Updated on 23 July 2021
There are many ways to reconnect with nature in Malaysia, and that includes a visit to the famous rainforest canopy walks in the country. If you need a quick escape from the bustling city, bring some sunscreen and admire our amazing greenery from a bird's eye view.
Best rainforest canopy walks in Malaysia
1. Forest Skywalk at FRIM, SelangorCredit: FRIM on Facebook
Situated at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Selangor, make your way to the all-new Forest Skywalk
, also known as Jejantas Rimba! Opened on 31 August 2020, the skywalk measures up 18-50 metres high and 250 meters in length.
Once you make your way to the top of the Forest Skywalk, visitors will be treated to an incredible panorama of Kepong Botanic Gardens and the man-made forest that sits in the heart of FRIM. For any visitors who are brave enough to climb to the 50-meter platform, the highest lookout point of Forest Skywalk, you can even spot the buildings surrounding Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya including KLCC, Menara Tun Razak Exchange, and Menara Telekom Malaysia!
P.S. Check out our article to read more about Forest Skywalk at FRIM, Selangor
Entrance fee(Forest Skywalk only)
- Adult: RM15 (Malaysian), RM40 (Non-Malaysian)
- Student (7-17 years): RM8 (Malaysian), RM25 (Non-Malaysian)
- Senior citizens: RM10 (Malaysian), RM40 (Non-Malaysian)
- Extra charges apply to enter the 50-meter tower (13 years old and above): RM5 (Malaysian), RM10 (Non-Malaysian)
- Note: Children below 6 years old are not allowed to enter Forest Skywalk
: Mon-Thu; 8.30AM-4.30PM, Fri; 8.30AM-12.15PM, 2.45PM-4.30PM, Sat-Sun; 8.30AM-4.30PM
: Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong, Selangor
2. Canopy Walk at Taman Negara, PahangCredit: Mutiara Taman Negara Resort on Facebook
If you're planning to spend a weekend in Taman Negara
, make sure to include Canopy Walk in your itinerary. Home to one of the longest suspended bridges in the world, it can only hold up to four people at a time. When you arrive, your nature guide will submit your name and let you know when it's your turn to cross the bridge. While walking on the Canopy Walk, experience a panoramic view of Gunung Tahan as well as the surrounding canopy trees, hills and valleys.
: The Canopy Walk closes every Friday for maintenance, so remember to plan your activities accordingly!
: RM77 per person (includes jungle trekking and canopy walk)
: Taman Negara, 27000 Kuala Tahan, Pahang
3. The Mulu Canopy Skywalk at Gunung Mulu National Park, SarawakCredit: Mulu World Heritage Area - National Park on Facebook
There are many reasons why you should add Mulu National Park to your bucket list. Apart from hiking to the top of Mulu Pinnacles, the Mulu Canopy Walk is a must-visit too. Spanning 480 meters in length, this canopy bridge is suspended about 25 meters above the ground, so you'll get a full view of the national park's 60-million-year-old rainforest. Each session is limited to 6 people per group, and if you're interested to go bird-watching, the park recommends booking the early morning slots in advance.
: RM45 per person (including guide fee)
: Open daily; 7AM, 8.30AM, 10AM, 10.30AM, 2PM (2 hours duration)
: Gunung Mulu National Park, No 11, Mulu National Park, Pekan Mulu, 98070 Miri, Sarawak
4. The Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim in Kulim, Kedah
If there's another canopy walk in Malaysia you should visit next, it's The Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim
. Suspended 26 meters above the ground, the treetop walk is about 925 meters in length, and you'll come across two rivers while completing the walk. Besides visiting the latest attraction at Sungai Sedim Recreational Park, where the Tree Top Walk is located, there are also other things to do including flying fox, tubing, river crossing and more.
: RM10 per adult, RM6 per child (aged 7-17 years old)
: Open daily; 9AM-5.30PM
: Kg Ulu Riau Tree Top Walk Kg Ulu, 09700 Karangan, Kedah
5. Langur Way Canopy Walk at The Habitat Penang Hill, Penang
Spanning 230 meters in length, The Habitat Penang Hill is home to the Langur Way Canopy Walks, which is the world's highest-altitude Stressed Ribbon Bridge. Don't worry, it's a non-strenuous activity that the whole family can enjoy!
Not only will you be able to experience all the layers of the 130 million-year-old rainforest - from the dusky forest floor to the vibrant, leafy canopies, but you can also get an up-close and personal view of the various flora and fauna that is present in Penang Hill’s richly biodiverse forest! While you're here, check out the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, which is the highest public viewing point on the island.
: RM55 per adult, RM35 per child (4-17 years old), Free for kids below 3 years old
: Open daily; 8.30AM-6PM (last entry at 4.30PM)
: Jalan Stesen, Bukit Bendera Air Itam, 11500 Penang, Pulau Pinang
6. KL Forest Eco Park, Kuala Lumpur
When you're visiting Kuala Lumpur, it’s easy to be distracted by the KL Tower to even notice a lush forest reserve right in its front yard. Previously known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park
is where the local urbanites go for an afternoon of forest freshness.
Surrounded by modern buildings, this forest reserve is the last patch of tropical rainforest left in the city, which makes it even more special. Make the best out of your daytime visit by strolling on the canopy walk. Not only will you get a treetop view of the KL Tower, but the lucky ones can also catch sightings of monkeys, birds, and wild insects!
Entrance fee (KL Forest Eco Park)
: RM10 per person (Malaysians), RM40 per person (non-Malaysians)
: Open daily; 7AM-6PM
: Lot 240, Jln Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
7. Poring Canopy Walkway, SabahCredit: amrufm on Flickr
Begin your journey from the registration area of Poring Canopy Walk where you can enjoy a 30-minute hike to the Canopy Walk. While the trail is easy for beginners, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes at all times. Once you arrived, head to the top of Pondok Manggis tower where you can take your first step on the Canopy Walk. It can only accommodate up to 6 people at a time, so you may need to wait for your turn during peak hours. Spanning over 175 meters in length, take it slow and walk on the suspended bridge while admiring the scenic rainforest around you.
: RM3 per adult (Malaysians) and RM5 per adult (non-Malaysians)
: Open daily; 8AM-6PM
: 5, Jalan Poring, 89300 Ranau, Sabah
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