The best waterfalls in Cameron Highlands are especially nice in the rainy season. They have a few cascades and cool rock pools at the bottom.
This will leave you at peace with the sounds of flowing water in your ears.
So take note of these waterfalls in Cameron Highlands for some sightseeing in nature!
1. Robinson Falls
At Tanah Rata, Robinson Falls is accessible via a short yet scenic forest track.
Here, there are flowing crescents of white waves plunging into a rock pool of decent depth.
While the hike is easy and with average fitness, you should complete the hike within 10 minutes:
There are actually many trails within the jungle that will lead you to the waterfall.
Hence, be sure to do some research on which route to take if you desire an easier (or tougher trail). The shortest route takes around 15 minutes to walk via trail 9.
The man-made path is very slippery after recent rain so do be very careful.
Note: The entry point for the easy trail 9 route is right beside Animal Feeding Rainbow Garden
After marveling at the waterfall and indulging in a photo-taking session:
You can either exit the forest or explore deeper to reach the peak of Gunung Berembun.
Note: If you smell something bad in the air, it’s most likely fertilizer from farming further upstream.
- Location: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Contact: +60132679357
2. Lata Iskandar Waterfall Cameron Highland
25 kilometers before Ringlet town:
Lata Iskandar Waterfall features a majestic drop as high as 25 meters. The water plummets into a pool of water at the base of the waterfall.
Several tiers of granite slopes form the foundation of this cascading waterfall. Before it narrows down to a stream of wading depth.
Over the weekends, the Lata Iskandar waterfall attracts tourists and local visitors. With many congregating under the natural and chilling shower of water!
The rocky ledges are also a popular perching spot for a picture-perfect opportunity. Be careful where you put your feet!
It’s not uncommon to spot tourist buses parked along the main road by this waterfall. Because Lata Iskandar Waterfall is a very popular attraction in Cameron Highlands.
Besides the waterfall, there are many native-run (I.e. orang asli) stalls in the same area.
You can buy tribal handicrafts, herbs, ethnic souvenirs, and tropical fruits. As well as natural aphrodisiacs straight from the jungle.
- Location: Exit 59, 35000 Tapah, Perak
- Contact: +6054011402
3. Taman Eko Rimba Parit Falls
Getting to the Taman Eko Rimba Parit Falls involves a picturesque hike. The hike takes you across paved walking trails with unique flora and fauna to discover along the way.
This waterfall in Cameron Highlands 1km from Tanah Rata town in a forest reserve. Here there are also designated camping spaces, public toilets, and even a mini café.
Read more about the best camping and glamping places in Cameron Highlands.
Although Taman Eko Rimba Parit Falls was once a glorious place to picnic:
It has lost its luster over the years due to overflowing rubbish. And poor maintenance of facilities.
Authorities have cordoned off the area to clear the rubbish. And refurbish its dilapidated state, and improve the nearby hiking trails.
- Location: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Contact: +6093551060
4. Lubuk Timah Fall
Not in Cameron Highlands per se:
Lubuk Timah Fall is actually on the way to Cameron Highlands via Simpang Pulai Road.
Lubuk Timah Fall consists of two waterfalls that form two tranquil pools. These are natural hot springs.
You can enjoy a dip in any one of the two natural hot springs next to the stream.
The flow of the stream is quite strong so do pay close attention to children and those who are poor swimmers.
Note: The site was a former tin mining area in the early 20th century.
Today, there are many huts lining the perimeter for visitors to eat and rest. There are also chalets for rent at affordable prices for overnight stays.
The entry price is RM5 per person per day. Since there are no food stalls or restaurants here, pack your own snacks to stave away hung pangs.
Lubuk Timah Fall is a hidden gem with lush greenery and relaxing water features that you might not want to miss.
- Location: 31300 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 8am–7pm
- Contact: +60192449056
5. Lata Kinjang Waterfall
As one of the tallest waterfalls in Malaysia (and ranked as one of the 15 tallest waterfalls in Asia):
The stunning Lata Kinjang Waterfall stretches across 900 meters of boulders. And it has many drops with a shimmering pool below.
Legend has it that a magical “giant” called Sang Kelembai stayed in the area. And Lata Kinjang was one of his favorite visiting spots.
Some believe that Sang Kelembai possessed the power to petrify living things. And transform them into stone!
Somewhere along the North-South Expressway* is a scenic hiking trail through the jungle that leads to the fall.
*Either take the Tapah toll exit (from Kuala Lumpur) and proceed for a further 25 minutes. Before you get to Lata Kinjang waterfall.
Or take the exit from the Gopeng if you’re starting from a northern state (e.g. Ipoh) or if you want to visit Gua Tempurung too.
There’s also a suspension bridge at the upper tier of the waterfall that’s worth exploring. The hike to the bridge will test your endurance.
But it’s worth every ounce of sweat for the view from the bridge is breathtaking!
Upon entry, there is a minimal entrance fee of RM2 per Malaysian adult and RM1 for children below 18.
- Location: North-South Expressway, 35300 Chenderiang, Perak
- Contact: +60149003877
If you’re planning a trip to Cameron Highlands, pull up at any one of these best waterfalls in Cameron Highlands.
Or you can refer to our Cameron Highlands travel guide for easy planning.
The rejuvenating effects of visiting a waterfall (and hiking) are great for the mind and body!