Lata Medang

State Selangor
LocationNear Kg Pertak
Coordinates and map N 03 32.44' E 101 45.20'
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileNear Vertical fall
AccessibilityTrekking

When you drive from Kuala Kubu Bharu to Fraser's Hill, you will see, just after the Selangor Reservoir, a side road leading to Kg Pertak. Follow this road,through the village and park your car where the road becomes bad. There is a footbridge across a small stream. Follow the trail until you reach the ramshackle bridge over the Sg Luit. Just after this bridge the trail forks, choose either one, they join again.

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The Selangor Reservoir near KKB

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Crossing Sg Luit

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A clear trail

A few hundred meter after the Luit crossing there is a fork, where you keep left. The right trail leads to Bukit Kutu. Follow the trail along the river, you will pass an nice waterfall (Lata Jebus). After about 1.5 km there is another fork. Here you keep right, the left trail keeps following the Luit river.

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Keep left here. The right trail leads to Bukit Kitu

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Lata Jebus, one of the Sg Luit falls

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Keep right. The left trail leads to the Sg Luit falls

You leave now the Sg Luit valley, and climb up the ridge between this river and Sg Rinting. Some steep stretches, but the trail is clear and well maintained by the Temuar for access to their gardens. Only a pity that it is also used by local bikers, so some parts are heavily eroded.

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The trail is well maintained by the Temiar

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Just before reaching Lubuk Mecu another fall

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Admiring Lubuk Mecu

From the trail head it will take about 2 hours (6 km) to reach Lubuk Mecu. A huge pool invites you to take a refreshing bath. There is another fall just below Mecu, also with a nice pool. And Lata Medang is only 200 m further upstream. Keep to the left of Mecu, and you will find vague trails, or just trek the river, depending on the water flow. Do NOT take a trail to the left, just before you reach Mecu, it continues uphill and does not lead to Medang.

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With a beautiful pool

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Perfect for a nice bath

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Some light river trekking

The Medang fall is quite impressive. To reach the upper tier, you must cross the river. This will not always be easy/possible, as the current can be strong! Be careful. And leave only footprints, these falls are still unspoilt, keep it that way

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Lata Medang

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Upper part of the Medang fall

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The WoM marker

Here is a video of Lata Medang:

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


Herbert 04-07-2014
Sorry that I missed your comment. No incidence have been reported after. Just try not to park to far in where is near to the metal bridge.
zy 11-04-2014
Is the car window problem solved after communication of NGO Pertubuhan Pencinta Air Terjun Selangor with relevant authorities?
I am thinking to have a camping trip at Lata Medang but i worry if the car window being smash by people.

