Nestled between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur is Bukit Gasing Forest Park, one of the few “green lungs” of Petaling Jaya that is hugely popular among hiking enthusiasts.
There are no fees for hiking here, but as always, the rules of nature apply – “take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints”.
There are two entrances to the park: The one that is commonly known as the main entrance has an arch and is located in Petaling Jaya, while the “back entrance” is on the KL side. This makes the place easily accessible from both states.
You can park your vehicle at the entrance and along the road of the residential areas.
It is quite easy to get to the main entrance by car or bike if you live anywhere within the Klang Valley. Get a Grab car or Uber to the place if you’re not driving, or even a taxi.
However, do take note that it could be a little difficult to flag down a cab from the park to get to your next destination.
If you’re using Waze or Google Maps to drive there, look for “Hutan Pendidikan Bukit Gasing”. The GPS coordinates are: 3.095138, 101.656131 (google maps)
There are many hiking trails to choose from. They range from easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. Each trail takes one to two hours to complete. The trails lead to a suspension bridge, watch tower, and Hindu temple. A river runs through the forest and you can trek using it as your path.
No fee and no permit to hike is required
Info sourced from thestar newspaper.
Contributed by Jaja Labuan