What we're about

The Kuala Lumpur Hiking and Trail Running Meetup Group is established with the purpose of finding like minded individuals who enjoy going out for the purpose of getting/staying fit and enjoying nature. This group was not so much about the activity being a social gathering, but about getting some serious exercise on a regular basis.

Although the initial plan was to organise interesting hikes in hilly terrain that will take up to a full day within two hours drive from the centre of Kuala Lumpur, our hikers are now expanding their views. New hiking venues, in other states and even other countries, are now presented and explored.

Meetup KL Hiking is organising events for all levels of hikers, from sheer beginners to experienced trailblazers. It is highly recommended to read the write-up very carefully and to understand the rating of a hike (https://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Hiking_rates_%28revised_1st_May_2013%29/).

The rating system allows you to judge whether or not this hike will be too difficult for you.

Generally I'll do a survey hike before scheduling an event, so I know what to expect for the hikes which are organised. During the hike I focus very much on group dynamics, and it's a rule of thumb that nobody will be left behind. We're all links in the hiking chain and nobody is more or less important than anybody else... For every hike, I will be the last one to leave the venue in order to be sure that everybody made it out safely. Creating an adventurous but most of all a safe hiking experience is my goal.

For every event you will find specific instructions in the write-up. Every event has a MUST READ link to a Knowledge Base. Pay special attention to the topic "What is the procedure for this event...?"

There are some basic elements:

wear shoes with profile (a pattern on the soles to prevent slipping and gliding); adidas kampung is good to start with...
wear suitable and comfortable clothing (will get dirty...)
bring appropriate shoes for river crossings, if any
carry a proper backpack
rain gear is recommended
pack your valuables in plastic bags (mobile phone, camera, etc)
be prepared for the unexpected (first aid kit, whistle, emergency blanket, headlamp, gps,...)
leave a towel and some dry clothes in the car
bring something warm to wear at the top if your hike is a climb
a pair of gloves doesn't weigh that much (thorns, roots, trees, mud)
if you are comfortable using a walking stick, bring it along
bring enough snacks (carbohydrates) and drinks; 0.5 litre for each hour hike is normal
mosquito repellent and leech protection is recommended
please be responsible and don't litter – be sure not to leave any rubbish along the track

It should not be necessary to highlight certain common sense behaviour, but I do it anyway in order to avoid any misunderstandings:

All participants will respect each other's background, religion, race, complexion, etc and will try their utmost not to offend anyone with their behaviour. This would include bringing alcoholic drinks to the events and taking showers on public roads.

Although English is not the mother tongue for almost all members, I'm sure we all can refrain from using insulting words and expressions.

While hiking we respect the nature surrounding us, as we are the “intruders”; the jungle doesn't belong to us. We will bring back any drinking bottles/food wrappers we used along the way. In short "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures". In this philosophy the sweeper will remove the paper markers which we lay for participants to follow.

The Meetup website is publicly accessible. So don't post any phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the comment sections. We only mention mobile phone numbers on the carpooling list, which can only be accessed by the participants of a particular hike. The same goes for the carpooling link. Let's keep it private as we don't want anybody else than our hikers to make alterations to the list, do we?

This group has no commercial agenda. There will be neither membership fees nor fees to join an event. Entrance or permit fees to enter certain venues will be specified in the write-up of the event and are to be paid individually to the respective authorities. Expenses for events that come with a price tag like camping trips, coach travel, hikes abroad, etc. will be shared by the participants for that particular event.

If an event host is asking you to answer some questions during the confirmation process, please do so. And be sure you answer them completely. This will make the pre-organisation of a hike smoother.

Normally, for every event carpooling is recommended. If there's a carpooling list, passengers have to look for and contact a driver in their neighbourhood to make the necessary arrangements; not the other way around! Carpooling is by no means taxi service... Carpooling fees are settled directly between driver and passenger.

If you're interested to participate for an event, you click RSVP Yes on the event page(s) of your choice. Although every event page contains a link to a registration form (https://form.jotformpro.com/71381607577968), only the very first time you participate you have to fill in this form. For most other events it will be sufficient to RSVP Yes, unless specified otherwise. If there are any changes in your particulars, kindly submit the Update form (https://form.jotformpro.com/71381889577980).

If you RSVP "Yes" you make a commitment. Do realise that! You are expected to show up for the event and to show up on time. We pay attention to hikers who simply don't show up for an event. Serial no show offenders will be removed as a member.

There will be no waiting for people who are late at the specified meetup location. If you change your mind about attending, or you are unable to participate, you are expected to change your RSVP status before the event, otherwise it will result in a no show on your profile.

Before an event starts you will receive a laminated card with a number. Your name is listed with that number. After the hike you will return the card at the designated place so the event host knows that you returned safely to the car park. Do NOT forget to return your card.

