After a dim sum breakfast at Menglembu town, we arrived at the Kledang Hill trailhead at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, 1 July 2018. Parking at the car park was full to the brim, and we have to park our cars at the housing area. The Team Lead for the hike were June and Tiger Chee. Accompanying us was June's adorable labrador dog, Baileys. Whenever Baileys saw any pool, it would jump into the water to cool itself. And it was such a joy seeing Baileys playing in the water. Special thanks to ChanHN in arranging for Team Leads and good food in Menglembu and Ipoh.
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Group photo at trailhead
Our target was to arrive at the peak where RTM transmission towers were located. All the trails are labelled with the unique numbers and not names (for example Ah Meng trail). We followed Trail 5.4 and then Trail 5.8 or RTM Trail to the peak.
The first part of the trails was fairly flat running in a criss-cross pattern with the streams. After the stream area, the terrain was going uphill and steeper terrain all the way to the peak. Standing at 808m or 2651 feet, one way to the peak is around 2hr 15 min.
Baileys enjoying itself in the water
With 30 minutes rest at the peak, we descended the hill via tar road. After 30 minutes, we entered the trails again via Trail 5.4 passing by a giant tree. Round trip was about 5 hours with time spent on photos shoot. By the time we returned to the trailhead car park, the car park was almost empty. I was told that most locals or the regulars would not hike for such long hours.
The trails there are pleasant to hike; difficulty level is probably a few times more difficult than Apek Hill Cheras in Kuala Lumpur.
The trails are labelled with numbers and not names
About Kledang Hill trailhead: Google Maps search key: Kledang Hill Trail Head;
GPS coordinates: 4°34'35.4"N 101°01'48.8"E
RTM transmission towers
The Team Leads: Tiger Chee, June and Baileys
Group photo at the peak with an elevation of 808m
Trail 5.4 passing by a giant tree
Nice view ... Shu-Lin, Lana and Hooi Miin
Special thanks to ChanHN in arranging for Team Leads and good food ... (left) Agnes, ChanHN, Angie, Kim Thai, WongYF
Do CLICK HERE for Part 1 (the journey to Ipoh, Lata Kinjang waterfall and staying in homestay at Menglembu)
Posted by KC LEONG