Puteri Waterfall, the first waterfall from the base of the mountain.
|Recommended duration||Day trek|
|Ease of access||Cab to the park entrance or walk 2km from main road.|
|Good||Many waterfalls with pools to swim in|
|Not so good||Crowded.|
Mt Ophir is very well known for the trek to the summit. Every school holidays, hundreds visitors flock to the mountain to step on its summit. However, ask most people who had been there about the waterfalls of Ophir. Most would only recall the one near the starting of the trek. The only other waterfall that would leave an impression is the Puteri waterfall near to the square pool.
Going up from the traditional Sagil route up the mountain, there are at least 5 waterfalls that are more than 2 storeys high. Including the cascades that form a series of small waterfalls, there are a total of 8 waterfalls from the entrance to the square pool.
One of the reasons why these waterfalls are relatively unknown to most people who had been there is because some of these waterfalls are hidden away from the main path. Most of them involve scampering along the riverbank in order to catch a glimpse of it. Of course, the most beautiful waterfall along the path is probably the Twin waterfall rather than the more famous Puteri waterfall.
If you have been to Mt Ophir many times and the thought of it bores you, why not make a trip to see all the waterfalls found along the way? The trip would take less than a day but it is certainly a less strenuous and a different objective from the usual one of striving to reach the top.
Last waterfall, also known as Twin waterfall.
- eyesofacitymouse blog, 18 September 2012.
Take a bus to Segamat Express bus terminal. You may check out the available bus services, prices and dates on http://www.busonlineticket.com
|Bus company||:||KKKL Express bus1|
|Duration||:||about 3 hours|
|Remarks||:||Check at booth. Inform the driver that you are going to Gunung Ledang. The bus only stops at the main road.|
|Public bus from Segamat bus station to Sagil3|
|Duration||:||50 minutes to 1 hour|
Walk to Gunung Ledang Resort from main road.See map below
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|Entry charge||:||Rm 10 for foreigners
Rm 5 for Malaysians
- Light weight clothes
- First Aid Kit
- Extra clothing
- Rain gear
- Insect repellent
- Water for the trek
See map with contour lines here
- MyTripJournal [10 Dec 2014]