The trail is relatively easy except for the river crossings. Relatively leech free on land (depends on weather I guess) but 2 of us picked up the freeloading hitch hikers when crossing the rivers. One for me and 2 for the Mat Salleh. Poor ulu kampong suckers never tasted Guinness fuelled blood before. Hehe!
GavOloon getting rid of his little blood sucking hitchhikers.
A Chiling Waterfall lizard chilling in the sun.
Some Chiling River bug that looks like the bastard love child of a roach and a scorpion chilling in a stream.
Chiling River Rocks! ;)
A balak chilling by the river.
Actually the entire hike up the Chiling River Fish Sanctuary is an experience of it's own. Not just thinking of the waterfall as the sole target of the trip. The river crossings, crossing jungle terrain and then jumping into the pool at the waterfall. The water fall itself is peaceful (depending if there are other groups about and there is much to see. Butterflies flit among overhanging ferns as the spray from the pounding waterfall spread out among the rays of the early morning sun that breaks through the thick canopy of trees above.
Breakfast or lunch in quaint KKB town is also a must. Or if you're familiar with the territory head to Ulu Yam for makan.
The place is open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Open from 8am to 6pm.
Info call - Selangor Fisheries at 03-55190169 or 03-551 90170.
Getting there : Take the scenic trunk road via Batu Caves/Batu Dam/Ulu Yam road or turn off at the Batang Kali exit if you're on the North South Higway and look out for signs to KKB. The hike up to the falls is about 50 minutes to an hour (one way).Go HERE for Google Map reference to Kuala Kubu Baru. After hitting KKB town just keep driving straight ahead and the entrance is about 15 minutes after the dam (depending on your speed la)
On the way back we stopped over at the Sungai Selangor Dam for a quick 'pit stop'. Nice.