10 Waterfalls Near Kuala Lumpur That You Must Explore in 2024

Waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur

1. Chiling Waterfalls
2. Kanching Rainforest Waterfall
3. Sungai Pisang Waterfall
4. Sungai Gabai Waterfall
5. Sungai Tekala Waterfall
6. Bukit Saga Waterfall
7. Serendah Waterfall
8. Lata Medang
9. Sungai Tua Waterfalls
10. Komanwel Falls

Malaysia is a land blessed with abundant natural beauty that includes features like dense green rainforests dotted with some of the most graceful waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur. Head out to witness the cascading waters of the falls across multiple tiers along the hillsides offering a majestic breathtaking scenery. These locales also make for amazing getaways away from the hustle and bustle of city life amid natural surroundings.

Some of the top waterfalls in Kuala Lumpur include the Chiling Waterfalls, the Sungai Tekala Waterfall, the Kanching Rainforest waterfall, to name a few. The gorgeous falls like Lata Medang and Sungai Gabai Waterfall make for great backdrops and photographic moments that you can cherish for a lifetime. You can also take a dip in the refreshingly cool water pools that form at the base of these falls. Some of the sites also make for great camping zones and you can experience a relaxed stay here by the sounds of the gushing waters washing your worries away. 

Here is the list of best waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur: 

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Chiling Waterfalls

Visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kuala Lumpur that takes you across the Selangor Dam and the bridge on Chiling River to reach it

Enjoy the adventurous trek near the last leg of the journey that leads to the graceful falls

Enjoy a stay at the nearby campsite maintained by the Fisheries Department

Marvel at the powerful fall cascading down from a great height and forming a large pool at the base

Feel tiny fishes nibbling at your feet when you sit by the pool with your feet dipped in the water

Location: the falls are 21 kilometers from Kuala Kubu Bharu on the road to the Gap

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Kanching Rainforest Waterfall

Set in the lush Kanching Recreational Forest reserve just north of the capital city is one of the most magnificent waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur

Relish the sight of the majestic falls cascading down a mighty height of nearly 120 meters spaced across seven levels

Enjoy a carefree afternoon picnicking amidst the natural surroundings near these falls that are not very far away from the main city. There are also facilities like changing rooms and toilets available here

You can also enjoy other fun activities here like swimming, camping, and jungle walking

A very popular spot amongst photographers, you can also test your skills clicking fast moving water 

Location: Kilometer 17, Jalan, Jalan Rawang, Templer Baiduri, 48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Sungai Pisang Waterfall

Savor this simple, fun, and relatively flat hike that leads to the refreshing Pisang waterfall, one of the most popular waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy your time here amid lush green forests, tunnels, and rivers, all of which lead to the waterfall

The relatively small but clean place is suitable for camping trips as well with spacious campsites available here

Soak in the clear pools at the base of the waterfall 

Location: Located near the Karak highway, in the town of Kampung Batu Dua Belas, Gombak, Selangor

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Sungai Gabai Waterfall

Easily accessible from the capital city and just about an hour’s drive from here, this is one of the best weekend getaways and among the most popular waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur

Get adventurous and enjoy your uphill trek that requires you to climb over 300 steps from the lower level right up to the waterfall

Enjoy barbecues and picnics near the wading pool which is very popular among those looking for a lazy afternoon to unwind

Take a relaxing stroll along the water’s edge and through the bamboo groves 

Location: Located in the in Hulu Langat district in the Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor (Selangor State Park)

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Sungai Tekala Waterfall

- Enjoy the beauty of the tropical rainforest in Selangor and the waterfalls housed within it

- Located about 50 km from the main city, this is one of the most visited waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur

- Climb up to the very top of the cascading waterfalls along the concrete steps built by the side of it

- Learn the names of the various species of trees such as Merbau and Jelutong trees, in the areas surrounding the waterfall with the help of clear signage placed near them

- Spend quality time with your family picnicking or swimming near the pool below

Location: Located 43 km from Kuala Lumpur City in the Hulu Langat area at Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest (Hutan Lipur Sungai Tekala)

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Bukit Saga Waterfall

Go on a hiking trip along the various well-marked trails very popular among hikers for their moderate level of difficulty making this one of the top waterfalls in Kuala Lumpur

Unwind at the large open space at the top of the Bukit Saga waterfall that houses several rest huts, hammocks, a makeshift cooking area, changing rooms for ladies, and swing playgrounds all well-maintained and clean

Get adventurous and take the Bukit Ah Pek trail to reach the Saga waterfalls for beautiful sceneries and precious flora and fauna that will greet you along the way 

