Fraser’s Hill, or Bukit Fraser, sits majestically among the clouds at 1,200m and was “discovered” in the 1890s by a Scottish prospector, James Fraser, searching for minerals. Years later, Fraser went missing from the tin ore mine he established on the hill, and it wasn’t until a search party was dispatched in 1917 that the British colonial authorities saw the full potential of the area. Fraser was never found but they realized they’d come across the perfect location to escape from the tropical heat of lowland Malaya. Little did the Brits know when they painstakingly cut the road through the jungle and forest to the hilltop that they’d created an outer that would one day be regarded as a pilgrimage for cyclists.
Kuala Kubu > Head southeast on Jalan Bukit Kerajaan (100 m) > Route 55 (31.3 km) > Jalan Gap-Bukit Fraser/Route 56 (7.7 km) > Jalan Gap-Bukit Fraser (500 m) Fraser Hill Clock Tower > Jalan Lady Maxwell/Route 422 (600 m) > Jalan Lady Maxwell (11 m) Distance Approx .42km
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The Kepong Metropolitan Park has a massive loop of approximately 3.3km which is consistently flat and hill parts. There’s a cycling track which parallels with jogging track. You should also be careful when you runner on the bike track; not only runner use it but also an absent-minded runner. The light, medium Cycling trails are indicated in the map for reference;
Located 1000m from our shop Foresttrek Cycle Centre
The Bukit Kiara trails was mainly a rubber plantation many decades ago. Now that it is no longer in operation, it has been the primary green lung area near the heart of KL city. There used to be some existing paths carved out by illegal rubber tappers, but now they are mainly used by mountain bikers and hikers.
With more than 30km of trails running in and around Bukit Kiara, it is definitely a mountain bikers paradise, though most of the trails are considered more on the technical side and may not be entirely suitable for complete beginners.
The trails of Bukit Kiara feels untamed, unmarked, and raw. With mother nature making roughing it up during the hard rain seasons –plenty of erosion and heavy pours – it springs us a surprise once in a while with fallen trees and rocks, and sometimes the occasional glimpse of its monkey tenants – this place is a natural wonderland for all that enter.
The trails here are not as systematically organized as the ones in other developed countries in terms of directional signage. The many trails are accessible to all, therefore it is easy to lose your way where the trails have no signage. We do recommend using GPS devices and the TrailForx app, or speak to the many locals who frequent this place for guides. Weather can be unpredictable with heavy rains making roots and mud very slippery, so ride with caution.
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has approved some alternative bicycle trails identified by the
FRIM MTB Team for mountain bikers to use in its campus in Kepong.
The trails were proposed following the FRIM management’s decision to prohibit mountain bikers from using the 2.7 km FRIM Rover Trail, from Masjid Jamek up to Bukit Kepong and ending along Jalan Symington near the FRIM-MNS-Shell Nature Education Centre (NEC) The light bike trails are indicated in the map for reference;
Located 500 m from our shop Foresttrek Cycle Centre.