I’ve always been a fan of the outdoors. The adrenalin rush from frantic breathing and aching legs are compensated by the cool breeze that never fails to remind me how truly small we are in the scheme of things.
After a long hiatus, we decided to hike what is a constant feature on the Kuching horizon. With its telltale telecom tower on its summit, it has been a constant reminder of what my hometown looks like.
Located about 22KM from the city, you enter through Kubah National Park, where locals pay an entrance fee of RM10 and foreigners RM20. Out of the multiple trails, we chose the Summit Trail. The map says 3.5 hours one way.
We made it in 1.5 hours. Turns out those days hiking in Penang did help.
The true summit is closed off from the general public as there’s a military presence guarding it. The Summit Trail (2600ft) terminates at an ironwood platform where you get sweeping views of the coast of Sarawak, as well as Kuching city itself.
It’s less of a hike and more of a walk since the trail is concrete all the way. 4WDs zoom pass up and down towards the telecom station. But you’ll be in thick jungle, with an easy walk up and the occasional 30ish degree gradient towards the end. There’s a waterfall, and a natural frog pond for those so inclined.