Location: 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

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Serendah Waterfall

- Located slightly away from many major towns of the country, this is one of the best waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur for family gatherings and picnics

- Enjoy the simplicity of the fall and the small pool space it offers set amidst dense foliage

- One can also hike up here, and enjoy the lush green surroundings 

- Make the most of your time here with some of the most basic facilities available on site like toilets and changing rooms along with a few gazebos for your to relax and unwind in the shade

Location: Kampung Orang Asli Serendah, 48200 Serendah, Selangor

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Lata Medang

Take a trip through quaint villages, untreated pathways, and a journey across a ramshackle footbridge across the stream to reach this reclusive site, one of the hidden gems and top waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur

Embark on a hiking trip along well maintained trails with some thrilling steep stretches

Take a refreshing dip in the very inviting pool at the site of the waterfall 

Cross a river to reach the upper tier of the waterfall, counted amongst the unspoilt locations in the area

Location: Lata Medang Waterfall, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor, Malaysia

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Sungai Tua Waterfalls

Located within the Sungai Tua Recreational Forest, these falls near the famous Batu Caves are among the most loved waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy your trek along the waterfall with hand curated trail marks and two distinct hiking trails, an easy and a difficult one

A haven for nature lovers, the waterfall and surrounding areas houses lush forests, rivers, and a variety of flora and fauna

You can come here to picnic, barbecue, and even camp  

Location: B23 Jalan Ulu Yam Bharu - Batu Caves, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

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Komanwel Falls

- Reach this relatively easy waterfall with simpler treks along several recreational peak situated within the park

- The falls come down with a few cascades and feature a small yet attractive waterfall 

- Enjoy a plethora of other activities near the waterfall in the park like jungle trekking, camping and cooking out, jungle and waterfall photography, mountain biking, horse riding, and much more

- Marvel at the scenic waterfalls that comprise a few small and big falls and a wonderful place not only for clean and clear air but also great for capturing the powerful flow of water on camera

Location: Kilometer 23, Jalan Kuala Lumpur - Rawang, 48000 Rawang, Selangor

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  1. Which are the best waterfalls near Kuala lumpur?

    1. Sungai Tua Waterfalls: Head north from the popular Batu Caves to visit these wonderful waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur located within the Sungai Tua Eco Forest Park. Dip in the big pool formed by the main cascade or even some of the smaller pools and rapids that you will find if you follow the concrete path running along the river.

    2. Kemensah Waterfalls: Witness some of the most beautiful cascades at these waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur, located at a stone’s throw distance from Zoo Negara in Ampang. The area boasts a total of seven falls, this being one of the most stunning for its sheer size.

    3. Sungai Pisang Waterfalls: Among some of the great waterfalls near Kuala Lumpur is the Sungai Pisang which you can reach after a good amount of trek through the forest and across river waters. Trek to the top of the waterfall to some great camping and picnic spots with friends and family.

    4. Sungai Sendat Waterfalls: This is a popular recreational area with multiple amenities provided like campsites, washrooms, gazebos, shower facilities, and more. The three pools at the bottom of its three tiers have different levels of depth and thus different difficulty levels as well.

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  2. What are the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur?

    1. Visit the Kuala Lumpur Tower: Enjoy breathtaking views of the entire city from a height of over 300 meters on a stunning observation deck. This visitor’s deck is also the highest point in the entire city which also is used to sight the moon that marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Click Here to Book: KL Tower Tickets

    2. Go on a shopping spree at Suria KLCC: This is a six storeyed shopping mall housed within the Petronas turns. Apart from some world class retail outlets, you can also enjoy the various rides, cinema, a supermarket and an entire range of dining options.

    3. Dig into scrumptious food at Jalan Alor: One of the best places for local food this is a great place especially if you visit here by the night. You can expect great dishes rustled up at the shops set up on the sidewalks, making it a unique culinary experience.
  3. What is the best time for visiting waterfalls in Kuala Lumpur?

    The best time of the year for visiting the waterfalls in Kuala Lumpur is around the month of November right after the monsoons. You will see the falls gushing with a good amount of water during this time with some light showers as well. 

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  4. What are the important things to carry while visiting waterfalls in Kuala Lumpur?

    Extra set of dry clothing, wool socks, and shoes
    Hiking boots
    Waterproof jackets, windcheaters
    First-aid kit
    Sunblock, hats, and sunglasses
    Insect repellent creams
    Reusable water bottle
    Handheld GPS
    Mobile phone with SIM card

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