***ALL NIGHT HIKES ARE OPEN FOR KLH REGULARS ONLY. DO NOT CLICK "RSVP Yes" IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST HIKE WITH US. To qualify for a night hike, you have to first join us for one of the day hikes/weekend hikes.***
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If possible, we will have two groups. One for the trail runners, if someone steps up to lead them, and one for the hikers.
Kota Damansara Community Forest (KDCF) is a remnant of the lowland dipterocarp forest that once cloaked Selangor. It covers just over 800 acres and is a previous refuge for flora and fauna and a much needed green lung for the urban population of the Klang Valley.
So if you can't wait until Saturday or Sunday to stretch the legs, let's go for a night hike at Kota Damansara Community Forest.
We hike at a decent pace. We don't want to make it too late. We might do sections of the Scouts, Temuan and Sahabat trails. Those wanting some variety can extend slightly by adding Petaling trail.
Keep in mind that we start at 08:30pm sharp at the trailhead. No time for waiting and NO Start Ahead of Time... :)
The finishing time will depend on your own pace but usually all participants reach the car park again between 10:00pm and 11:00pm.
Please only RSVP if you have the intention of coming. Otherwise the sword of No Show is hanging above your head...
The trail is clear, but there are some junctions, so pay attention!
There will be paper trail markers at the junctions but keep in mind that the sweeper will remove the markers in accordance with our hiking philosophy.
We will make sure that everybody is out of the jungle before we leave the venue.
We would want every participant to register. So there will be no more guests allowed. It appears to be that most of the guests are not properly briefed by their host before the hike, are ill-equipped and for most of them their particulars are not submitted before the hike. Too messy.... So please ask your guests to register as a member and then they can RSVP Yes. They can cancel their membership after the hike if they want to.
Lately participants create real messy situations by late or even not registering. From now on we will close the RSVP for the night hikes on the event day at 6:00pm
If you're not sure you can make it on time, don't hesitate to RSVP Yes, latest by 6:00pm on the event day. You can still (and have to) change your status to Not Going before 8:30pm on the event day if you can't make it. At least you will be on the attendance list, which will not be the case if you RSVP Yes at 8:25pm...
Participation free of charge for:
* KL Hiking Meetup members who are listed as Going on the event page
Participation fee of RM20 for:
* KL Hiking Meetup members who are NOT listed as Going on the event page:
Participation fees will be collected in cash on the event day.
Penalty of RM20 for:
* not signing in/collecting participation card
* not signing out/returning participation card
* lost, bent or damaged participation card
For penalties: Nix will contact you with further instructions.
We truly regret that we have to implement these financial measures in order to have more chance that participants will have the discipline to adhere to the few rules that we impose for their own safety.
Besides the classical hiking tips, please note the following:
• wear shoes with profile (a pattern on the soles to prevent slipping and gliding).
• rain gear is recommended
• leech protection is not necessary
• bring your personal first aid kit
• bring a headlamp and a whistle - otherwise NO hike!
• normally you don't need anything to eat, but bring at least 1 liter of drinks
• please be responsible and don't litter – be sure not to leave any rubbish along the track
• please note that NO MATTER the weather conditions, the hike will take place
Those who drive:
(Option 1 – Coming from the NKVE)
Exit the toll at Kota Damansara >> stay right and make the first right at the traffic lights >> follow the road as it curves along >> you will eventually come to another set of traffic lights at a T junction (the yellow mosque will be on your right) >> turn left >> stay right and then turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights which direct you to Section 10 >> follow the road as it curves along >> you will pass a lake on your right and a condo on your left >> park along the street opposite the Sec 10 secondary school.
(Option 2 – Also coming from the NKVE – Persiaran Surian option)
Exit the toll at Kota Damansara >> follow the road straight and up the ramp as it curves right >> keep going straight past the McDonalds and petrol stations >> pass the next set of traffic lights and at the end of Persiaran Surian >> turn right at the lights onto Persiaran Mahogani >> the turn off to Section 10 will be immediately on your left >> follow the road as it curves along >> you will pass a lake on your right and a condo on your left >> park along the street opposite the Sec 10 secondary school.
Important: You are attending the hikes/runs at your own risk. The organizer, co-organizers or event host will try his/her best to assist and guide, but is in no way responsible, liable or accountable for any damage, personal injuries, etc. By clicking RSVP “Yes” for an event and/or signing the attendance list and/or making a payment, it is deemed that you have read, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of the disclaimer which can be found here: Disclaimer