Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bukit Kiara Park

This is one of the best opportunities to do some hill and trail running in KL! Bukit Kiara is an affluent suburb of Kuala Lumpur, containing some of the city’s nicer homes, a golf course, and an equestrian center. A highlight is Bukit Kiara Park, one of the larger green spaces in the city. There are some roads, trails popular with mountain bikers, and walking/hiking trails. The area is fairly hilly.

You can create your own run in the park, but here are a couple of suggestions:

Kiara Hill Walk. This is a challenging 5k hill loop. Mostly paved pedestrian road, some dirt path. Start at Taman Rimba Kiara, near the Aether Cafe. Run up the Changkat Abang Haji Openg, and do a loop at the top. It’s 5.2 km out and back, elevation gain 480 feet, with the steepest part being the first 1.4 km. MAP

Bukit Kiara Trail. The labeled trail is nearly 2 km each way. The first 0.5 km is steep, then it levels out. Starts at the Indoor Arena, near the equestrian center. MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essentials
  • Numerous roads and trails. Hill Walk is a steep 5 km loop; Bukit Kiara Trail is 1.9 km one-way
  • Hill Walk loop: 480 feet; Bukit Kiara Trail: 191 feet
  • Hill Walk: Taman Rimba Kiara, near the Aether Cafe; Bukit Kiara Trail: Indoor Arena
  • Closes train station is TTDI, on the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line