13 Waterfalls in Selangor For 2023!

Are you a nature-lover and looking for a quick escape from the city? If you are, then you should visit the beautiful waterfalls in Selangor. 

Selangor is a state in West Malaysia and is also home to many natural rainforests and waterfalls. 

Whether you are travelling solo or with a group of friends, the waterfall is a great place to get away from the heavy traffic and have a picnic beside the refreshing stream with the sound of nature.

We have compiled a list of fascinating waterfalls in Selangor that you should add to your travel bucket list in Malaysia.

WWB Writer Amelia Wong, shares a list of beautiful waterfalls in Selangor you must visit: 

  1. Kanching Rainforest
  2. Sungai Gabai
  3. Sungai Tua
  4. Sendat Falls
  5. Sungai Tekala
  6. Sungai Chiling
  7. Bukit Apeh or Bukit Saga Falls
  8. Pisang Falls
  9. Ulu Tama Falls
  10. Kemenseh Falls
  11. Sungai Luit or Lata Makau Falls
  12. Setinggi Waterfall
  13. Serendah Waterfall


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1.Kanching Rainforest


This waterfall in Selangor is situated in the Rawang district. The strategic location attracts local tourists to visit this forest for a picnic, camping, and jungle trekking. 

The forest houses seven beautiful waterfalls with a total trail of 1.9km. 

The first three levels are the popular spots where most tourists can enjoy a refreshing dip in the water. If you enjoy it a bit more challenging, then level 4 onwards is for you. This is when the cement trail ends and the trail is more difficult. 

To reach levels 6 and 7, it may take approximately an hour from the initial starting point. So, check your physical fitness and stamina before deciding to hike above level 3.

Opening hours: 7:30 am–7:30 pm

Admission Fee: Entrance fee of RM 1 (USD 0.24) and RM 2 (USD 0.48) for parking.

To check out the exact location, click here.

2.Sungai Gabai


If you are looking for a dim and smaller waterfall, Sungai Gabat is for you. It only takes less than an hour to reach KL. There are lots of shady trees, so come early in the afternoon to take some instagrammable photos. 

The trail is not too difficult to climb with only 330 steps. It will take 30 mins to an hour to reach the waterfall, depending on your pace. 

Opening hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm

Admission fee: Entrance fee of RM 1 (USD 0.24) or RM 2 (USD 0.48) per entry.

To check out the exact location, click here. 

3.Sungai Tua


Located 15km from the famous Batu Caves

Sungai Tua has shallow rivers and the rapids are gentle, making it a suitable place for families with children.

The trail is one or two kilometres well constructed with bricks and cement along the river. Along the way, you can take a rest at the gazebos for a picnic. 

If you are adventurous, you can pitch your tents at the campsites overnight. There are 3 campsites with BBQ pits available together with toilets and showers. 

Admission fee and facilities: 

Entrance Fee of Adult RM 1 (USD 0.24) and Child RM0.50 (USD 0.12).

Campsite of RM 5 (USD 1.20) per night per tent and Students RM 2 (USD 0.48)

To check out the exact location, click here

4. Sendat Falls


Sendat Falls is one of the popular recreational waterfalls in Selangor and is situated in Ulu Yam Baharu. It takes 40-minutes from Batu Caves or an hour from KL/Selangor to reach. 

Two tiers are located in the shady forest. The waterfall is a 10-minutes walk from the parking lot.

Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm, overnight camping is allowed

Admission fee: Entrance fee of RM2 (USD 0.48) per adult and RM1 (USD 0.24) for children. 

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5.Sungai Telaka


Sungai Tekala is part of the State Park Forest that is situated 43km from KL city.

There is only one main cemented path that leads you to the waterfall. The cascades along the path are shallow and safe for kids. 

Some amenities you can find are basic changing hunts, gazebos and picnic spots.

There is a 1.5km jungle trail named Denai Jelutong. There is a 1.5 km jungle trail named Denai Jelutong. It is advisable to contact the Forest Ranger on duty beforehand as the trails might be too confusing. Better be safe than sorry!

