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Penang Hills and Trails - South Western Area
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano


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 information on Rain Gauges
and Catchment Areas.
Click here for the introduction.

South Western 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. South by South West
(December 2012)
2. Gertak Sanggul Circular
(December 2012)

3. Third Time Lucky
(December 2012 - @)

4. Gertak Sanggul Quickie
(December 2012)

Prawn Crackered
(December 2012)

5. Bukit Genting
(February 2013 - ?@?)
Pulau Betong Lollipop
(January 2014)

Hakka Hill
(February 2014)

Hakka Hill Humbled
(30th January 2015)

The Hidden Valley
(2nd February 2015)

Bukit Genting Reserve
(9th February 2015)

Hakka Hill Hike
(16th March 2015)

Bukit Genting Exit Strategy Part 1
(28th November 2015)

Bukit Genting Exit Strategy Part 2
(3rd December 2015)

Bukit Gemuruh Ridge 1
(27th December 2015)

Bukit Gemuruh Ridge 2
(29th December 2015)

Masochism Solo
(4th January 2016)

Bukit Pulau Betong
(27th January 2016)

No Fool Like an Old Fool
(31st December 2016)

Pulau Betong Explorer
(15th February 2017)

Bukit Pulau Betong Horseshoe
(1st March 2017)

Hakka Hill Explorer
(5th December 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 information on Rain Gauges
and Catchment Areas.
Click here for the introduction.


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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