Bukit Berekeh

  • Sungai Siput
    Bukit Berekeh View
 

Jan 17 updates: There are reports of the trail leading to the summit of Bukit Berekeh is temporary closed.

SUMMARY

Bukit Berkeh is a hill located in Perak, near Kampung Bagan Serai of Sungai Siput. It is 454 meters tall and offers a 360 degree view of Sungai Siput and it surrounding area. 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

No public transport are available at the trailhead. The trail head is located at GPS: 4.997746, 101.144981 (maps). Coming from Ipoh, it is about 60km away and take about 1 to 1.5 hours of driving to reach.

Driving from Ipoh, you need to head north on Route 1 towards Chemor. At Chemor, make a right turn to route A13, which eventually leads to A160. At the end of A160, you will reach a T-Junction where you will turn left to A163 and immediately turn right to A155. Continue on A155 till you reach another T-Junction, turn right to continue to A19 which you will eventually reach the trail head. Along the way, you find yourself drive along palm tree plantation.

Park by the roadside as there are no proper area for parking. The start of the trail is on the right.

 

TRAIL

The trail up Bukit Berekeh involves walking through plantations (for the most part) and can get confusing because there are multiple diversion. The way up Bukit Berekeh is loosely marked by trail tape markers. Do keep a consistently lookout for them. Fortunately, the trail up Bukit Berekeh summit is mapped on Google Maps and can be relied on to reference.

The terrain of Bukit Berekeh trail is mainly sandy with certain parts rocky (small rocks). The entire trail has got no shade and therefore popularly visited as a morning or evening hike. From the trail head to summit, the climb is about 2.8 km long and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. The first 1km is easier with gentle slopes and incline. After the first km onwards till summit, the climb get increasing steep. The last part just before reaching the first summit involves going up a slope using ropes. The trail start at about 70m in height and descend to about 66 meters before climbing constantly to the summit at 454 meters tall.

 

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Time
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Height
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Distance
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Lat
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Long
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Description
 START71m0 km4.997746101.144981 
11 min80m0.1km4.99686101.14496Turn Left
24 mins104m1.3km4.993101101.149026Turn Right
35 mins116m1.4km4.992254101.149392Turn Left
49 mins162m1.7km4.990841101.150689Turn Right
510 mins188m1.9km4.989441101.150333Turn Left
63 mins198m1.95km4.989204101.150561Turn Right
10 mins242m2.2km4.988958101.149622Turn Left
820 mins307m2.45km4.987794101.150396Up the Steep Forest Route
 End454m2.8km4.982232101.146742Summit

 

 

COST

Nil. No permits or fees required. 

 

CONTACT

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OTHERS

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