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Penang Hills and Trails - Hikes by Starting Point

For convenience I have now grouped lifestyle illustrated features by topic:

The number of hikes in this section of my website is heading towards the 200 mark and I would be the first to admit that it is no longer easy to identify a report for an intended hike. By listing the hikes by starting point and giving the destination, it should now be a little easier although it is in the nature of the trails on the island that there is often more than one way to get from A to B and you will need to read through the alternatives to decide which is best for your needs and interests.

Each walk has instructions on how to get to the starting point and almost all have a sketch map to show its route.

The parts of this list are given below, click on the part you are interested or the relevant area of the map below.

Part 1 Botanical Gardens - Tropical Fruit Farm

Part 2 Tropical Fruit Farm - Balik Pulau

Part 3 Balik Pulau Area

Part 4 Pondok Upeh and Sungai Ara Hills

Part 5 Pulau Betong, Gertak Sanggul, Teluk Kumbar and Bayan Lepas

Part 6 Relau - Air Itam

Click here for the Penang Hills and Trails index.
Click here for the full list of walks.
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).

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 (updated 28th November 2016) for hikers although directions are included in individual hikes.


Rob and Yuehong Dickinson