Tips and Tricks: Hiking Lepoh Waterfall, Hulu Langat

If you’re a hiking enthusiast as I am then you will seriously enjoy hiking to Lepoh Waterfall in Hulu Langat! The trail is situated under an hour from Bangsar/ Kuala Lumpur and the journey to the cooling stream is roughly 1.5 hours.

En route to Lepoh Waterfall, you will bypass differing terrain, ranging from rubber plantations to bamboo walkways to rocky inclines and more. If that sounds appealing then here’s what you need to know about:

Hiking Lepoh Waterfall, Hulu Langat

What To Waze: Asli Adventure Base Camp, Hulu Langat

Waze will lead you to a narrow road and will inform you that you have arrived but you need to keep driving upwards until you see the sign proclaiming, ‘Asli Adventure Base Camp’

Before starting your trek, you will need to pay an entrance fee (RM 2) and due to the pandemic, will need to check-in via phone or can write your name, number, and temperature manually. The person manning the booth was friendly and even insisted that I snap a photo of the major markers displayed on a board just to be safe.

Basically, you start by crossing a wooden bridge over a stream then keep right. In total, you pass three bridges (if I recall correctly) but please snap a photo, too, for reference. After walking over the designated bridges, keep hiking towards Lepoh Waterfall until you’re by a water pipe. Note that you will pass two massive water pipes. At some point, you will encounter a steep incline of branches forming makeshift steps. That means you’re nearing! Another giveaway would be spotting a crumbling house that looks like remnants of a water mill.

As mentioned, it’s a 1.5 hour hike to and fro with steep inclines so please consider those factors before embarking on a trip to Lepoh Waterfall in Hulu Langat. If you’re not much of a hiking enthusiast and more of a waterfall enthusiast then know that after crossing the aforementioned bridges, there are several streams available to relax in.

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Khalil Gibran


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