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Bukit Kiara

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Not so much one single trail as a trail network criss-crossing Bukit Kiara. This is a veritable mountain biking (and running) oasis smack in the middle of the KL-PJ cornubation. This trail network has about a dozen rideable trails (some only unidirectional) and about 4 or 5 more running trails, with one thing in common: SINGLETRACK. From the impossibly vertical and rocky Mondo Cool, the swoopy Ridge Trail to the quad-busting Twin Peaks, they are all singletrack trails that wind their way through this humid tropical ex-rubber estate and secondary jungle. Beware the mozzies and the occassional snake.
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Latitude
3.16
Longitude
101.709999
Trail Directions
Several trailheads; the easiest is to ride uphill on the tarred road beyond the IBM building in Taman Tun. This road passes by the side of the KLGCC golf course. Carry on this road until you reach a cross junction. A trail starts steeply uphill on the left. You may also enter from across the pond in Taman Tun, from the back of Desa Sri Hartamas, from the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club, or from Segambut Dalam. These trailheads are difficult to find unless you know they're there.
Trail Length
10km or more, but can be ridden in shorter sections.
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Review Date
November 26, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ED ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trails that runs through Kiara hill is very technical and also punishing for beginners (like me). The climbs always leave me out of breath but once you get to the top, you have a plethora of trails to choose from ranging from the easy 2K loop to the bumpy ride at Flintstone's playground.

A good mix of trails all in one spot located very close to the city center. Most trails are being conscientiously maintained by the good folks of TRAKS and many other dedicated riders.

Recommended Route:
2K is a nice loop for beginner but there are many other routes going around the hill. The trails have been mapped but with the encroaching development some trails have been destroyed. :(

http://www.klmbh.org/post/21197279135/trails-of-bukit-kiara

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The closest one would be Kota Damansara Community Forest (KDCF), a rather short trail.

Next closest would be FRIM. As a forest reserve, the trails are located over a wide area. Trails that have been ridden Dream Trail, Pinus Peak and Steroid Hill. With the exception of Dream Trail, the other two are more like dirt road for vehicles but with lots of punishing uphill climbs.

Putrajaya Challenge Park. The furthest MTB trails from Kiara. Pretty much like Kiara I guess. Only been there once, so can't say much about it.



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Review Date
June 5, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dkny ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
There are easy trails such as 2k. This is the one trail that most riders frequent as it has some small drops and gentle decent. Halfway it break to two routes. One that goes back up to the starting point and the other all the way down. Both ways you will lead you back to the starting route. Its favor as at the starting point there is a pavilion (pondok) that riders congregate to regroup with other riders to ascend to twin peak. Its roughly a 15 min climb for strong riders. From there you can either come down the down hill track, flintstone or opt for the long ride down to the village (kampung) which would take anywhere between 20-45 minutes. Its a single trail route which is has both easy and very technical loop back routes.

Recommended Route:
One must try to go up twin peak and come down through village(kampung) as you would hit a few different terrain with different level of difficulty. At first go it may look daunting but after a while its actually quite a good ride. On this trail to pump up the adrenaline, one must ride fast and hard to enjoy maximum excitement. Be careful as there is one part of the trail where the riders call it the 8 storey drop. this is where development encroachment has encroach to. Moreover, at this village (kampung) trail the riding terrain changes as its prone to soil erasion, fallen trees and thick long bushes which makes it evermore interesting. A trail that one must try if riding at Bukit Kiara. BEWARE!! One must enter the area with someone that knows the area Bukit kiara is 1500 acres in the middle of the city. Being at one of the highest peak 300m, you'll be lucky to find a landmark that tall to get your bearings. for added fun, join the group that rides Bukit Kiara at night

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wasteland is a good trail to explore. Really narrow single trail which would test your ability especially of you're on clips and lots of snakes to avoid though there. As a matter of a fact they are very shy and tend to hide rather than confront us.



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Review Date
February 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: cschiar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
there are 4 years have no ppl saying about this place...Kiara.. it simply a nice place for those who like extreme and technical..
different route give u different fells. from beginer until expect, u can easy found them in kiara. it is a place that consist of beginner trail until expert..and also race trail.

Recommended Route:
tarmec to junction to tokong then boder to snake n' ladder then 2k + 4k + carnival trail = enjoy the ride

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frim. total beginner trail and killing uphill..which local name it as great wall o some one would like to call it as steoroit hill



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Review Date
January 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Pigpen Pat ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What can I say? In my opinion Kiara has more fun per square meter than almost anywhere I've ridden, and that includes places like Australia, Utah and British Columbia. Tight, rooty, rocky, twisty, swoopy, heart stopping, lung busting, thigh burning - it offers a little of everything for the intermediate or expert rider. I've been riding it off and on since 1995 and it still rocks. It's one of the prime reasons I stayed in Malaysia 5 years when I only intended to stay for one, and why I came back again 3 years ago. Sure, the souless scum property developers keep nibbling away at the edges, the illicit rubber tappers leave their rubbish everywhere and the mosquitos are straight from hell, but the trails are as good or better than ever. Whether you are picking your way through the baby's heads of Rock Garden, having your 'roids buffed on Mondo Cool, fighting to keep your heart rate from going ballistic on Pondok to Pondok or fangin' it down Boner or Penchala, it's all good.

Recommended Route:
I hate to pick favorites, Kiara currently has 20 km's of pure singletrack to choose from (although it's not really possible to string it all together in one go, some day I'm going to try). Here's a combination that will give you a workout you won't forget for a while: Plan C, Rumpy Pumpy, Boulder, Snakes and Ladders, 2k, 4k, Upper Carnival, Shriner's Convention, Twin Peaks, Janie's Addiction, Clenched Sphincter, Lightining Ridge, Lower Penchala. That's 12 km's and 750 meters of ascent. It will take you anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on your ability and trail conditions.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frim offers excellent trails for beginners. Intermediate riders can get a feel for real Malaysian jungle riding at Batu Dam, and if they are looking for longer rides should try something like Teretak Tekala or the PCC Presidential Route in the Seminyih Area. For an epic Malaysian jungle ride, try Pusu to Kemensah.



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Review Date
September 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mojo Kaki , from Subang Jaya

Summary:
I love this series of trails and Pigpen Pat's (yet another one), Snake and Ladders is a real joy to ride. Yet to get enough guts to go thru a few hairy sections. Sufficient ups and downs, and drops, and sharp corner, and... and... well, simply put, a joy to ride. Unfortunately, 'development' is slowy creeping into the MTB haven.

Recommended Route:
Start the ride from Devi's corner sidem, i.e. from Mont Kiara side. Don't eat too much before the ride as the trailhead it self is heart pumper.



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