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Trail 9A (Cameron Highlands)

Pauh Campsite - Mount Jasar - Mount Brinchang - Mount Irau

Difficulty Rating : 2.6 / 10.0 (Class 3 - Straightforward)


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The Plan


The initial plan was to head for the Robinson Waterfall for some rest and relaxation after the morning's trek to Mount Brinchang. The beginning of trail 9 that lead to the waterfall began at the side of a road that lay nearby the MARDI center (conducts research in agriculture, food and agro-based industries), just after turning right at a T-junction before one reaches the hospital.

Getting There


Location of the start of the trail (4.465590, 101.386153)

D7K_6498Whilst we were passing the waterfall however we began to realize that the number of people that were already present were far greater than we had anticipated (probably due to the fact that it was a weekend). To make matters worse, we also noticeD a large amount of rubbish and debris swirling about near the rocks on the banks of the waterfall. We decided to instead carry on with the trek and see where the trail lead us.

The trek was an extremely easy and relaxed one with a trail that was wide on easy terrain with a gradual decline almost the entire way. The total descent for the entire trail was 278m covering a distance of 2.98km. There was a point along the trail that branched off to the left leading to Trail 8 that would have lead to Mount Berembun had we followed it. About 15 minutes after passing the waterfall, trail 9 branches off at a metal gate where the trail leading left leads onwards to trail 9a. The trail on the right however continues on to a powerstation. 

Progress was very slow at points as there were parts of the trail that were bottlenecked when other trekkers in front of us found certain sections to be troublesome. The bottlenecks became a lot worse towards the end of the trail as it became a little more tricky, to the point where previous trekkers had put up some warning signs for those who were with children. These section would not prove to be a problem to seasoned trekkers however.

Hiking Cameron

Cameron Fungi

Cameron Ferns

The trail ends at a plantation which then goes on to lead to Boh Road. Turning left at this point would have lead us to the Boh Tea Estate after about 3km of walking. We turned right instead which lead us down to the main road of the town of Habu where we found bus stops alongside the road. By the time we got there however it was fairly late and we found that there were no further buses that lead back to Tanah Rata. As a result, we ended up having to hitchhike back to town. 

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The information from the Suunto Ambit for the trek up can be found on my Movescount Page here.

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