Bukit Kutu Trail 2016- Bamboo forest & Giant Rock

Bukit Kutu Trail 2016- Bamboo forest & Giant Rock

On the day before Merdeka holiday, we suddenly decided to have a hike to Bukit Kutu, and then we are here!

The hill is 1053 meters tall, located kuala kubu Bharu, Selangor. I didn’t know much about Bukit Kutu before I come. Just come and explore.Here some history about Bukit Kutu (http://www.jimmychew.com/Places/Remembering-Bukit-Kutu/)

As a regular hiker, i didn’t find much tough compare to Pine tree hill. And it quite surprised me with the beautiful view along the trail.

Hike Record

  • Total Hike time : 7.37Hrs (include Rest)
  • Hike Up : 4 Hrs
  • Hike Down : 2 Hrs
  • Distance: 12.9 km Average Pace  : 13.6/km

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You can see there not much roller coaster along the hike. All the way up, like ladder.

 

Things to Prepare

  • A Hiking bag to carry stuff below
  • Food and snack
  • Isotonic Drink 1.5L, Mineral water 1.5L
  • Coffee
  • Extra sock in case your shoe is wet
  • Hiking Pole
  • Umbrella , rain coat
  • Insect repellent

The Trail Location

3.waze photoBukit Kutu located at the end of Jalan Pertak, after Kuala Kubu town. It is very convenience if you use WAZE , just search “ Gunung Kutu Parking “ , the WAZE will lead you there.  It took me 1 Hrs 30 Min from Klang.

Followed the Waze Location, I reached to the Kampung , At the end of the road you can see a Futsal Field  on the left side , just go straight , will pass through a Local guard house.

RM 1 per pax entrance fee collected. After that, continue drive further in will reach to the car park. We reached there about 8.00 am, already have a lot of car there. If you arrive late, the car park inside may fully occupied. You may need to park your car at the Futsal Field outside and walk in.

 

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Hiking Up

The trail started when you reach to the hanging bridge.  There are 2 bridges, one was broken.

6.bridge 1

There is local people sell durian beside the bridge, may be you can take a durian breakfast here. haha.

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Walk along the bridge, noticed there is a lot people camping on the side of the river. i think should be a famous camping site. After the bridge, saw a stack of Durian, and the  local villages transferring the durian by motorbike.  With muddy road condition, the biker must really skillful

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Yeah ! The condition of the second bridge!! , it was broken and the bike still can drive Through!! But it still safe to walk through, but be careful !

After 10 min, we reach a junction, we don’t know which way to go, after we asked people around. we go RIGHT.  After 5 Min, there got another junction. Go Right too.

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Then you will need to cross the river, NO bridge this time. You can step on the rock to cross or you take off your shoes and go through the river. Be careful when you step on the rock. Is very slippery.

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After the river, there villages Resting Hut on left side, Go Right to continue the Trail, very muddy road and surrounded by the bamboo forest.

There is some nice bamboo scene.

 

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Jackfruit tree. A lot of small jack fruit.

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After 45min , Here a tree that full of root. The root looks so unique on the floor.

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The last water point

23.last water point

A ruined place, the bamboo and tree topple over like after war. But we still able to crossed it . overall hike the trail slope is high, like climbing the ladder.

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After, 2 Hrs hike, we reached to Batu Tedung , a huge rock . very stunning huge rock. This is the signature landmark for Bukit Kutu.

25. tedung

26. tedung

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Another scenic view, here have a lot of thin and tall tree, behind there is Mountain View. The time we can see the cloud drift through the mountain. The cloud come close become mist . very cool !

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Some interesting stuffs captured

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A Vine climb on plant like a snake

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Finally after 4 hours with sweated like rainfall, we had reached to the peak. You can see a chimney like building behind it .

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43. peak

There a lot of hikers gather on the peak. The highest rock only accessible through ladder.The highest rock only can occupy 3-4 people. So we line up and take turn to climb up for photo. Suddenly the rain come and the mist very heavy.  We can’t see the clear view after we are on the highest location.

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Further Hike

After that we heading to the old ruin building that 10 min hike from further trial behind . the trail quite narrow. We get to follow a group of hikers along the way .

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Ruin build, very historical feel. We had simple lunch with bread and coffee before we climb down.

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Hike Down

When we going down, the rain was off and on. have to put on raincoat. There a lot of mist too .

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It take us 2 Hrs to reach to car park.

