The Trong Falls

State Perak
LocationNear Trong
Coordinates and map N04 41.52' E100 45.31'
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileVertical Falls
AccessibilitySteep steps down from carpark. For upper fall jungle trekking required

Rural Malaysia
The small village of Trong is located about 16 km south of Taiping on the road to Beruas. From there a small road leads in 6km to the waterfall. The condition of this road is reasonable.

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There is no sign board for the waterfall itself, but there is a sign for the water treatment plant.

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In this region many beautiful Malay houses can be found.

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At this fork you must keep right

The river flows in a deeply eroded ravine. You can hear the water but not see it. The jungle around is attractive and unspoilt.

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In the last part, the road becomes worse, but remains passable. It ends at small parking lot.

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From the parking a flight of steps leads down to the waterfall

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In the bottom part of the steps you must be careful, as the steps are slippery and no longer level.

After climbing down the steps, there is a beautiful waterfall

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The steps end at the remains of what must have been a water catchment. From here the waterfall is visible.

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The water falls in two steps. In the background the main fall can be seen

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The smaller fall looks almost manmade, but is a natural one

A powerful fall with a beautiful pool

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The Trong fall is a very attractive waterfall, almost vertical, and with a huge pool, very suitable for swimming and bathing. The fall is so powerful that a perpetual mist is formed above the pool.
Because its location, deep in the ravine, there are no places for camping

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From the parking place, a trail continues, but we had no time to explore where it leads. It will be interesting to explore the river further upstream.

Update 16-7-2006: Upper Trong Fall

The trail from the parking place leads in about 1-1.5 hour to the Upper Trong Fall. This is jungle trekking, be prepared for leeches. Generally the trail is clear, you can always hear the sound of the river on your left.

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On your way you pass majestic palm trees.

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If this scares you, you can also climb down the small ravine.

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A beautiful dipterocarp giant

The Upper Trong Fall is taller and more inposing than the Lower one. The pool is deep and the water is clear. A very unspoilt place. Keep it that way!

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From far away you can hear the fall already.

A nearly vertical fall

The pool in front of the fall is really impressive

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


Raz 30-10-2011
There is a group of highly experienced jungle trekkers and survival experts that regularly bring trekkers to the surrounding jungles of this are as well as to the upper reaches of this waterfalls, conducting jungle survival courses over a few days. Try either of these websites www.jungleschool.com or www.jungleschool.com.my - always good to trek into the jungles with people with survival skills rather than the usual experienced trekkers whom have no survival skills. Just my 2 cents worth of advice from an military person.
amin 17-02-2011
on december 2009, i went to this waterfall. it was really beautiful yet a lil bit dangerous bcause there are pipes which i dont know was functioning or not. it is also dangerous for those who could not swim.the road was also challenging and you got to be patient to reach there. feel free to hv a look at the pictures that was snap on that day. http://1dboyzphotoconner.shutterfly.com/962
Dick 28-09-2010
18 Sep 2010 Great place, beautiful jungle whose attractions include a palm with huge leafs over 1 meter long and large trees. Paths are not marked or easy to find. But itís primary jungle and easy to walk under the canopy, except near the stream. We never found the upper falls described here because we made the mistake of crossing the river. Jan later told me the path briefly disappears there, but if you keep the river on your left you can find a watercourse which leads into the path. We hiked in the jungle for 2 hours and assumed we had past the upper falls so we turned back, but our guess was wrong. River trekking here too hard since there are drops, rapids, and big boulders to negotiate. We argued whether Trong, sometimes spelled Terong, was derived from terung, which means eggplant. The statue of purple eggplant in front of the police station indicates it might.
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