1. Durian Perangin Waterfall
Durian Perangin is a 14-tier waterfall, which means that you can view different sections of the falls at various altitude levels. Each section of the fall is wonderful and most having formed a natural pool at its base where you can choose to take a dip or swim. The water is clean and crystal clear in all the pools.
The Durian Perangin waterfall is just 16 km from Kuah town. You could either drive there in a rented car or get a cab ride there. There are food stalls and shops located at the car park of the waterfall, so you can get some refreshments for your hike or picnic, or some swimming gear if you had not come prepared.
2. Alur Naga Waterfall
This is a small waterfall on the top of Gunung Jerai (Mount Jerai). This waterfall is a part of a long stream that have waterfalls, but this particular location is unique. The dripping water, the cave and the pool created a mysterious atmosphere.
The Alur Naga fall is located almost at the top of the mountain, about 900 meter above sea level. Access is easy because there is a road lead from Gurun to the Gunung Jerai Regency resort. Just before you reach the resort, the trail starts to the right. Located about 200 m from the chalet, you have to go up and down a hill using the easily seen jungle track
3. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh means “place of seven wells” and is so named because of the beautiful pools that have formed as the waterfall cascades down the side of Mount Chingcang. The waterfall is a popular one and attracts many visitors. When you want to visit the ‘wells’, you have to climb up a steep, well-maintained trail to the top of the waterfall.
The entrance to the well-kept park is near the famous Cable Car Station. From the car park you follow the road until a signboard where the right trail climbs steeply up to the actual wells. The left trail leads to the fall.
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4. Bukit Hijau Waterfall
Bukit Hijau is the biggest waterfall in Kedah. Situated in a forest reserve, it is a beautiful combination of a forest park, a multilevel waterfall and a clear water stream. There are five levels of waterfall that you can enjoy. The fourth level is really high and the pool is deep, so you have to be cautious of this one.
If you are coming from North-South Highway (PLUS), you should exit at the Butterworth – Grik Highway and head towards Grik. Follow the highway all the way towards the east. Some 45 km from Butterworth, you should see the signboard to Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest. Turn right at the traffic lights. You will travel another 12 km from the junction to the park following the signboards all the way.
5. Lata Bayu Waterfall
This waterfall is the second biggest in the state. A multi level waterfall, created by a stream flowing out from the uphill forest. There is a park with walkways, benches and rest huts. Lata Bayu is a popular destination, and can be crowded during weekends, but on weekdays it is a nice and quiet spot.
Lata Bayu located in the district of Baling, Kedah. A few km outside Baling there is a clearly signposted road, leading to the falls. Follow this road for about 10 km. Turn right at a junction and continue for another 3 km.
6. Badak Fall
Although Badak Fall itself is not spectacular, but the surroundings are very scenic. It is a good place to relax during weekend as not many locals know about this place since it is an abandoned park.
Hutan Lipur Sungai Badak is also known as Hutan Lipur Batu Hampar. Use trunk road no.1 from Gurun town towards the north, and turn into road no. K605. Drive till the end of the road. Not many locals know about this place since it is an abandoned park. There is a road becomes a single track, laid along the Sungai Badak. Just follow it towards the upper stream. After about 15 min walking , you will enter the Hutan Lipur Sungai Badak.
7. Batu Hampar Yan Waterfall
Batu Hampar Waterfalls are not spectacular but the stream is nice and quite. It is a nice place to spend a lazy day and there is a small fall, but a nice big pool. Batu Hampar Waterfall is a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
Hutan Lipur Batu Hampar located at the west side of Gurun Mountain, about 5km from the nearest town, Yan. Use road no. K455, turn right at the junction with Jalan Seri Perigi-Titi Hayun. Go south till the park.
8. Lata Mengkuang
Lata Mengkuang is highly recommended when you are travelling in this remote part of Kedah. There are several places where you can take a nice shower. After the cascades there is one almost vertical fall with a nice pool.
Lata Mengkuang is located about 13 km from Sik town via Sik-Baling road no. K10. Along the journey to the waterfall, you will be passing through the country road towards the remote villages. After Kampung Keda Bendang Man, soon you will reach the Lata Mengkuang Recreation Park.
9. Air Terjun Junjong
Located in Junjong and is about 14 kilometres from Kulim Town. The lower part of the park has been landscaped, with pools and bridges. The main fall is not spectacular, but attractive.
A path leads along the main fall upstream to more cascades and waterfalls, which have not been developed and therefore are more quiet.
From Kulim it’s only a 15 km drive. Coming from the NS highway, take exit 158 direction Simpang Ampat. From there take the direction of Kulim until you reach the K145. There are sign boards to the waterfall.
10. Serdang Falls
Serdang Falls is indeed a recommended weekend retreat, adding to the list of free things to do in Kedah and neighboring states. If you’re adventurous enough, head on with no expectation. The main fall that requires a fair bit of hike along the river is stunning. There are at least a handful of stilted wooden shade, most lies at the edge of the river flow. Good for a large family to sit down for snacking or the young ones to catch some naps while the older children splashing in water. There are a few shelters and a footpath follows the stream. It is a pleasant place for a relaxed Sunday afternoon.
The Batu Hampar Recreational Park is located near Serdang, about 15 km from Selama. Use the North-South highway and exit at Jawi, follow through the country road P138 then P161 and K906. After Anisani Resort, Serdang Fall is less than 5 minutes away.