Has anyone heard of Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve? I never knew a forest reserve existed right in the heart of KL city. I discovered it when I googled for a list of forest reserve in Malaysia. It is just beside KL Tower or Menara KL and I thought why not try to hike there especially since it looks quite easy for beginners and people with a preschooler and toddler like me. This is the our second hike. The first hike was at Gasing Hill Forest Reserve.
There are a few entrances to this forest. Since it was our first time, we entered through the entrance very close to KL Tower's entrance. The only bummer there is the parking fee which was quite pricey. But fret not for we found another entrance right opposite the Bukit Nanas Convent School which is not in the grounds of KL Tower. That way we can avoid the parking fee and enter the forest through that particular entrance.
|The map of this forest reserve.|
|On the left is the entrance to the forest reserve nearest to KL Tower. This should be the main entrance. This entrance leads to a suspension bridge. (pic on the right)|
|The children enjoyed the suspension bridge.|
|Coming down from the suspension bridge, you will see this gazebo. It's a site for camping. You can see many tents in the background.|
|Tracks are easier with planks attached to make stairs probably to avoid erosion.|
|Clockwise from top left: Bukit Nanas Convent School opposite one of the entrance, haven't seen those kind of mushroom / fungus for a while, tall bamboos at the bamboo walk.|
|Joseph crossing a bridge. The children like to cross bridges.|
|A school doing their camping there. One of the activity provided at KL Tower is the pony ride. We didn't ride on the pony though.|
|The pony's stable. The pony cart ride will be free of charge if you purchase the ticket up to KL Tower. Our tummies were rumbling already so I just took some pictures and left.|
Overall, it was quite a pleasant hike and it won't take so much of your time because it is not a large forest. It is suitable for young children and beginners. If you have spare time and interest, you can also go up KL Tower and enjoy their other array of activities but that you would have to purchase the ticket. The forest reserve is FOC. This time we were more prepared with water and snacks. The hiking trails were not muddy. So no drama throughout the hike. :) We will definitely hike some more!