Berkelah Waterfalls Trek
Some 50km out of Kuantan is the Berkelah Falls located
in the Berkelah Forest Reserve area. Berkelah Falls is a beautiful series
of eight cascades with the highest & biggest at about 100m in height.
From the main road it requires a 8km trek or a 2 hour
walk to reach the falls. The whole hill is actually one huge granite
block with the river cutting through the stone hill. At the end of the
hike is the first campsite in the woods where there's a magnificent
looking twin-falls of about 30 meters tall. Higher up are more falls
and there is one with a deep pool below which is popular as a "diving
platform". At the bottom of the main fall is a refreshing bigger-than-Olympic-size
pool which awaits the visitors. There will be lots of opportunities
to indulge in natural jacuzzi and hydrotheraphy.
Berkelah Falls is one of the most popular weekend treks
for young adventurous Singaporeans. Those who were members of outdoor
clubs and youth groups would probably have visited them during their
schools days. For those of us who are 'deprived' of this opportunity,
this is our chance ... !
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