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Penang Hills and Trails - 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.

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.

Bukit Kecil
(February 2013 - @)
Pantai Aceh Descent
(February 2013)

Pantai Aceh Ascent
(February 2013)

The Secret Garden
(March 2013)
The Secret Garden Revisited
(updated 20th November 2016)
The Millionaire's Valley
(15th December 2015)
Sungai Pinang Horseshoe Part 2
(22nd December 2015)

Tiger Ridge Hike
(22nd January 2016)

Bukit Batu Itam
(2nd March 2016)

Sungai Pinang Fiasco
(7th December 2016)

Bukit Batu Itam Challenge
(25th December 2016)

Bukit Kecil Revisited
(27th December 2016)

Bukit Kecil Explorer
(7th January 2017)

Pantai Aceh Loop
(16th February 2017)

Woman on Top
(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 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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