I’ve been to Bukit Kiara many times but mostly took the nicely paved gravel road walking track from Changkat Abang Haji Openg road, not because I prefer it but because I couldn’t figure out the dirt tracks. I find the track confusing as there’s no signage. And the maps that I find online are not of much help either.
At the end of 2018, I tried exploring the dirt trail. It started off pretty promising. I hiked past some beautiful nurseries and matured trees. I loved it. But I called it a day before we found The Peak because of wardrobe malfunction.
At the end of 2019, I was reminded of my unfinished quest at Bukit Kiara and decided to go explore the dirt trails again in hope of figuring out the trails and finding The Peak. Spoiler alert: I failed again. This time, there was no wardrobe malfunction. I somehow just exited the trail as I followed the trail I was on. 😅
I couldn’t trace back the trail to the beautiful nurseries I saw a year earlier. In fact, I couldn’t recognize any of the trail I took. Perhaps I shouldn’t re-explore a year apart. 😅
Anyway, let’s at least journal my exploration this time with the hope that I’d recognize the trail better the next time. And hopefully find my way to the nurseries again, and finally find The Peak.
I started the trail on the left, right before the guard house. From there, I always kept to my right whenever I arrive at forks that go different ways.
We decided to continue walking further on the gravel road, in hope to find another opening back to the dirt track. I kinda regret that decision because walking on such even and hard road in my kampung Adidas was a pain… The rubber shoes are great for dirt tracks but the lack of cushion, plus the fact that my shoe sole was spiky, really hurt my feet.
As the 2nd dirt track that we saw seemed to be under some roadworks, we decided to continue following the gravel walking track and called it a day when we completed the loop back to the guard house.
Is anyone familiar with the trails at Bukit Kiara? I’m more than happy to get some tips on navigating the hiking trail there.
Even though I haven’t explore the trail properly yet, I’d rate the trail as moderately difficult (for noob hill level), simply because of that one stretch of climb. I was so afraid I’d faint as I was hiking up that trail. It didn’t really pass my “faint test”? 😂 So if you’re totally not fit (like me), don’t explore this trail first.