After sharing the TOP 10 Waterfalls in Selangor, I decided to share a series of waterfalls article in different states and this time is about Perak. Here’s the list of TOP 10 Waterfalls in Perak for your viewing pleasure. (Ranking has no particular order)
1. Batu Berangkai Waterfall
Batu Berangkai Waterfall is one of the most beautiful tourist destination in Perak which is situated about 2.5 km from Kampar town. The fast-flowing water is crystal clear. A short climb away, picnickers will chance upon puddles and pools formed in between rocks. On the way there, you will pass alongside Masjid Al Nur Kampar and enjoy traditional Malay and indigeneous villages in the Taman Ros residential area. Tourists can enjoy natural splendor as well as swim, picnic or camp with their families.
A 45 minute walk from the Yau Kee restaurant in Kampar (famous for its Roti Ayam) will bring you there. If you come by car from KL, you turn right to Kg Batu Berangkai, just before the Bomba. From this junction it is less than 2 km to the fall. You will pass an Orang Asli village on your way.
2. Geruntum Fall
Geruntum Fall is located at Gopeng, an old town of Perak. It requires good driving skill to access to the fall as the road is narrow and dangerous. There are lots of things can do at the waterfall such as having a picnic, swimming, fishing and team building. It is a nice place for swimming and the views are also very captivating. Geruntum Falls offers a 20 metre single drop which is ideal for those who wish to try waterfall abseiling. For those with fear of height, this exercise may provide the ultimate test of courage while for others it is just a walk in the park. Whichever category you are, be assured that your safety will be the upmost priority of the team of professional around you.
To reach the fall, you follow the road from Gopeng to Ulu Geroh for about seven km. Take left, just before a river crossing. Follow the road for about three km. You will reach a few stalls, where you can park your car.
3. Lata Perahu
The waterfall is located in pristine surroundings. It is not a particularly tall fall, but it has an attractive classical ‘horse-tail’ shape and the water flow is substantial. A big pool invites to a relaxing bath. Lata Perahu is about 25 km from Kuala Kangsar, on the new road to Gerik, a signboard directs you to the Perahu waterfall. Follow the small tar road until its end, about 1 km and park your car there. From here a trail of about 500 meter leads to the waterfall.
4. Gepai Falls
The water is crystal clear and cool. Although the stream is a small one, the waterfall looks powerful because the water is foced through a narrow opening in the rocks.The waterfall is not signposted but well known with the locals, so it can be crowded in weekends. From the carpark you can cross the stream on a small bridge. This bridge is a favourite spot to dive down in the cool, clear water below.
To reach the Gepai Waterfall, you take the Bidor exit of the North-South Expressway.Just before reaching Bidor, turn right into a small road, Jalan Paku. This road passes farmland and a Chinese cemetery, crosses under the Expressway and ends after about 6 km at a the waterfall. You can park your car here.
5. Buntong Falls
Buntong Fall is a small fall, but with a nice pool. The trail continues at the left side of the fall, you will pass two more tiers, the last one with a dam.
Buntong Fall is located at the foothills of the Kledang Range, just beside the Ipoh-Lumut Expressway. It is only a walking distance from Buntong Jaya or Taman Buntong Ria. Coming from the Jelapang toll, take the expressway to Lumut. After about 8 km you will pass a petrol station. Now drive slowly. There are several dirt roads to the right. Take the THIRD one, counting from the petrol station.
6. Lata Ulu Chepor
This is area is suitable for taking fresh air, relaxing and for a picnic during weekends. Facilities such as camp site, multi-purpose hall, pray hall and bathroom are provided for visitors who want to have a long stay or who want to carry out educational and recreational activities. The park is well maintained and clearly signposted on the trunk road. There is also downhill track route if you are adventurous.
Lata Ulu Chepor (Kawasan Perkelahan Kg. Ulu Chepor) is located just 10km from Ipoh City and the place is surrounded by hills cloaked in a verdant tropical rainforest. The park can be reached by using Chemor Road (Route A1) near the Ipoh Utara Toll Plaza.
7. Lata Iskandar
From Tapah heading towards Cameron Highlands, the journey will always make us dizzy. Therefore, Lata Iskandar Waterfall is always like a check point before checking in to Cameron Highlands. You may just want some fresh air, some food, rushing to the toilet or simply just a stop with some good view.
At the bottom of the cascades a small bridge permits to cross the stream. Wading pools are a good place for families to bath their children, organise picnics and enjoy holiday trip in all possible ways. Cemented steps to the right side of the fall lead to the top of the cascade.
8. Bukit Jana Fall
The Bukit Jana Fall is a baby size fall and it is known among the locals, hot picnic spot during weekends. From Kuala Lumpur take the North South Expressway, then Exit 148 Taiping Utara. Follow the road for 9km and turn left to A4. After 1km, turn right on Jalan Bukit Jana, and follow this road until the end. The golf course is at your left. After passing the barrier, you walk aling the stream and you will reach the waterfall after about 100 meter. The water is very clear. The trail continues until the remains of a water catchment.
9. Air Hitam Falls
The fall is impressive, especially after rain. Be careful, however, the rocks are slippery and the current is strong. The trail continues after the main fall, after a while you will reach a confluence of two rivers, with nice cascades.From Kuala Lumpur take the North South Expressway. Exit 148 Taiping Utara. Follow the road for 9km to Kamunting and turn left to the A4 and after that the A5. Follow this road for another 22km to Kg Jelai and turn right on the A206.
10. Lata Kinjang
The main attraction of Lata Kinjang is the multi-tiered waterfall that cascades for 100m down the side of the mountain. It is also called Eco-Forest Park Lata Kinjang. Lata Kinjang is one of the highest waterfall in South East Asia as the whole falls at Lata Kinjang is said to total 850m (2850ft) in height.
Lata Kinjang is located in Bukit Tapah Forest Reserve, 18km from Tapah, a small town in Perak which you may heard its name by PLUS expressway’s RSA which more known as R&R Tapah. You may see the waterfall on the right from the highway if you are going north. Follow the signboards to Chenderiang. Past this village the road to the falls is clearly indicated. At the end of this raod, there are hawker stalls and you can park your car.