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Ya. My safety shoe condition after hike. Overall i felt good in the trail, Hiking help me relax and take some fresh air from natural . Hope you enjoy the Hike too.

 

 

Mossy Forest – Gunung Irau – Cameron Highland (27.08.16)

Mossy Forest – Gunung Irau – Cameron Highland (27.08.16)

It is very awesome to hike in chilled environment. Cool, fresh air and magnificent view.  .  Mossy Forest + Gunung Irau is one of it. The trail is full with greenish moss, green ….. and people always commented the trail like scenery of “ The Lord of The Ring”. Mysterious feel. Imagine that you are in the scene of lord of the Ring. Feel little adventure?

Mossy forest located on Cameron highland, the forest connected to Gunung Irau which is the highest mountain of Cameron highland with sea level high 2110 meter.  So our purpose also is to conquer the Gunung Irau.

The starting trail actually is from entrance of Mossy Forest at 2000 meter sea-level high. Summit is 2110 meter which 110 meter difference. But don’t underestimate this 110 meter. Is a very challenging 110 meter. The trail in “W” shape, which is need to hike up and down, not always an ascending trail. Furthermore the environment is very humid and wet. The mud is everywhere. Need be prepare for the mud, as specially prepare to dirty your new favorite shoe if any.

From the News , Mossy forest was closed by Pahang Forestry Department  for half year since end of 2015 till middle of 2016. Because of too many visitor cause the place full of rubbish and moss are getting dead.  Need some time to recover and clean up people shit.

Since last year 2015, the year we start hike, we are planning to explore Mossy forest, it closed as mentioned.  After one year- today 2016, we only able visit here after the Forest re-open for visitor . This time we need apply permit through mail to Forestry department 2 weeks before hike. It became more control.

 

Before to Mossy forest

  • Apply permit through mail
  • Need to report police at Balai Polis Brinchang
  • Be ready for the mud

 

Schedule

  • 0700- Depart from apartment
  • 0730- Report Police
  • 0800- Reach Mossy forest entrance and start Hiking
  • 1130- Mini Irau
  • 1300 – Irau Summit
  • 1500- back to car park.

Hike up : 5hrs 

Hike down : 2hrs 

 

Way to Mossy Forest :

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If you coming from Brinchang Town, after the butterfly farm on the right. Please take note on the narrow entrance on the left from the main road. The entrance got clear signature to BOh Tea Sungai Palas. The entrance also opposite to the Nova Highlands Resort.  The entrance is an ascending road. Drive carefully and slowly. The road is narrow and allow only one car pass through. Every time reach to the corner turning, need to give horn signal to aware the car from opposite. Every time drive into this road, feel the heart bit is faster. Because is quite dangerous. But, the view is magnificent with the tea plant, we like drive round the plantation area. Feel very fresh with green natural view.

About 2 km , will reach to the junction to Gunung  Irau , also on the left with signage. After the signage, need drive another 4 km to the Mossy Forrest entrance.


The roads still narrow, but still able to go through by My MyVI.  And also some broken drain to be careful.

Until reach to the Mossy Forest entrance just visible on the right.

Here we are at the entrance, park the car in front. The parking area able to park about 10-15 Cars.

 

 

Hike Up

We Start hike at 8.00 AM . Lets GO !

there have proper boardwalk at the beginning of the trial . this segment is more tourist to visit mossy forest. Little foggy 

After the bridge walk there start full of mud, and green moss.

A lot of mud . 

Becareful , have team member already stepped his shoe into mud . 
We Need some adventure, so got tree , we Climb!  Got pond, we jump!

 

We were very excited and took A lot of photo .  I had visit to Cameron highland N time , but never knew this place until I get involved in hiking activities. once love to hike, you will search list mountain to conquer.


 There got 4 people or 5people in above picture ? 


Feel like in the mysterious world. 

Mini Irau, took 3.5hrs.   we had our lunch here .

 

Go for summit!

Beautiful plant 


Some interesting stuffs 

  Hike little father in front . One area before the peak , most beautiful segment . 

The view is really nice . 

Last, we come to the peak .  a lot of people , without no shield, is little hot. Saw Malaysia flag. 

 

Picture of conquered Gunung Irau 2110 meter . 

Shoes and hands full of mud

After a rest on peak . We are going down ,the day seem foggy, look like want to rain.

 

With full speed , I use1.5hrs  to rush down to the car park. Saw a lot of cars . I am too early , then Rest and wait for other in Car.

Overall the trail is not very tough . Medium level . Special environment. Quite satisfying .