Waterfalls In Cameron Highlands

Waterfalls in Cameron Highlands are plentiful (especially in the rainy season), and some will leave you in awe and at peace with the sounds of flowing water in your ears.

Cameron Highland’s majestic waterfalls are in dense virgin forests and can have multiple cascades with blissfully cool rock pools at the bottom.

So put these best 5 waterfalls in Cameron Highlands on your radar for a frolicking and refreshing activity while sightseeing in Cameron Highlands!

1. Robinson Falls

At Tanah Rata, Robinson Falls is accessible via a short yet scenic forest track.

Robinson Falls At Cameron Highlands
Robinson Falls At Cameron Highlands – photo credits to partridge_jess (Instagram)

Here, be greeted by flowing crescents of white waves plunging into a rock pool of decent depth.

While the hike is relatively easy and can be completed within 10 minutes, there are actually multiple trails within the jungle that will lead you to the waterfall.

Part Of Robinson Falls At Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Part Of Robinson Falls At Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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’ walk via trail 9.

Easy Trail To Robinson Falls In Cameron Highlands
Easy Trail To Robinson Falls In Cameron Highlands

The man-made path is very slippery after a 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 happen to catch a whiff of something unpleasant in the air, it’s most likely fertilizer originating from farming activities further upstream.

2. Lata Iskandar Waterfall Cameron Highland

Just 25 kilometers before Ringlet town, Lata Iskandar Waterfall features a majestic drop as high as 25 meters where the water plummets into a pool of water at the base of the waterfall.

Lata Iskandar Waterfall At Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Lata Iskandar Waterfall At Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Several tiers of granite slopes form the foundation of this cascading waterfall before it narrows down to stream of wading depth.

And over the weekends, the Lata Iskandar waterfall attracts tourists and local visitors, with many congregating tightly under the natural and chilling shower of water!

The rocky ledges are also a popular perching spot for a picture-perfect opportunity. Just be careful where you put your feet!

Indeed, it’s not uncommon to spot tourist buses parked along the main road by this waterfall as 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.

This provides ample opportunities to shop for tribal handicrafts, herbs, ethnic souvenirs, tropical fruits, and even aphrodisiacs straight from the jungle.

3. Taman Eko Rimba Parit Falls

Getting to the Taman Eko Rimba Parit Falls involves a picturesque hike across paved walking trails with unique flora and fauna to discover along the way.

Dainty Parit Falls At Cameron Highlands
Dainty Parit Falls At Cameron Highlands

This waterfall in Cameron Highlands is located 1km from Tanah Rata town in a forest reserve where 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 sadly lost its luster over the years due to overflowing rubbish and poor maintenance of facilities. 

As such, the authorities have cordoned off the area in an effort to clear the rubbish, refurbish its dilapidated state, and improve the nearby hiking trails.

4. Lubuk Timah Fall

Technically not in Cameron Highlands:

Lubuk Timah Fall is actually on the way to Cameron Highlands via Simpang Pulai Road.

Lubuk Timah Waterfall & Hotspring
Lubuk Timah Waterfall & Hotspring – photo credits to seeseeduh (Instagram)

Lubuk Timah Fall is made up of two waterfalls culminating in two tranquil pools of natural hot springs. You can enjoy a dip in any one of the two natural hot springs adjacent 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. And since there are no food stalls or restaurants at the waterfall area, pack along your snacks to stave away hung pangs.

Overall, the Lubuk Timah Fall is a hidden gem with lush greenery and relaxing water features that are not to be missed.

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 has multiple drops with a shimmering pool below.

Lata Kinjang Waterfall, One Of Malaysia's Highest Waterfalls
Lata Kinjang Waterfall, One Of Malaysia’s Highest Waterfalls

Legend has it that a magical “giant” called Sang Kelembai stayed in the area, and Lata Kinjang was one of his favorite visiting spots.

Sang Kelembai is believed to possess the power to petrify living things and even transform them into stone!

Folklore suggests that the stones and markers at the waterfalls resembling animals or footprints are a testament to Sang Kelembai’s prowess and existence.

Somewhere along the North-South Expressway* is a scenic hiking trail through the jungle that will lead you 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. While the hike to the bridge may test your endurance, it’s worth every ounce of sweat for the view from the bridge is simply breathtaking!

Upon entry, there is a minimal entrance fee of RM2 per Malaysian adult and RM1 for children below 18.

Conclusion

If you’re planning a trip to Cameron Highlands soon, don’t forget to 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 the physical journey to get there) will be great for your mind and body!

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