakah
Waterfall & recreational forest

• Mount Berembun
Highland & mountain forest

• Mount Tebu
Highland & mountain forest

• Sekayu Waterfall
Waterfall & recreational forest

• Setiu Wetlands
Nature & statepark