Gunung Pulai

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SUMMARY

Gunung Pulai is a mountain 654 meters tall located in Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. It is a popular hiking spot for the locals and Singaporean due to it proximity and easy access.  The summit of Gunung Pulai houses two communication towers and is guarded by the military. It is off-access to the public.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Gunung Pulai is located at Kampung Sri Gunung Pulai, about 12km south-west of Kulai town, or 19km north west from Johor Bahru central. The trail head of Gunung Pulai (a gate) is located about 30-50 meters on the road from the car park at approximately GPS 1.590354, 103.517270 (maps).

From the north south highway, take the Exit 252 – Kulaijaya toward Kulaijaya/Kota Tinggi. After exiting the toll, immediately lookout for the signboard for direction to Gunung Pulai – it should direct you to take a right turn immediately. You will be on the road name Jalan Sawah heading south-west. Continue on this route for about 9.3km and at approximately GPS: 1.592808, 103.510175 (maps), turn left into Jln TM Gn Pulai.  Continue straight on the road till you reach the carpark /trailhead.

Parking is charged at RM2 for cars, and RM0.50 for motorcycles. As it gets crowded during the weekends, the car park gets full quickly and vehicles are parked by the roadside for free. Take note not to obstruct traffic while parking by the roadside.

 

TRAIL

The trail head of Gunung Pulai (a gate) is on the main road, about 30-50 meters from the car park. The gates are usually lock to restrict vehicle access. Hikers can bypass the gate on the left.

There are two trails leading to the summit for Gunung Pulai. The main road trail and the jungle trail. The main road trail is 5km long on the tarmac road and gets steeper nearing the summit. The jungle trail which is about 3.14km long, split away and mergers back at 1km and 3.9km of the main road respectively.

 

By Jungle Trail

Time (approx) 

Height (m) Lat (deg)Long (deg) Description
 START 60 1.59021103.5175  Starting point near carpark. Head toward the Gate
 15 mins 128 1.59183 103.524 Split Road. Left side goes to a waterfall. Right to continue via road / jungle trail
 3 mins 156 1.59035 103.5254 Sign “Hutan Pelajaran”. Turn right to go Jungle Trail.
 10 mins 250 1.59000 103.5272 Flat ground. Suitable place for a rest. 
 65 mins 500 1.58978 103.5397 Big rocks. Rest area with benches.
 45 mins 562 1.59737 103.5451 Jungle trail ends. Merge back to road. Continue going up to summit.
 10 mins 612 1.60029 103.5469 Turn right to see the view.
 5 mins 640 1.60200 103.5465 The “summit”, highest walk to walk to. The further area is protected by the military.

 

By Road:

Time (approx)Height (m) Distance (km)Lat (deg) Long (deg) Description 
 START 60  1.59021 103.5175Starting point near carpark. Head toward the Gate
 15 mins 128  1.59183 103.524Split Road. Left side goes to a waterfall. Right to continue via road / jungle trail
 3 mins 156  1.59035 103.5254Sign “Hutan Pelajaran”. Stay on road.
 15 mins 210 1.50km 1.59212 103.52861.50km Marker
 15 mins 277  1.59218 103.5351Brick wall on the left side of the road. Behind the wall is a small pond.
 10 mins 360  1.59344 103.5389Rest area with wooden benches.
 10 mins 450 3.73km 1.59699 103.5421Brick wall on the left side of the road.
 40 mins 612  1.60029 103.5469Turn right to see the view.
 5 mins 640  1.60200 103.5465The “summit”, highest walk to walk to. The further area is protected by the military.

 

COST

No parking fee or entrance fee is required. 

Parking is charged at RM2 for cars, and RM0.50 for motorcycles.

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