12 1 Day Treks in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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12 1 Day Treks to explore in Malaysia

One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.

Bukit TaburBukit Tabur, 53100, Selangor, Malaysia

Bukit Tabur is a ridge located in Hulu Gombak Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia. It is also known locally as Bukit Hangus, Dragon's Back and Crystal Hill. The quartz ridge is very prominent as it is part of Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and can be seen from the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2. Hikers enter the trail near Kampung Klang Gates, 50 metres from the gates of the Klang Gates Dam, at the back of Taman Melawati for a 3-4 hour climb.

Danum Valley Conservation AreaLahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

A 438 square kilometers tract of relatively undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest. It has an extensive diversity of tropical flora and fauna, including the rare East Sumatran rhinoceros, Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species.

Gaya IslandGaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Gaya is the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and is covered with dense tropical forest. Several ridges rise more than 600 feet (180 m), peaking at 1,000 feet (300 m), along the backbone of Gaya Island.

Gunung LambakGunung Lambak, Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Mount Lambak is a small mountain in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. The summit is 510 m above sea level. It has been developed as a recreational and tourist attraction called Mount Lambak Recreational Forest. Pathways and wooden bridges make it relatively easy to climb to the summit, and a picnic spot at the base of the mountain has car parking, benches, a small children's playground and toilets.

Kenyir LakeKenyir Lake, Terengganu, Malaysia

Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, spanning 260,000 hectares. It is also Malaysia's largest rock-filled hydroelectric dam. The lake is surrounded by a vast tropical jungle, the lake area is a popular spot for angling, boating, canoeing, jungle- trekking, 4WD driving and golfing.

Manukan IslandManukan Island, Malaysia

Out of the five islands making up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Manukan Island is the most popular island and features the most developed tourist facilities. It is covered in dense vegetation and has hiking trails.

Mossy Forest39000, Perak, Malaysia

Low-level clouds in the sky blanket the Mossy Forest with constant wind and moisture creating an ideal biotope for moss, ferns, lichen, and orchids.

Mount BelumutMount Belumut, Gunung Belumut Recreational Forest, Johor, Malaysia

Mount Belumut, standing at 1,010 metres, is a mountain located in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. For the average climber, the climb to the summit takes four to six hours and the return to the foot takes three to four hours.   it's about half-an-hour's trek to the summit. A huge boulder, named the Crown Rock, sits on the summit. The boulder got its name because it looks like a giant crown.

Mount MurudMount Murud, Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Mount Murud (7950ft) is the highest mountain in Sarawak. Mount Murud has two highest points, with one point higher than the other by only 15 m.

Mount TahanMount Tahan, Pahang, Malaysia

Mount Tahan, at 2,187 m, is the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located within the Taman Negara national forest, in the state of Pahang. The mountain is part of the Tahan Range in the Tenasserim Hills and is popular with local climbers.

Poring Hot Spring89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia

The springs are known for their therapeutic properties and the waters with their sulphuric minerals are reputed to ease aching muscles. The baths are favored by returned climbers of Mount Kinabalu.

Tun Sakaran Marine ParkSemporna, Sabah, Malaysia

An archipelago with a unique blend of nature and marine biodiversity. Home to the nomadic Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) people, who live in stilt houses and houseboats in and around the marine park.