The Ulu Langat region can be called the "backyard" of Kuala Lumpur. Within easy reach of this bustling metroplis, there are several recreational forests (Hutan Lipur) and some attractive waterfalls. One of these Recreational Forests is Hutan Lipur Perdik.
From Kg Ulu Langat you follow the road north to Pangsun. Don't follow the signs to the Gabai fall, but keep straight, until a junction with a signboard for Kg Hulu Perdik. Follow this small road until the end, where you can park your car. During our last visit we noticed a few new, but uninhabited O.A houses, built in the traditional way, without nails.
Entrance of the Hutan Lipur Perdik
A clear signboard
New, but uninhabited Orang Asli houses
A clear trail follows the small stream, which you have to cross three times. The trail is quite level. You will pass nice bamboo forests on your way.
A clear trail
Nice bamboo forest
Cross this stream three times
After the third river crossing the trail starts to climb rather steeply. It will lead to the main fall, but there is a lower fall, which you can reach by following the river after the crossing. There are vague traces of a trail, partly you will just follow the stream. It will lead you in a short time to the lower Perdik fall.
Following the river after the third crossing
The lower Perdik Fall
Nice rock face
We did not try to scramble up from this lower fall, but backtracked to the river crossing and followed the path uphill, to the upper fall. The rock face is imposing, but the flow of water is not very big, except after heavy rain. There is a small pool, more for wading than for swimming. The surroundings are unspoilt
The upper Perdik fall
Another beautiful rock face
With a small pool
Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety
Just went there today on 18th march 2012, due to the aftermath of heavy downpour weeks ago, some of the bridge is damages or collapse . while hiking up the trail is still possible, lots of debris and can be tricky. as for the GUIDE to go, there seems to have some changes in the sigh board.. will post up some picture after i get some update.
Sounds and looks relaxing! Must go!
hi, my name is Paun. i would like to ask. 1.r we keep the stream on left hand side then cross the stream near the parking area? 2.is that suitable to wear hiking shoe or hiking sandle? thx to reply into my mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
Went to the fall, on the the first day of 2010. the lower part was very crowded with families bathing and having their picnic there. They all seem a happy lot despite the amount of junk and and rubbish all around there. walk up to the upper fall. we missed the lower one (i don t know how we managed that). The upper fall was very nice, refreshing and peacefull, there were just us there, although we were not the first to pass there in 2010, as someone had very kindly already left there the newspaper of the day, there was also an earlier edition (December) and obviously, the everlasting plastic bags and bottles and cracker wrappers. To be honest nothing compare to the lower part (i.e. the junk was still manageable). So to celebrate the new year, we took one of the plastic bag and collected what junk was around the upper fall and a bit more on our way down till tyhe bag was full (which did not took too long). Back in KL the newspapers got really handy to lite the bbq. Anyway it is one way we enviro-friendly can all contribute maybe to keep the top part of this nice waterfall relatively junk and rubbish free. For the dirty and shameless crowd the task would be even easier: just carry your own rubbish back home. Hey it s the new year, i can still be hopefull...
Wish 2010 brings us all rivers of happiness and cascades of fun and some respect for the nature and those who like it.
Juz went there 2day...nice place with lest crowd...haf alook at d pic http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=154557233039&v=info#/group.php?gid=154557233039&v=wall
Made a visit and they have started charging a nominal fee to enter now; RM2 + RM1 if u drive in. According to the official letter which they showed to me, it was for the upkeep of the place. I dont mind if they really did and giving them the benefit of doubt that they do clean up the mess left by inconsiderate visitors.
I did not see any Orang Asli huts there. Presume it has been removed. Nonetheless it was very quiet and waters were cool and clear. One can only hope that the Malaysian mentality will change by taking out the trash they bring in.
I was there recently and saw that the huts build for video shooting. Very nice and nice for photography.
I was at Perdik Fall yesterday as one of the participant of AmBank eco challenge. The fall was along the trail and we approached it from the right side (facing the fall), right next to it. Water volume was ok, probably coz it rained the night before.
You can also trek to the upper fall. The fall is made up of 2 levels. No pool in the middle but the fall sort of level off on rather flat surface before continuing its tumble down to the lower fall (as in the pic in the website). To trek up, one would need to go downstream for abt 50 metres to the 3rd river crossing (on your right with fall behind you). There is a track that goes up on the right hand side after you have scramble up the river bank. Very clear and moderately steep trail. I have yet to see a waterfall that has split level before and it is an amazing sight. The upper fall looks really tall (almost vertical rock face) but was too absorbed in swallowing raw bitter guard (one of the check point test!) to estimate the height!
But please take care coz if flash flood occurs, the water can really wash you off down to the lower fall. So, pls watch out.
Just a note for waterfall explorers and stream waders.
If you go down to the fishing shop beside the police station in Kepong, you will find wading shoes designed for trout fishermen.
You will notice they have carbide tips and or felt soles attached.
You can walk up green slimy rocks with impunity with these. They come either in shoes or wellington type jobs.
Of course all made in china for us market. Fairly inexpensive.
Better than busting your tailbone.