Herbert 21-01-2014
Was here on Sunday morning and saw a few cars windows broken. So far only happen to parking overnight there. So be careful. Our NGO Pertubuhan Pencinta Air Terjun Selangor will take this to the relevant authorities to find a solution to this.
Vernian 07-06-2013
Have been to Medang twice in 2 weeks. Albeit the weather changes very rapidly although KKB clocks the lowest rainfall throughout the month of May till Sept. Pretty straight forward hike: Be weary of honey bees at Medang.
ayienz 30-05-2013
the most magnificient waterfall ever. trekking will take almost 2hrs. use road to bukit kutu, after crossing the 2nd bridge(half collapse bridge) turn left.then walk again about 30mins, turn right. track is not diff at the 1st phase, but getting harder at 2nd phase. campsite is at lubuk meka. and later walk to the left of lubuk meka waterfall to lata medang. its around 5-10mins trekking. to many leeches, and the view is awesome and nice.
haziq 22-01-2013
Manage to find the waterfall. Love the Lubuk Mecu pool so much. Crystal clear and very cold indeed. Video as usual :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBFIa9U6QU&feature=youtu.be
DonHamidon 21-11-2012
I went to the waterfall (Medang) last Saturday. From the parking lot (gravel road before the bridge), it took the 2 of us about 1 hour 45 minutes to get there, with a 10-min break included. The climb was tough as parts of the trek were slippery due to the motorcycle tyre marks. Some parts of the climb were also steep. I had help in not losing my way by saving some of the photos posted here, especially the forked paths and some landmarks. The waterfall is worth the hard climb, and I am sure to be back there. Unfortunately, the weather changed from sunny to cloudy within 5 minutes. I quickly made my way down and soon it started to rain, making the descent difficult. It took me 1 hr 30 mins to get back to the parking lot.. Make sure to bring a raincoat and to waterproof your backpack.. The pool is deep enough to swim around.. as usual, be wary of changing conditions, especially signs of rain upstream.. otherwise, enjoy this beautiful waterfall...
roocarroll 09-07-2012
After the fork for Sg Luit there is another fork a little way up the trail. Keep left at this one. The rest of the trail is clear to Mecu. We didnt make it to Medang. We took the trail on the left of Mecu (not the one before it) and eventually came to a fork in the trail. The trail on the right leads to the river but no falls. The trail on the left peters out at a gorge. I wanted to try to go back to the river again and try to trek up the left bank but it started to rain and we decided to turn back. It would be useful to bring a parang. There are lots of branches across the trail and some heavy clumps of bamboo that block the trail.
roocarroll 09-07-2012
Ive just come back from (almost) Medang. We never found it. The trek is the most difficult Ive done so far. It takes about 3 hours (I think) from the trail head and there are quiet a few leeches in the jungle. The trail after Mecu is very tough going with a lot of fallen bamboo to climb over or crawl under.
ckchoo 13-05-2012
Dear all the pros, can I track to Lata Medang and back, without camping overnight? If I bring my son 13 years old will it be too difficult for a kid? I am interested to join anyone/group planning to go there. My email ck_choo@stencil-works.com
Ace 02-05-2012
Hi Khairil, can I have your contact details? Wanna ask about direction and etc because I also planing to overnight there. Sorry to trouble you. My email is matthew.max87@gmail.com
khairil 27-02-2012
bro cyclop, did u notice the fork in the picture(which has 2 person)..take the right and u will find another fork, take left, from there its another 2 hr, u have to cross 2 wooden (small) bridge, u also have to pass few landslide area, more like mountain hiking, a friend of mine also notice few footprint with claws.. dont turn back until u reach Lubuk Mecu..
cyclop 22-02-2012
last weeknd wanna go to lata medang but failed la... we took the left fork as de right fork will lead to bkt kutu but end up crossng river and donno where to go after dat.... left fork need to ascend a bit while the right flat surface but both of them seem to be bushy la.... which one shud i folow... or are we lost coz we dont came across lata jebus... help me plez coz planng to go there diz weeknd..
khairil 05-02-2012
Just return from Lata Medang trip today, one night camp at Lubuk Mecu.. very nice place..actually after reached the Y junction (with the 2 people in the picture)there will be another fork , and we took left...it took 2hrs of treking n hiking to reach Lubuk Mecu..overall it took about 4hrs to reach Lubuk Mecu. Anyway we fail to go to Medang because after crossing Lubuk Mecu, the trek is not clear, after 50m can see many man-made no entry..and there is a part got fallen bamboo which looks dark and gloomy..so we decide not to go to Medang
St0Ne 20-01-2012
anyone got the GPS trail or track log for this site?..pls email to st0ne_ips@yahoo[dot]com ...TQ
bineus 02-01-2012
Found the beautiful lata medang based on website instructions, thanks. Want to add that as.u leave the sg.luit valley n climb the ridge between the river n sg.rinting, there is another fork where u take left.. also, upper falls of medang is accessible via some vague trails on the left ie. no need cross rivers. As we ended our hike, big families were doing Bbq etc. at trail head area. a terrible shame as rubbish was shrewn eveywhere.
khairil 27-12-2011
Hello admin, I was wondering if this place suitable for camping? Advice please..
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