Selangor's Must-Experience Destinations for Outdoor Lovers

Selangor


Touted as a must-visit location for both tourists and locals, Selangor is renowned for its ability to provide an unforgettable experience for families and friends. Nestled within the lush greenery of the state, it offers a plethora of exhilarating outdoor activities that are inspired by the bountiful nature that surrounds it. Immerse yourself in the serene embrace of the great outdoors as you marvel at the enchanting array of plant life and wildlife that call Selangor their home.

Paragliding and Hiking at Bukit Batu Pahat

Located in the town of Kuala Kubu Bharu, Bukit Batu Pahat is the ideal place for all paragliding lovers. The hill's flat peak makes it a highly suitable location for paragliding. As you take flight into the sky, enjoy and bask in the stunning views that the town has to offer. Although the hiking trail can be muddy and a little steep, the view at the top of Bukit Batu Pahat truly makes the trip worth it.

White Water Rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu

Embark on an adrenaline-pumping journey along the Hulu Selangor River when you sign up for a white water rafting experience. With steepness that is classified between levels of 4-6, white water rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu promises a sense of thrill from the exhilarating drift that happens at the end of the rafting trip. If you’re not too distracted, take a moment to also appreciate the beauty along the river banks as you make your way down.


SKYTREX Adventure at Sungai Congkak

Nestled in the cool and hilly areas of Hulu Langat, SKYTREX offers a variety of fun-filled adventures filled with calming waterfalls, crystal clear rivers and more. For those who are up for some excitement, you will definitely not want to miss out on the thrilling flying fox that ziplines from one end of the park to the other. For something a little more relaxing, enjoy a stroll along the Plank Bridge for breathtaking views of the nature surrounding you. There is also an option to spend the night amongst ethereal nature at Skycamp

Skycamp also offers a peaceful overnight stay by the Sungai Congkak river. Tents decorated in shimmery lights are available to everyone for rent. Check-in time for Skycamp starts at 3:00pm, which gives visitors ample time to try out all the exciting activities that are available at Skycamp and unwind for the night amidst its peaceful camping environment. 


Gua Damai Extreme Park at Damai Caves


This adventure is dedicated to all the rock climbers out there. Situated behind the Batu Caves hill, Gua Damai sets out to test your rock-climbing skills. With more than 100 bolted routes, Gua Damai is known as the best climbing site and the first of its kind. Not only is this park famous for its rock-climbing activities, the Gua Damai Extreme Park also offers other activities such as zip lining and base jumping. Glide through the air on a zipline that takes you from the Crystal Cave through the shady leaves, all while offering a stunning view of the forest and gigantic limestones


Sungai Chiling and Fish Sanctuary

Located in the heart of the town of Kuala Kubu Bharu, Sungai Chiling brings you a scenic view of the Sungai Chiling Waterfalls. Known as one of Selangor’s most impressive and stunning waterfalls, Sungai Chiling Waterfalls is the ultimate place to spend time with your friends and family. To get to the Chiling Waterfalls, visitors are required to take an hour-long walk across the Chiling River, which is dotted by breathtaking sights along the way.


Bukit Kutu Hiking

 

Bukit Kutu is nestled in the town of Kuala Kubu Bharu and known for its attractive location for hiking lovers. There is a small fee of RM5 however to hike at Bukit Kutu (prices are subject to change. Visit the official website for price confirmation). Simply download and print out the application form and fill it up to enjoy your hike up the magnificent hill.

Access the application form here:

https://forestry.selangor.gov.my/v2018/index.php/my/info-awam/gerbang-perkhidmatan-awam/muat-turun


Bukit Kutu is nestled in the town of Kuala Kubu Bharu and known for its attractive location for hiking lovers. Bukit Kutu has multiple junctions in the forest that lead you to the peak of the hill. As you hike along the 10-kilometre trail, keep an eye out for the beautiful flora and fauna along your journey. Bukit Kutu is just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, making it highly accessible and an ideal place to visit. 


Swimming and Hiking at Kanching Waterfall

From the splashing waters of the waterfalls to an adventurous trail into a forest, Kanching Eco Forest Park has it all. Located a mere 21 kilometres from the city of Kuala Lumpur, this tropical rainforest is highly known as the perfect picnic spot. Check out the famous seven-tier waterfall where you can take a refreshing dip in its chilly crystal clear waters. Unwind and relax with the soothing splashing sounds by the riverside with a picnic basket and in the company of your friends and family. For all the hiking lovers out there, Kanching Eco Forest Park also has just the trail for you. Leading visitors into the deep and mysterious forest, the park offers unrivalled scenery complete with views of the waterfalls in the company of luscious and tall trees to make this a hiking experience you won’t want to miss.


Water Tubing at Hulu Selangor

Have a little fun and float along the Selangor River on a rubber tube float. As the river takes you through its rapid waves, remember to hold tight for the ride of a lifetime. Visitors are invited to pick up a doughnut float and head down to the river, which is a mere 15 minutes away from the Rentas base camp. Spin around the waves as the current takes the lead for an exhilarating ride. The doughnut float knocks the rocks that are along the river to give you a full experience of a bumpy water tube ride. Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness surrounding the river.


Adventurous Walk at FRIM

This 545-hectare research institution is a tropical paradise. Surrounded by luscious nature, FRIM is open to everyone to enjoy. When you are here, immerse in the beauty of hundreds of different species of flora and fauna that can be found around the forest. There is also a waterfall for those who wish to stroll along the peaceful waters or bask in the sunlight by the riverbank. FRIM also opens its doors for overnight stays. Activities such as glamping can be done here in the forest. Visitors are welcomed to pitch tents and enjoy a peaceful night in the forest. Also an option is to take an adventurous night walk or attempt the Forest Skywalk at night to catch the stunning view of the forest once the sun sets. There is also a small fee for the Forest Skywalk. View the prices of the Forest Skywalk below:

Category My Card Hoder Non-MyKad Holder
Student (7-17 years old) RM8 RM25
Senior Citizen RM10 RM40
Adult RM15 RM40
Additional fee for 13 years and above RM5 RM10

                  **Prices are subject to change. Visit the official website for price confirmation

So bookmark these nature parks for new adventures of a lifetime. Whether you are in to experience the thrill of the extreme activities or rather opt for a more calm and peaceful experience at one of the many waterfalls and beautiful parks the state of Selangor has to offer, there truly is something for everyone and every interest.


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