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
- 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 :
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.
Until reach to the Mossy Forest entrance just visible on the right.
We Start hike at 8.00 AM . Lets GO !
After the bridge walk there start full of mud, and green moss.
A lot of mud .
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.
Mini Irau, took 3.5hrs. we had our lunch here .
The view is really nice .
Last, we come to the peak . a lot of people , without no shield, is little hot. Saw Malaysia flag.
Shoes and hands full of mud
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 .