Kionsom Fall

State Sabah
LocationKampung Kobuni Ulu Kionsom, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu
Coordinates and map N5 58.32 E116 12.52
Water SourceSungai Kionsom
Waterfall ProfileCascade & near vertical fall
AccessibilityRecreation Park

Kionsom Fall,located at Inanam, is the nearest waterfall to Kota Kinabalu City, about 25 kms or a 30-40 minutes drive from the town. The waterfall is famous among the locals and can be crowded especially during weekends & holidays. When you come from Kota Kinabalu city, just follow the directions to Inanam. In Inanam you take right at the roundabout to Jalan Kionsom. At the end of this road, just after the Mari Mari cultural village, you will find the waterfall park.

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The signboard near the entrance to Mari-Mari cultural village.

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Car park and stalls near the entrance

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Ticket booth. Pay your entrance fee here.

The waterfall has four main tiers of different types. The first and second tier are easyly accessible by using a cemented path. The third fall is inaccessible. To go to the last tier, you have to scramble up the slope. Be careful of every step, the rocks and roots can be very slippery.

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The first tier has a fan shape

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The second tier

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To the upper tier

The narrow path is clear unless some part is blocked by the fallen trunk. Other than that, it's easy to follow. When you see the fall from the slope, try to find a route to go down to the stream, there is an obvious route. Hold tight at the tree roots and scramble down the steep slope slowly.

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A narrow path

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The upper tier

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Seen from a distance

Following the narrow jungle trail further upstream, you will find some mini cascades and an abandoned hanging bridge.

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

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