Although there are no fees, there will be a penalty of RM20 however in the following cases:

If you join an event and are not a KL Hiking member
If you didn't submit the registration form prior to your first participation
If you forget to sign in/sign out on the event day - which is actually done with the numbered card.
If you are being listed as a Now Show for three events

You are attending the hikes/runs at your own risk. The 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, death, 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 (https://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Disclaimer)

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Bukit Serdang - IBP 30

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MUST READ -

(NEWBIES) Have you submitted the KLH one-time Membership Form...? If not, do so by clicking here.
(REGULARS) Is your info outdated...? If so, submit the Update Form by clicking here.

DO NOT click 'Attending' or do not join this event without reading, understanding and accepting the content of the Knowledge Base.

Bukit Serdang, situated in Seri Kembangan, is a less-known hill. It mainly serves the need of locals hikers. It's also a perfect sunrise hike for newbies and less fit hikers, as it only takes 15mins to reach the lookout point.

The actual hiking area is quite small, boxed in by development and encroachment. With the highest point at less than 170m, this is an easy trail, suitable for hiking newbies. This trail is also suited for trail-running as it has easy terrain, and the slopes are mild.

For this hike, our route will take us over a metal bridge at the trailhead, pass some hilltop gardens and a stretch of sunrise lookout points, to a small peak overlooking MEX Highway, down to a pond and through a floating hut, and pass the once-viraled mushroom which is now sadly passed its prime. There are short stretches with little or no cover, but the sun should not be a major issue on this hike as we are starting early in the morning.

There is also a small stall near the trailhead run by local farmers selling fresh fruits. Bring some cash if you want to enjoy the highly recommended ice-cold fruity drinks, which are all natural and home-made.

We will avoid using the main carpark next to the trailhead, as the it can be extremely crowded in the morning, and access road is in pretty bad condition. We will instead park a slight distance away, which will make the total loop about 7km. Total elevation gain is less than 300m, so overall it is an easy hike.

Bukit Kutu via Kg Pertak - Rating IBP 86 (Closed)

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$4.49

MUST READ -

(NEWBIES) Have you submitted the KLH one-time Membership Form...? If not, do so by clicking here.
(REGULARS) Is your info outdated...? If so, submit the Update Form by clicking here.
DO NOT click 'RSVP' or do not join this event without reading, understanding and accepting the content of the Knowledge Base.

This is a hike for which a Forestry permit has to be paid and we are opening to the first 50 hikers who will make the online payment. We will accept payments until 07/08/2022 - 11:59pm. CLICK ME FOR PAYMENT!
Once you have made the payment, then only we will move your name to the 'Going' list. Participation will be confirmed on a first pay/first serve basis.

Bukit Kutu, located near Kuala Kubu Bharu and the Selangor dam, is a jewel amongst the mountains of the Titiwangsa range. It offers hikers a magnificent 360 degrees panoramic view at an altitude of almost 1,100 metres.

But in order to reach the top, we have to climb more than 800 meters in less than six(6) kilometres. This challenging hike has it all: moderate to steep sections, knee deep river wading, fallen trees and bamboo, even a tiny bit of rock climbing...This hike is also perfectly for those planning to climb the Mt Kinabalu to test on their fitness level :)

For this hike we need some of your personal details. If you haven't submitted a Membership Form before, you have to do so this time.

Also the explanation of the rating can be found in the Knowledge Base sub General - How to understand the rating system...?

It is compulsory that you respect physical distancing and the SOPs in place.

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Cameron Highlands-Gunung Berembun IBP 66 -Gunung Siku IBP 70 - 2D/2N(28pax only)

MUST READ - KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR THIS EVENT - Scan the QR code or use this link

Don't click 'Attending' or do not join this event without reading, understanding and accepting the content of the Knowledge Base.

IMPORTANT: Limited slots available - We have to limit this event to 35 hikers. We accept bookings on a first pay, first serve basis.
Do note that Forestry Pahang does not allow any changes hence there is no refund or replacement policy.

Once again a weekend in the cool air of Cameron Highlands. This time we will immerse in a 'Lord of the Rings' feeling in some mossy forest.

Check-in on Friday afternoon/evening and overnight stay in dormitory style.

On Saturday morning, we will start from Tanah Rata and head towards Gunung Berembun.
During our hike to Gunung Berembum (1,840m) you will get a good idea of what Cameron Highlands has to offer. Most likely we will combine trails 4, 6 and 3 to Gunung Berembun (around 5km) and return via the Robinson waterfall to Tanah Rata, using trails 8 and 9. The total distance will be around 9km...
It's a hike with some ups and downs, so be prepared for it.

The next day will start with a 4WD drive to the trailhead of Gunung Siku (not Suku...!).
Gunung Siku is a mountain in Cameron Highlands’ Blue Valley, where you can enjoy beautiful mossy forests and wild highlands orchids. Towering 1,916m above sea level, it's much easier than Gunung Irau. It's highly recommended for beginners who would like to experience picturesque mossy forests along the trail without having to venture on longer hikes. Having said that, do note that it's still an IBP 70 hike, so a good physical stamina is required.

For more details and procedure, scan the QR code or follow this link

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