Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

Bukit Gasing is one of the hill that I frequently hike every weekend. This hill is situated at Jalan Gasing, 10 minutes drive from Hospital Universiti Malaya. From Federal Highway, take the exit at Jalan Gasing which you spot KWSP building at your left side, go straight and turn left when you see a kopitiam. Bukit Gasing is known as educational forest (Hutan Pendidikan) instead of conservation forest (Hutan Simpanan) and surrounded by single storey bungalow. The parking here is very limited and JPJ already redrawn the line that only one side parking is allowed. So, if you wanna hike here, please do not illegally park your vehicle as you will get summon from JPJ authority. 


Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

There are 3 routes to hike. The suspension bridge is the toughest and longest time spending trail. The distance to the suspension bridge is around 2km per way (up and down the hill).

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

So, how to go from PJ arch (entrance)? Walk straight until you see he signboard above which give you a rough idea of direction and your destination. Go left to suspension bridge and right to temple and the steel bridge.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

I believe most of the hikers are nature lovers like me. Spotted this mushrooms from second visit.


Trail 1: Suspension Bridge


Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

As you see, the trail is up and down the hill. But Bukit Gasing trail is very well maintained as compared to others. They make it properly with some wood sticks so they are like staircases. 

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

They also put on some tiles to make it flat for the hikers easier to step on it. 

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

Lastly, we arrived on the suspension bridge. It was a long journey for us.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

There is limit of persons who can pass by the suspension bridge. And one can not stay too near to another to avoid accident.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

That's just enough for one person to walk through...


Trail 2: Temple

The trail to the temple is not very well maintained as compared to trail 1. But trail 2 is shorter and less tiring. From the junction, please walk to the right . Then you will see signboard below to the temple. Both ways also lead to the same place but the right one a bit challenging.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

We are panting when we managed to hike up the first hill. We rest awhile and saw the roots and branches all over the place.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

We climbed up the staircases behind Telekom and finally we managed to get to the Indian temple. But the entrance towards the temple is blocked. We could not visit the temple. Well, we still managed to catch a glimpse of the KL/PJ view from here.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

Trail 3: Steel Bridge

Trail 3 is also easy and suitable for beginners. Follow the signboard which leads you to Taman Rimba. Steel bridge is at the Taman Rimba park.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

We spotted the big mushroom on our way to the park.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

Pass through the Muslim cemetery and lastly we reached the Taman Rimba.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

From here, one need to walk through the field to the opposite site to get to the steel bridge.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

The concrete steel bridge ~ some called it suspension bridge too. To avoid the confusion, I called it steel bridge.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

The structure is much more solid and rigid compared with the suspension bridge.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

Another side of the Taman Rimba park, we saw parents with kids having fun at the stream.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

We decided to get back to the PJ arch through another exit to explore more. It leads us to this abandoned house in the Bukit Gasing jungle. We were not sure if we were going to the right direction until we met a Chinese family with 2 kids which guided us back to the exit way. The exit way is at the side of the pond which is not obvious.

Hiking @ Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Trail Guide)

 So, we came out from the trail which links to suspension bridge (trail 1). Thus, if you wanna go to the Taman Rimba (Steel Bridge), go to the trail just opposite the Labah-labah signboard (alternate route), it just leads you to the Taman Rimba there.

Good luck for you hiking journey!

Take note:
  • Free entrance
  • Parking is limited, car pool is encouraged!
  • Don't take the risk for parking illegally at yellow line, as the authority comes frequently on Saturday and Sunday twice in the morning to give summon.


Comments

  1. Good to enjoy the nature once a while. Hiking is a good way to get close to nature and same time, good to sweat and do some work out.

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  2. Sounds like a great workout. Have a great week.

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  3. Awesome place for take some exercise there.

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