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Address: Kuching, Malaysia

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Sweet sweet sweat!

Good day hikers! To start of, I would rate this mountain 6.5/10 on difficulty level because the steepness is quite a go. Most of the time it requires you climbing up and down the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
Akasyah N
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Good day hikers! To start of, I would rate this mountain 6.5/10 on difficulty level because the steepness is quite a go. Most of the time it requires you climbing up and down the ladder. Distance is manageable, it takes about 7-8km total hike starting of from the registration office to summit. With easy pace, you can complete it around... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We climbed the Mount Santubong and reach the top in 3 hours. The red trail is accessible to anyone as long as you take your time. You just need to bring a lot of water and a bit of food. I would suggest between 7 to 8 hours if you want to stop by the waterfall at the blue trail... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We didn't make it all the way to the summit, which I've read is a very difficult trek, but the first waterfall on the blue trail is amazing. The water is crystal clear with brilliant golds and greens shining through from the minerals in the rocks and soil. Although there were others there, it was not crowded at all. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Challenging mountain to climb makes this mountain a good place for workout, not only for your legs, but for your upper body as well. Certain areas of the mountain require your upper body strength where you would climb ladders. My friends and I hiked Santubong from Bukit Puteri and it took us 3 hours to reach the summit and 3.5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I go to Santubong National Park for the mini waterfall, not reach the summit of mountain. Two waterfalls are in Santubong National Park. One blue trail is suitable for jungle trekking activity while one red trail is suitable for hiking at the mountain and reach the summit. Moses on rocks seem little beautiful. I hope that moses on rocks will... More 

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2 Thank Da F
Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Our team containing 50 members arrived at the entry point by 6 am. We're very lucky because we bring together experience climbers to guide us. Very challenging with some of the route very very difficult. Even though very tired but I really enjoyed that experience.

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

we did not hike up the mount santubong, but we drove towards it, and it was beautiful. took some time out to enjoy the view and was told the local legend about mount santubong. very green and beautiful

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The mountain itself is not that high - 900+ m.The "average" one way trek time is supposed to be about 4.5 hours. For the casual hikers, it was easily 6-7 hours one way. The reason is due to the sections where it is vertical "ladders" and not just trails. I believe there are about 10+ of them. Also there are... More 

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Teddington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

When I arrived in Santubong details about the climb were hard to come by, and my hotel had it down as an easy walk with good trails and no guide necessary. I'm writing this for the benefit of others so you may be better informed than I was! The first half of the route to the summit has recently been... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The Mt. Santubong hike is undoubtedly one of the best hiking experiences in Malaysia, with a rough terrain that will test even the fittest of hikers. I would advise hikers to start the hike from the national park entrance, go past the waterfalls and then head up to the peak (will take between 3-4 hours in all) and then head... More 

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