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- The sounds of the surrounding City just seemed to fade away. There are useful signs explaining what you see. The paths appear well maintained. A good spot to go for reflection.Written 18 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Chose the shortest route as it was drizzling and we were with kids. Good place to reconnect with nature.
The trails are well-marked, but in any case, just ask the friendly hikers there and they will show you the way.Written 1 January 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- For those living in central KL and PJ area, Kanching offers a nearby nature escape with cooling rivers, falls, and jungle without driving too far away. Easily done as an early morning till noon escapade. Was a bit disappointed at the large amount of trash, bottles (even broken glass!), and food packaging scattered around. Bins are available people! Please use them.
Gazebos are scattered about, but with several levels of waterfall pools, there's plenty of space although considering its proximity to town, it gets pretty crowded the later you go.Written 20 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A friend wanted to hike & invited my partner & I to join her. She was not there when we arrived at 7:20 am. We could not find a proper parking space & had to join others who had double parked. The queue to the entrance was extremely long. We registered, took our temperature & continued waiting for our friend who arrived an hour later.
It was all the way up at the beginning of the hike. I was huffing & puffing as it was a little steep but the trail gradually became easier. I was told there were 9 erected trails which totalled some 14 km. These trails had been carefully constructed by volunteers & Temuan Orang Asli in close consultation with the Selangor Forestry Department.
We took the Denai Tiga Puteri trail that would lead us to the highest point of the forest reserve. At the top, the view was of the northbound & southbound traffic along the NKVE stretch with the Kota Damansara township & greenery in the background. Along this trail, we had stopped for a photo session at 1 particular huge tree which was rumoured to be more than 100 years old.
There were also wooden directional signages nailed to trees so that we won’t lose our way. We also saw some bikers going into other trails. Some hikers were on our same path training for their trail runs. Others brought their children that would put many adults to shame. At some steep areas, there were ropes to help us climb up.
Those unfamiliar with the trails can get the assistance of a Temuan guide by completing a booking form on MyChangkul’s online platform. Another option is to download the free Komoot app which works like Waze. You will be able to see the trail network & navigate yourself.
The Kota Damansara forest reserve has an area of 320 hectares. It is here to stay due to the relentless pursuits of individuals, organisations & societies championing for its continued existence. Malaysian Nature Society has been tirelessly defending for its conservation til it bore fruition with it being gazetted in 2010 as a forest reserve.
You can also contribute by being a member of KDCF Society. Membership is RM10 per year. However, you have the option to pay a RM100 for a Lifetime Membership. The membership fee goes to the maintenance of forest trails & keeping a strong number of membership. Showing a growing number of members might deter those who have ill intentions.
We would definitely come back to explore the other 8 trails & to connect with like-minded people of all ages, races & beliefs.Written 1 November 2020
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