Opening hours: 7 am to 7 pm, overnight camping is allowed

Admission fee:

Entrance fee of RM1 (USD 0.24) per adult and RM0.50 (USD 0.12) per child

Campsite of RM 5 (USD 1.20) per night per tent and Students RM 2 (USD 0.48)

To check out the exact location, click here

6.Sungai Chiling 


Come to Sungai Chiling if you want a more challenging trail. It is an hour drive from KL city.

The waterfall is 80 meters overlooking a calm lagoon. To reach the waterfall, you need to cross 5-6 streams and your total journey will take an hour. I would suggest you wear a pair of waterproof hiking shoes.

The streams at Sungai Chilling are the site of Mahseer Fish Sanctuary to provide a safe place and breeding ground for Mahseer fish. You are allowed to feed them with the fish food purchased at the entrance.

However, if you want a more relaxing trek, you can hang out at the lower levels.

Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 6 pm. Closed on weekdays

Admission fee: Entrance fee of RM1 (USD 0.24) per person

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7.Bukit Apeh 


Also known as Bukit Saga Waterfall. It is nestled in the Ampang district of KL. 

There are a total of 6 levels with an easy initial hike to level 1 with up and downhill climbs. Along the hike to level 6, you can find two rest stops to take a breather and drink some water.

The whole journey would take you around 50-minutes, depending on your pace. If you enjoy the hike, it will take you 30-minutes.

At level 6, you can find all the basic amenities such as tables, water stations and teapots. Pack your food and picnic here!

NOTE: Be careful of bees. It will be good to carry along insect repellant.

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8.Pisang Falls


Pisang Falls is an hour drive from KL city, passing through Batu Caves. From the main entrance, you need to cross several shallow streams. 

After a brief walk along the path, the river runs through two tunnels under the Karak Highway. The route will split into two — Route 1 on the right and Route 2 on the left.

Route 1 takes you to the waterfall base and Route 2 takes you to the top of the waterfall. If you are bringing your children along, Route 1 is recommended as it is a slightly easier trail. Route 2 has steeper or narrower treks if you want a more challenging hike.

Admission fee: Entrance fee of RM1 (USD 0.24)  per adult and RM5 (USD 1.20) for parking

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9.Ulu Tama Falls


Ulu Tamu Falls is a 3.5 km trail located near Batang Kali in the district of Selangor. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. 

The walk takes 30-minutes, passing through the Orang Asli Kampung until you reach the river. You may have to wade through the knee-high streams unless you have 4WD. 

There are two trails. The left trail takes you to the smaller waterfall named Jeram Antu. 

If you take the right trail, it will lead you to a larger waterfall, Jeram Enchau.

There is also a nearby hot spring named Hulu Tamu Hot Springs which is 2-3km away from the waterfall through a clear trail. 

Admission fee: For hot springs, the entrance fee is RM 3 (USD 0.72) for adults 

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10.Kemensah Falls


The trail here is relatively flat but there are some steep slopes along the way. The trail takes an hour and meanders through beautiful farms and orchards. 

Take a break along the cascading streams and rivers along the way. Look out for some local stalls selling refreshments and snacks.

Admission fee: RM 5 (USD 1.20) parking fee

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11.Sungai Luit 


Sungai Luit, also known as Lata Makau Falls, is a 2-3 hours hike. A pretty challenging trail with muddy grounds and several streams to cross before you reach the beautiful hidden gem.

The trails are not too steep and the path is clear for visitors. There are three trail splits where you can look into the information board on which path you decide to take on. 

If you choose to camp here, you can find two campsites. One small campsite just above the waterfalls. Another is along with one of the trails which has a larger space, next to the river. 

But it is all worth it when you see the emerald-shade water! 

Admission fee: Entrance fee RM 1 (USD 0.24) for adults

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12.Setinggi Waterfall


Setinggi Waterfall is a relatively small waterfall in Selangor near Serendah Town. To reach here, turn right from Klinik Serendah. 

The trail is an easy walk of 1.5 hours and you will reach a smaller pool in the base. If you want to reach the upper fall, you just have to continue the trail which is an extra 5-minutes walk. 

The water is pristine and clear. But be careful as the rocks are slippery!

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13. Serendah Waterfall


If you are lazy for a hike but want to have a dip in the cool waters, Serendah Waterfall is for you.

Located at Kampung Orang Asli Serendah, Serendah Waterfall is quite accessible if you travel from Klang Valley. Facilities here are quite equipped with toilets, showers, changing rooms and gazebos. 

