Staying at Belakong, I would never imagine myself hiking at Sri Bintang Hill, Kepong. It was introduced by my friend who wanted to sweat out so we decided to give it a try since it is still CMCO and we are afraid of hitting the gym, especially in an enclosed space.
Parking was fairly easy as there are lots of parking spaces along the road. (Just make sure you are not blocking anyone’s main entrance as it is a residential area) The whole hike to the peak took us about 15 mins – 20 mins. It covers a distance of 3.3 kilometers. Even though this trail is far easier compared to the trails I’ve hiked before, it still makes a good workout as there are three peaks in total (150 meters along the route).
After a short walk from the entrance, we find ourselves at a fork choosing between the left or right trail. Both trails connect at a higher point so do not worry about choosing the wrong trail. The left trail is somehow muddier and steeper while the right trail has stairs for you to climb. The first thing that came into my mind is to choose the left trail because it seems like a road less taken and that makes me want to challenge myself! Well, they both still gives you an equal workout!
Once we reached the top of the hill, there was an improvised outdoor gym with “self-made” equipment for those who still have the energy to burn. If you have good stamina, try to take the rope down and explore the land. However, be careful as it is pretty dangerous if you are not born in the year of Monkey (just joking!!) There is no one there to help you, so make sure you have a buddy to watch out for you as you climb down. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to hike the other peak because one of our friend’s sandal was broken. (Why did he hike with sandals? LOL)
It was an amazing hiking experience for me, especially I am always home during the CMCO period. There are many things that we are not allowed to do during this period, but I believe we can always be with nature as long as we follow the SOP. It is also good for our mind and body to relax and not feel locked down/demotivated. So, get your ass out and explore!
Dogs are allowed during the hikes!
What to Bring: water bottle, snacks, insect repellent, hiking shoes, cap, sticks, sunblock and camera.
Address: Jalan Seri Bintang 8 (also called Jalan 11/36), Taman Sri Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 52100, Malaysia
Distance: 3.5 kilometres
Duration: 1.5 hours (two ways)
Entrance fee: Free