The International Steam Pages


Penang Hills and Trails - Northern Area
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano


Click a number for an individual hike or use the links below.

Click here for the Penang Hills and Trails index.
Click here for Walks Listed by Starting Point.
Click here for the Top Ten Walks.
Click here for a list of further Selected Walks.
Click here for the introduction.
Click here for a list of the PBA Rain Gauges (15th March 2016).
Click here for information on the Fettes Aqueducts (14th March 2017).

Northern Area

Click here to see maps for each of the following reports in turn, clicking the map will take you directly to the report concerned.

1. National Park Trails
(2009)

2. The Pipeline Trail
(November 2012)

3. Colonel Fettes Legacy
(November 2012)

4. Forest Park Trail
(November 2012)

5. Mount Pleasure
(February 2013)

Another Stairway to Heaven
(1st February 2016)
Rimba Ridge
(8th March 2016)

Rain Gauge Obsessional
(9th March 2016)

The Longest Day
(13th March 2016)

Pathway to Nowhere
(9th December 2016)

Laksamana Link
(22nd December 2016)

Back Door to Laksamana
(9th January 2017)

Titi Kerawang Express
(10th January 2017)

Titi Kerawang Falls
(12th January 2017)

A Minor Teluk Bahang Mystery
(13th January 2017)

National Park Circuit
(28th January 2017)

Bukit Laksamana Revisited
(28th January 2017)

Rimba Ridge Revisited
(31st January 2017)

The Three Musketeers
(4th February 2017)

Bukit Cempedak
(6th February 2017)

The Haunted House
(10th February 2017)

Penang's Secret Valley
(13th February 2017)

The End of the Road (Part 1)
(24th February 2017)

The End of the Road (Part 2)
(1st March 2017)

Indian Summers
(1st March 2017)

Bukit Batu Ferringhi
(4th March 2017)
Bukit Batu Ferringhi Rerun
(6th March 2017)

Bukit Cempedak Loop
(7th March 2017)

Bukit Batu Itam Loop
(12th March 2017)

The aim of these pages is to record our pleasure, encourage others to repeat or even improve the experience and provide sufficient information for locals and visitors to follow the trails from scratch. Hence, there are far too many pictures of junctions in concrete trails! These trails are best enjoyed in small groups of no more than half a dozen with eyes and ears wide open and mouths firmly shut. Several can be, and are, used by mountain bikers (indicated by @), but if you have a motorbike please leave it at home or park it at the start of the trail; definitely do not take it (as I have read on the web) on trails which are not sealed, they will rapidly degrade if abused in such a manner.


Click here for the Penang Hills and Trails index.
Click here for Walks Listed by Starting Point.
Click here for the Top Ten Walks.
Click here for a list of further Selected Walks.
Click here for the introduction.
Click here for a list of the PBA Rain Gauges (15th March 2016).
Click here for information on the Fettes Aqueducts (14th March 2017).


I strongly recommend using buses to get to the starting points and back from the end of these walks.
I have written a short guide to Penang's Buses for hikers although directions are included in individual hikes.


Rob and Yuehong Dickinson

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