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“Cameron Highland Trails as at 4th to 8th February 2014”

Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10
Bedford UK
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“Cameron Highland Trails as at 4th to 8th February 2014”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We came here to walk and that’s what we did. We had a fantastic time.

Tanah Rata is the best place to base yourself for access to the jungle walks.

We bought a poor excuse for a map for RM3.50 called Cameron Highlands Discovery Map. It proved to be not to scale, inaccurate, none contoured and missing obvious landmarks in addition after the first days use it fell apart. It’s just a map selling advertising space. We have seen another map of a similar ilk that seems to have 16 walks but when you compare them the walk numbers do not match one another or the physical track signs. They do seem to be the only ones available to buy.

The walks are numbered on our purchased map 1-12 and they seemed to be in the general area shown on the map.

It is difficult to find the start and end of any of the walks due to neglect, extended agriculture and urban encroachment.

First tip is to locate the Cameronian Inn in Tanah Rata, take your camera with you and get permission to photograph the maps of the walks on display in the reception.

Second it to seek out anyone who has done any of the walks either guided or under their own steam.

Now for our experience of the numbered walks we completed shown on our map.

Walk 1 - Never got round to it.

Walk 2 - Very tough. Just don't know how they can fit in so many ups and downs into 0.95 of a kilometer! However it came at the end of the day after walking 3 and 8. The end came at the rear of the Sam Poh Temple in Brinchang.

Walk 3 - Tough and access gained from Walk 8 at the top of Gunung Berembun. An obvious land mark missing from our map is the large rain shelter at the junctions of Walks 3,5 and 6.

Walk 4 - Easy. We accessed it just beyond All Souls Church by going through double gates before the road crossed the river. 100 meters along the drive to the Forestry Centre and turn right through the picnic tables. Takes you back into the heart of Tanah Rata.

Walk 5 – Only did part of it when by the rain shelter but there was a young German woman sitting in the shelter with her year old baby and she had walked up Walk 5.

Walk 6 – Moderate. Did the top part of this walk from walk three to the rain shelter. However, a short way along Walk 4 we saw the start of Walk 6.
Walk 7 – We were told it was closed off so opted to walk 8,3,2 and 4 as a circuit.

Walk 8 – Tough. To access the Walk 8 from Tanah Rata go to the bus station and walk down Persiaran Dayang Endah passed the school and playing fields until you come to the junction signed to the Hospital or Robinson Falls. Follow the road to Robinson Falls and turn left over a bridge this puts you on Walk 9. Walk the Red and Green paving stones passed a small café and just before reaching Robinson Falls to the left rising up sharply you should see a standing stone indicating ‘Jungle Walk No 8. Distance 1.35 KM ‘. It took us just under two hours to reach the top.

Walk 9 and 9A. - Access from Tanah Rata as Walk 8 and continue passed Robinson Falls. Eventually Walk 9 runs out and to continue divert onto Walk 9A. Some kind hiker has put up two sets of warning signs the first to be alert to continuing in wet conditions and the second (if you make it that far) to divert you from the lost path through a farm onto a road running 5k up hill to the BOH Tea Plantation. It took us about 45 minutes to reach the Tea Factory. We returned back to Tanah Rata the way we came. Allow 3 hours each way for the walk including the trip to the plantation.

Walk 10 – Moderate. We located the trail head behind the Oly Appartments in Tanah Rata. The climb up took us to the top of Gunung Jasar which is above the electric pylon. To continue along Walk 10 from this peak you need to seek out the path to the right in the direction of your travel. Eventually we came off the walk just beside an Electrical Sub Station and rewarded ourselves with ice creams at the Healthy Strawberry Farm.

Walk 11 and 12.- Closed

Visited February 2014
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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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“But where is it?”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

We just couldn't find this trail. We started in the cammelia gardens which are beautiful and started going uphill for about ten minutes. But then the trail just went back to the road. So frustrating as we couldn't find trail 1 yesterday. Then we looked for trail 13 - couldn't find it, and trail 4, same story. They don't bother putting signs up as only foreigners walk, and it doesn't generate any money.

Visited October 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Cameron Highlands”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

A nice place to visit in Malaysia, Green and change of temperature. Certain specialities are the tea gardens, the strawberries farms and the biggest individual flower, Refflesia.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Average hike, if you have the time to kill”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Trail No.10 was poorly marked. It can be just the words "Trail No.10" painted on a rock, or spray painted on a tree. It was an average hike. Lots of over grown grass. You may occasionally see some wild pitcher plants, which was interesting. We knew we reached the peak because there was a broken yellow sign, half hanging on the pole that reads "Gunung Berembun".It was graffitied by hikers who made it to the top! The view at the top of the mountain was great except for the power lines and power towers erected along the way.

Visited May 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“Tough going but great views”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The start of the trail can be found if you walk to the edge of town and walk through Tan's Camellia garden (signposted on the right). You actually have to walk through the garden or you won't find the start of it. You go up up up sometimes on hands and knees and in stifling heat, sweat pouring off you until 1.5hrs later yuo get to the top. Best to come back down trail 10 too as there are road works which prevent you from doing a circular route.

Visited July 2013
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