Most Popular Hiking Trails in Port Dickson
Published January 8, 2021
True hiking enthusiasts are always seeking new challenging trails that would allow them to escape from the city and be lost (figuratively off course) in the wonders that Mother Nature has to offer along the path, and ultimately at the end of the hike. Being geographically rich, Malaysia is not lacking in beautiful hiking spots, amazing hiking trails that allow you to see sides of Malaysia that you don’t get to see every day.
For those living in the Klang Valley and nearby, Port Dickson would be a great place to explore for hiking, with well-known Malaysian hiking places like Tanjung Tuan Port Dickson, which is famous for its forest hiking route trailhead to Bukit Batu Putih, Port Dickson, to a bit further over to Gunung Datuk where you can find one of the more challenging hiking trails in Malaysia. The most popular Port Dickson hiking place however, is definitely Bukit Batu Putih, Port Dickson.
Bukit Batu Putih Trail, Tanjung Tuan Port Dickson
This considerably easy hiking trail in Port Dickson Malaysia is perfect for beginners or those who are looking for a short but nonetheless scenic hiking spot in Port Dickson. This hidden gem in Tanjung Tuan Port Dickson is family friendly as even younger kids can easily complete this short hike.
There are six known trails to choose from: forest trail, Dutch Well trail, Monkey Bay trail, Vantage Point trail, Pulau Intan Trail, and Bukit Batu Putih Port Dickson trail, all promise equally stunning views but entirely different experiences depending on your expectations. At the end of this uphill trail, this Malaysian hiking spot unveils a beautiful cliff view of the ocean that only those who persevere will have a chance to savour.
1. Forest Trail
This one-kilometre long route offers you a view to the amazing flora and fauna preserved in the Tanjung Tuan Port Dickson forest reserve.
Looping through a virgin coastal rainforest, this forest trail is ideal for beginners, allowing them to spot interesting plant life and the possibility of silver leaf monkeys and resident raptor sightings.
2. Dutch Well Trail
This Port Dickson hiking trail descends to a secluded beach area where what remains of the Old Dutch Well, a Mystical Well and what’s claimed to be Hang Tuah’s footprint can be found.
3. Monkey Bay Trail
This Port Dickson hiking trail leads down a serene, untouched beach through a rather steep and slippery route that is luckily roped on one side for safety.
Steep, slippery and formidable looking, Monkey Bay trail is a challenging hiking trail for adventurous novices and leads down to a quiet, unspoiled beach. It is also a haven for specialised plant life such as Mengkuang Last and Sea Hibiscus and intertidal life such as bivalves, gastropods and edible algae like sea grapes.
4. Vantage Point Trail
This pleasant and leafy Port Dickson hiking trail is wider and shaded by a canopy of tall trees, and leads up to a vantage point with a mesmerizing view across the crescent shaped bay of Bukit Batu Putih Port Dickson.
5. Pulau Intan Trail
This Port Dickson hiking trail leads down towards the deserted Pulau Intan, a small rocky peninsula that gets cut off from the mainland during high tide, where you find gorgeous uninhabited sandy beaches.
Hidden on the far side of Cape Rachado lighthouse is a trail that lead towards Pulau Intan, a small rocky peninsula that becomes cut off from the mainland when the tide rises. Head to the right side of the island to splash around in a gorgeous sandy beach.
6. Bukit Batu Putih Port Dickson Trail
Atop Bukit Batu Putih Port Dickson’s quartz ridge, lies the Tanjung Tuan PD hiking trail which offers a breathtaking view along the coast of Tanjung Tuan Port Dickson that you’d never known existed. Be rewarded at the end of this short Port Dickson hiking trail with a view of the striking blue bays of the Straits of Malacca stretching towards the Sumatra islands.
- Getting to this Port Dickson hiking trail: Bukit Batu Putih Port Dickson is around 34 minutes’ drive away from Lexis Port Dickson.
- Duration of Tanjung Tuan PD Hike: Around 1 hour for a return trip.
- Entrance fee to Tanjung Tuan Port Dickson: RM1 for adults and free entry for kids.
- Things to bring: Mosquito patches and insect repellent, drinking water, snacks, water-proof bag for your phone and camera.
Can’t wait to explore all the unique hiking trails that Bukit Batu Putih Port Dickson has to offer? Visit our official site or book your stay at the nearby Lexis Port Dickson which is around just a 30-minute drive away and head over to Bukit Batu Putih around 5:00pm so that you may hike to the top just in time to take in the amazing Port Dickson sunset!