Hiking in the Forest Research Institute Malaysia – in KL

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kuala Lumpur offers a nice location for a hike. I took the train to Kepong and then a taxi to the park. There is then a fairly long walk to the trail (from the entrance) but past interesting sites, so I found it worthwhile. You could probably get driven in further but you have to pay at the gate, so I think the taxi was reluctant to enter.

hiking trail

My guess is this isn’t high on tourists list of attractions in KL (more an education and research center and resource for those living in KL). But for people that like hiking (such as me) it is a nice location. And for those living in KL it is a great hike (those I saw hiking seemed like locals to me).

forest stream


There are several trails to chose from at FRIM – they are short trails through the forest (you could hike all of them in a day, easily).

tree with fruit growing from main trunk

If you know what this tree is please leave a comment.

The photos in this post are from the rover track and a spur trail to the picnic area. The canopy walkway was closed when I was there. My plan is to post photos from the other parts of FRIM at some point (I have quite a lot I plan to post from all sorts of places, so when I will get around to it is a question I don’t know the answer to).

swimming hole in the forest

Swimming hole (near the picnic area)

map of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia

If you look closely you can make out the trails (in light yellow). Click to view a larger image.

Plant with huge leaves

If you know what the plant with the huge leaves is, please leave a comment.

Web site: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Address: 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
GPS: 3.2464539,101.643837
phone: 603-62797000

photo of the main entrance

The main entrance

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