It’s the school holidays and the Jungle Babes (with cubs in tow) decided to try a new hiking trail. We found the Kota Damasara Community Forest which is a lovely, family friendly, hiking trail that was largely undulating and very well marked. Most intersections had maps posted and there were signs and clear markings all the way along the trail.
Before entering the reserve, you are required to sign in. I thought this was a nice extra precaution to ensure that no one goes missing. There is plenty of road side parking but there is a school opposite the entrance to the reserve so it is pretty packed when school is in session. There is also a toilet located at the trail head.
There are monkeys in the area so please be careful.
For our first venture into this forest reserve, we entered at Section 10 and took the following path:
- Scout’s Trail – top
- Temuan – bottom
- Sahabat – bottom
- Denai Tiga Puteri to the peak
For the return journey, we back tracked to the start. We were initially planning to return on the lower Scout’s trail but the last stretch to the peak – Denai Tiga Puteri – turned out to be more challenging than we expected and some of the kids were tired. The incline at Denai Tiga Puteri was reminiscent to those you might find at Bukit Gasing, but that was the only real challenging section we encountered.
The view from the peak:
The following stats from the hike are slightly inaccurate since I had to back track a little a couple of times to make sure all our hikers were doing ok. In all, I think it was about 7 to 8 clicks, give or take, and it took us about 2.5 to 3 hours at a fairly leisurely pace.
Will we be back? I definitely would like to check out the rest of the trail.