The Bukit Kiara trails was mainly a rubber plantation many decades ago. Now that it is no longer in operation, it has been the primary green lung area near the heart of KL city. There used to be some existing paths carved out by illegal rubber tappers, but now they are mainly used by mountain bikers and hikers. With more than 30km of trails running in and around Bukit Kiara, it is definitely a mountain bikers paradise, though most of the trails are considered more on the technical side and may not be entirely suitable for complete beginners.
The trails of Bukit Kiara feels untamed, unmarked, and raw. With mother nature making roughing it up during the hard rain seasons –plenty of erosion and heavy pours – it springs us a surprise once in a while with fallen trees and rocks, and sometimes the occasional glimpse of its monkey tenants – this place is a natural wonderland for all that enter.
The trails here are not as systematically organized as the ones in other developed countries in terms of directional signage. The many trails are accessible to all, therefore it is easy to lose your way where the trails have no signage. We do recommend using GPS devices and the TrailForx app or speak to the many locals who frequent this place for guides. Weather can be unpredictable with heavy rains making roots and mud very slippery, so ride with caution.