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The pandemic has certainly sparked plenty of interest in many activities – most notably in hiking. If you’ve already read our previous article about hiking for beginners, we had tips on how to get started. Now, for the true enthusiasts, we’ve got you covered with the top recommendations for every difficulty level.

This list has been compiled based on a collection of trail reviews from hikers submitted to AllTrails.com.

We’ve categorized the hiking trails according to their levels of difficulty. 

 

Easy (Level 1 to 2)

Targeted Hikers: Casual hikers who are in for the view and nature.

Bukit Sarang Helang: Estimated 3.9 kilometer loop trail with a duration time of 1 hour and 20 minutes, and an elevation gain of 155 meters. It features a lake, two rest stops, and lovely jungle scenery. There is a steep incline before reaching the destination and is recommended for beginners to take their time to overcome it.

Bukit Sipatir: Estimated 5.6 kilometer loop trail with a duration time of 1 hour and 50 minutes, and an elevation gain of 190 meters. It features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is fairly flat with moderate inclines and its trails are easy to follow. Great view at its summit and have many convenient rest stops.

Moderate (Level 3 to 4)

Targeted Hikers: Regular hikers who love a challenge and to be drenched in the sweat of success.

Bukit Dadap: Estimated 4.7 kilometer loop trail with a duration time of 1 hour and 10 minutes, and an elevation gain of 176 meters. It features a great tropical flora setting, natural pools, and vibrant wildlife.

Bukit Markuching: Estimated 7.7 kilometer point-to-point trail with a duration time of 2 hours and 42 minutes, and an elevation gain of 344 meters. It features steep inclines, vibrant wildlife, and overgrown tracks. Since the trail is point-to-point, it is recommended to bring extra transport, unless you plan to backtrack.

Hard (Level 5 to 6)

Targeted Hikers: Adventurous thrill-seekers who can bear half-a-day’s worth of hiking.

Bukit Shabandar: Estimated 7.6 kilometer loop trail with a duration time of 2 hours and 31 minutes, and an elevation gain of 281 meters. It is considered a difficult trail for its distance and elevations, and different terrains.

Recommended preparations:

  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Food and water
  • Waterproof bag

Bukit Teraja: Estimated 7.4 kilometer out and back trail with a duration time of 2 hours and 51 minutes, and an elevation gain of 509 meters. Bukit Teraja is considered one of the most difficult trails for its dense jungle terrain. It is recommended to hire a guide from the Iban Longhouse which is conveniently located at the entrance of the trail itself. Those looking for a true jungle experience, Teraja features waterfalls, streams, and vibrant wildlife. 

Recommended preparations:

  • Long pants
  • Hat
  • Long sleeve compression shirt
  • Hiking shoes
  • Thick long sock
  • Bug spray
  • Food and water
  • Waterproof bag

Now, get out there and explore!

Top tip: Be conscious of your fitness level before trying out new trails And remember to not push yourself beyond your limits. Be sure to leave a comment if we’ve missed on anything!

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