Hungry after a hike? Good news! There are food stalls that are open during the weekends only to keep your tummy filled. Just don’t forget to bring your leftover trash along with you!

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What To Bring To The Waterfalls In Selangor? 

It is so important to ensure your hiking journey is safe. 

Most travel essential lists are too common and not particularly tailored to waterfall-theme adventures.

Therefore, I have prepared a list of essential items to make sure you are well prepared for the hike to the waterfalls in Selangor.

1.Hiking Boots

Your feet are one of the most significant parts of your body for the hiking trip. 

Although some of the trails are cemented and easier to walk, some treks are not well maintained and slippery. To avoid injuries, you will need sturdy hiking shoes with great ankle support and proper grip. 

Hiking boots are mandatory unless you are crossing high waters such as in Sungai Chiling and Ulu Tama Falls. Thus, I recommend getting water-resistant hiking boots that offer proper support and comfort. Killing two birds in one stone!

Waterfalls in Selangor

2.Chemical Protection: Sunscreen 

An important skin care rule: Always wear your sunscreen. Even though the waterfalls are shady, the UV rays can still penetrate through your skin. 

If you have sensitive skin and are looking for cleaner products, you may want to try California Baby and Badger for sun protection. 

Waterfalls in Selangor


Sunglasses are a great way to shield ourselves from direct sunlight. 

It is recommended to bring along polarized sunglasses that filter out UV rays, especially when you are driving under the scorching sun to the waterfalls.

Waterfalls in Selangor


You can never predict Mother Nature, especially with Malaysia’s weather. One moment it is bright and sunny, the next moment it is pouring heavily.

This is why raincoats should be included in your essential list. Raincoats are lightweight, thus, it is easy to carry out.

Waterfalls in Selangor

5.First-Aid Box 

It is common to get cuts and wounds when you go for a hike. 

Some items that should be included in your first-aid box are rubbing alcohol, gauze, spare bandages and tweezers.

Waterfalls in Selangor

Best Waterfalls In Malaysia

Now, what if I am not travelling to Selangor and decided to plan my holiday outside of Selangor and KL? 

Don’t worry! There are many more natural waterfalls in Malaysia for you to visit.

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Here Are Some Waterfalls Outside Of Selangor And KL :

1.Lata Tembakah, Terengganu

2.Chemerong Waterfall, Terengganu 

3.Seven Wells Waterfall, Kedah

4.Temurun Waterfall, Kedah

5.Jerangkang Falls, Pahang

6.Berkelah Falls, Pahang

7.Tanglir Falls, Pahang

8. Rainbow Falls, Pahang

9. Lata Puteh Waterfall, Perak

10. Air Terjun Putri Mandi, Kedah

11.Jelawang Waterfall, Kelantan

12.Air Terjun Lata Berangin, Kelantan

13.Buaya Sangkut Waterfall, Johor

14.Kota Tinggi Waterfall, Johor

15.Langanan Waterfall, Sabah

16.Tawai Rainforest Camp, Sabah

17. Mahua Waterfall, Sabah

18. Jangkar Waterfall, Sarawak

Selangor Waterfall Resort

Malaysia is such a blessed country with the best of two worlds — modern cities and natural landscapes. 

To all my nature lovers, some lean towards the tropical sandy beaches and those who fall in love with the greenery in the forest and riverside.

If you are the latter type of traveller, you may want to check out these waterfall resorts in Selangor and KL city for rejuvenation (less than 2 hours drive): 

1.Tanah Air Farrah Suraya 

2.Tanah Larwina


4.Ratu Rening Residency

5.The Sticks Guide

6.Al-Sakinah Resort

7.The Farm Karak 

To summarise, these are the top 10 waterfalls in Selangor that you should add to your travel bucket list this summer. These are good places to escape from the notorious humid weather and do not require much cost. 

Despite the difficulty level, you must ensure you are in good health and fit before you embark on your journey to the waterfall. To ensure everyone’s safety, take precautions when in the waters. 

If you had a good time and appreciate Mother Nature, please remember to keep the waterfall area clean and leave nothing but your footprint.

Start planning your itinerary together with the discovery of KL.


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