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Penang Hills and Trails - West Central 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.

West Central 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.

A Balik Pulau Horseshoe - @
(January 2014)
Jalan Chai Horseshoe - @
(January 2014)
Sungai Rusa or Bust - @
(February 2014)
The Titi Kerawang Loop - @
(February 2014)
More of a Good Thing - @
(February 2014)
Titi Kerawang Minor Loop walk - @
(March 2014)
Sungai Air Puteh
(March 2014)
The Voodoo Lily
(March 2014)
Dead End Checks
(25th January 2015)
Jalan Chai Quickie
(15th March 2015)
Jalan Chai Explorer 1
(26th November 2015)
Jalan Chai Explorer 2
(8th December 2015)
Da Ba Gong Explorer Part 1
(14th December 2015)
Da Ba Gong Explorer Part 2
(28th January 2016)
Air Puteh Explorer
(1st December 2016)
Hakka Makan
(2nd January 2017)
Sungai Rusa Heights
(4th January 2017)
Sungai Rusa Heights and More
(24th January 2017)
A Swift Half
(8th February 2017)
The Definitive Sungai Rusa Heights
(1st 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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