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Lepok Waterfall


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Lepok Waterfall


Lepok Waterfall is a relatively small waterfall, but the cascades and the rock formation that it runs over make it a fairly attractive one. The waterfall is located in the jungles of Ulu Langat, and lies just 3 kilometres to the west-southwest of the summit of Nuang.

Getting There

To get to Lepok Waterfall from Kuala Lumpur, you will need to make your way north-east towards Kuala Pangsoon and Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang but turn off at a left turning (3.209648, 101.864026) that heads northward towards the Asli Adventure Camp before reaching Kampung Kuala Pangsoon (the junction has signboards that point to 'Sungai Lopo'). The trailhead lies at the end of the narrow road with the gate of Asli Adventure Camp on your left.

Directions to Asli Adventure Camp junction (at GPS location 3.222286, 101.863980)...

...and the trailhead.

This hike itself is fairly easy, following the north cardinal axis almost the entire way, and should take you approximately two hours each way to complete. Once Asli Adventure Camp is passed on the left, the trail to the Lepok Waterfall begins straight ahead. You will have to cross the river almost immediately after the trail swerves right, and hop from stone to stone to keep your shoes dry, just before arriving at the first junction. Taking the right branch here brings you to the first rickety wooden bridge that leads to a wide trail, and then on to another bridge that crosses a fast-flowing river just after. Stepping on the wooden sections directly above the stronger beams will minimise the chances of the wood breaking off beneath your feet.

You will reach a cemented incline (that can get quite slippery after rainfall) about 200 metres into the trail that widens out for a bit before the vegetation closes back in once again. Two hundred metres after that lies another set of crossroads and taking the wider left turning keeps you on the bamboo-lined (Gigantochloa sp.) trail to Lepok Waterfall.

Lepok Waterfall River Crossing

The second bridge crossing.

Approximately 1.4 kilometres in, the trail will abruptly widen out into a grassy clearing, possibly a durian (Durio sp.) orchard of sorts, before passing a wooden hut shortly after. The trail leads to a fork two kilometres in where you should be able to hear the rustling of the river down to your left, and it doesn't seem to make a difference which one of the two branches of the fork you take as they seem to converge once again after a while. A few hundred metres later, approximately an hour into the hike, a huge pipe will suddenly appear right infront of you, with the distant end tapering off and disappearing into the dense vegetation.

Lepok Waterfall Pipes

The pipes of Lepok Waterfall

The trail begins to climb around 2.7 kilometres in, approximately 15 to 20 minutes after you first encounter the pipes. Large roots of trees criss-cross the trail here, leaving natural steps that assist hikers with their ascent. After about 400 metres of climbing, the trail tapers out onto a ridge that follows the contour lines for a few hundred metres, with the roar of the river clearly audible down to the left. An abandoned structure will appear two hundred metres before the waterfall, a sign that the waterfall lies just around the corner!

Lepok Waterfall

Fortunately, there is a little trail on the right side of the riverbanks that leads up to the main waterfall and the natural slide, as it is very tricky to ascend the waterfall directly up the rocks from the main pool. Even though the angle of the slide is fairly tame, accidents can happen to anyone at anytime, so please proceed carefully and at your own risk. There is apparently another trail on the left side of the river that leads up to the top tier of the waterfall.

Lepok Waterfall

Lepok Waterfall

Emergency Numbers
Batu 18 Police Station 03-90211557

Medical Emergency Coordination Centre (MECC Ampang Hospital) 03-42896565

Asli Adventure Camp Leader 012-2339587

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