Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

Ketumbar Hill is famed among all KL Selangor hikers for the sight of the wild boars along the trail. At first, we went to the wrong entrance as Waze led us to Ketumbar Height Condominium instead of the hill entrance. Thanks to the security guard at KHC who told us that the entrance is at the back of the condo. 

Ketumbar Hill is 300m above sea level, roughly 100 stories with each floor 3m high. From my experience, I would consider this as one of the easier hills to hike especially for beginners. 

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

There is a google map update for the Earth view of Ketumbar Hill. I think the hill's geographical look is useful, which you can define from the fine lines if the trail is steeper compared with others.  


Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

That's what we learnt during Geography class in Form 2/3. It's called a topographic map which makes use of contour lines to depict elevations above sea level. Those CLOSE contour lines mean STEEP terrain and OPEN contour lines mean FLAT terrain.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

10.15am

We reached a bit late and thus we were lucky to have an empty parking slot since some of the hikers already left. The parking is very limited as the trail is next to several blocks of low-cost apartment without a proper car parking slot in the compound. Thus, residents would also park their cars outside the building and occupied quite a number of parking slot at the roadside.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

You can park a distance away which is free or you could choose to park at the paid parking which is closer to the entrance.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

I could tell this place is well-maintained. At least I don't see any rubbish along the trail. There is a Chinese's God Natuk Gong placed at the entrance.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

10.24 am

Photo with the old tree at Road 9 trail

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

10.30 am

There is a small stream near the entrance.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

10.35am

I chose to hike for Road 9 trail which I saw a lot of people going this way too. As I'm the first-timer here, it is best to follow the crowd to avoid getting lost.

I saw an uncle can talk on the phone with his friends while hiking up the steep terrain without panting. I was totally in awe.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

10.49am

Maybe I ate too much which I vomited when I stopped for a rest. 

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.08am

Near to the hilltop, there is a bench donated by the hikers. I think the bench is there because it is one of the good spots for KL view.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

Continue our journey after 5 minutes rest at the bench

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.20am

Someone told us that's the hilltop when we came. It was a T-junction. Luckily we asked a passerby which way led to the jungle gym, if not we might just go all the way descending the hill without knowing it.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.25am

From 10.15 - 11.20am, it's about 1.05 hr to the hilltop (in a slow pace with stops for photo-taking). We did not spot any wild boars unfortunately during our visit but we spotted a frog jumping on the ground.


Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

I could say the frog was well camouflaged in those dried leaves and tree branches.


Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

There were 4-5 dogs around at the hilltop. To my surprise, all were sleeping at that time.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.34am

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.36am

This jungle gym is fun with all the exercise equipment made by the community there.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

Doing weight-lifting in the middle of a jungle

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

Training arm muscle

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.47am

Stretching our body / correcting our body posture

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.56am

After half an hour, we decided to descend for our lunch.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

11.58am

We went home with another trail which I could say it's much easier than the one we came up with.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

12.09pm

There were improper staircases built up along the trail (just for a short distance).

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

12.10pm

This trail is less steep and wider which is good when you want to give way to others behind you to pass through you.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

12.13pm

To our surprise, there is another jungle gym with seats and swings.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

KL view from the swing

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking



Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

12.36pm

We spent 40 min to come down. I guess we could do it faster next time as my toes were painful during descending.

Trail Guide to Ketumbar Hill Hiking

12.41pm

Passing through the Natuk Gong, turning right, there is a public toilet that one could use for free. The water from the pump is actually water from the hill. Now it's Movement Control Order 3.0 which we could not go for hiking and perhaps when this over, we could come again for the second hike. Pray for our luck to be able to see the wild boars there next time.

 

Comments

  1. Good to get away from the city and enjoy the nature. I miss outdoors, long time did not go hiking with family.

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  2. Looks like a fun trail to visit. Have a great week.

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  3. I love the photos! The trail looks amazing.
    Thank you for sharing this journey
    Laila
    www.lailanblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. i don't actually think you'd want to come into any close contact with wild boars—they're dangerous(!!) thanks so much for sharing this. sorry to read that you got sick, though.

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