The Ulu Langat region, the backyard of KL, is well known for its many waterfalls. The most popular are the Gabai falls, but there are many more. To visit the Lawing falls you go to Kg Hulu Langat and follow the signboards to the Gabai falls. Do not take the exit to Gabai, but continue a few km until the small Kg Sg Lui where you turn left. rnAfter about 500 m you turn left again, near a fish pond. Follow this road until the end, near a bridge.
Kg Sg Lui
Here you turn left again
End of the road
Park your car and follow a clear trail until an isolated Orang Asli house. Turn left, there are a few vague trails, you must try to come closer to the stream. It will take about one hour from the bridge until the falls. You will pass a few nice cascades on your way.
Follow the clear trail
Until a lonely Orang Asli House
After a while the trail follows the river
The Lawing falls consist of a few tiers. The main fall has a nice pool. The surroundings are pristine and unspoiled. Keep it that way!
The lower tier of the Lawing falls
The main fall
One with nature
Notice the tiny human figure at the top
Update June 2015
rnSeveral visitors have commented that they could not find the waterfall. Here are some more directions.
The orang asli house (coordinates N03 9.61' E101 55.73') is only inhabited during the durian season. During that period, to collect the fallen durians, the undergrowth is cleared and the trail becomes visible. Outside the season, the trail may be overgrown until you reach the jungle, after about 200 meter. Approximate coordinates N03 9.73' E101 55.66'. Once in the jungle, the trail is clearer, no need to cross the river.
In the two pics below the ^ sign shows how to go on from the hut.
The falls are still pristine. We found an upper fall, but access is difficult, slippery boulders.
How to continue from the hut
Pass between two pinang palms
Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety
firstly, thank you for such a wonderful website! i've visited this waterfall twice. its amazing but the going is tough and its indeed hard to find the turning after the orang asli hut. there are also tons of leeches (like handfuls) so bring salt, tights, whatever works.
Is it use the same trail with Gunung Hitam?
Hi...the hike was awsome...we went to the lower fall....stayed there for a while...we tried to locate the main fall but couldnt...can you guys provide us the exact location...so that next time we go we cam find it...we went v high...it was very slippery...after a long search we turned back....on the way back got bitten by leeches....are these in the water or on tje ground...hoping to go there again...but plsz do provide the location for the main fall and also the upper fall...and also thnx for the information provided in this website.
Went to the falls yesterday with a group of 13. The trail after the bridge is super clear and looks like a 4wd track now. Basically, take the middle trail all the way to the first house on your left. That's the Malay house. Continue on and after awhile, you'll come to a slope. Climb up and orang asli house is right on top. The trail to the falls is as per photos. The trail gets rather vague at some parts, GPS is very useful here especially when the vegetation has grown back. Not powerful falls but very pristine. Not many people go there I imagine.
It's definitely a leech country there especially after rain. Everyone got bitten.
Went yesterday on 19th July 2015 with 2 more people. Second attempt as previously could not find this place. Reason being mistook the first house as the Orang Asli. First house is a Malay house and the second is Orang Asli house and go right up to the house and turn left. Thereafter trailmarks are every 20/30 feet. Beautiful waterfall.
Are there any decent camping grounds there?
Or any suitable spots?
Anyone camped there before?
I went there again yesterday and actually found Lawing Falls. After the chalet looking house and before the abandoned Orang Asli house there is a left turn off the trail. Take it. It seems to come to a dead end at a river but you have to cross this small river and follow the trail from there. It only took us 30-40 minutes to come down that trail.
Can you just explain if there are any sort of fees in order to get there?
and is it necessary to have a car to get there?
We went there on the 18th of February, 2013. You can drive right up to the bridge but the road gets rough. There is something of a car park at that pondok thing.
There is a small chalet with an outdoor toilet on the trail, thats not the orang asli house. Keep going. The trail leads to the orang asli house (abandoned). There is a ditch to the left of the house and a trail continues from there.
We followed the trail for around 3 hours up to the peaks of some of the mountains. We didnt reach the waterfall though.
Around half an hour from the orang asli house you can hear rushing water to your left. I think you are supposed to leave the trail here but we didnt.
I will have another go at it soon and report back.
Yesterday I went to this falls.... It is still clean and very less human waste left at that area...
Have a chat with the orang asli, only their family at that area, maybe 3 month once the Malay owner will be there for plantation purpose. Other that that not much people will get up the hill.
Enjoy a lot, just suddenly rain falls, I and my wife ran all the way down, very slippery, need extra careful.
Maybe the few days before I went, rain a lot, when I was there lots of leech!!! I will say every where... Luckily I brought salt with me..
For those could not locate the falls, after the orang asli house, go to your left, around 30 minutes hike, you will be able to reach the falls...trust your feeling and believe it..
You will be able to explore the falls...
hey fellas......just went yesterday....couldnt find the right path after the orang asli house....not even the vague trails nor ribbons.....there was no one home hence couldnt ask for further directions....will make a 2nd attempt another day....but conditions were pristine/unspoilt....that was the consolation...can anyone here give specific directions....after passing the left turn that leads to the orang asli house....i came to a split junction....i turn left and the trail dissaper after a while...i did not bother taking the right trail as most of the feedbacks here directed me to take laft turns and stick near the river....which i wouldnt be doing if i had taken the right turn....we even tried river hiking....starteing from the hut near the river...but after awhile...there were just too much obstacle blocking the river....wasnt looking forward to becoming spider man with the many webs that were blocking our path...appreciate any feedback...god bless.
I came to this fall a couple of months back carrying my baby daughter. The toughest bit was the drive from the road to the beginning of the walk. Lots of fallen branches that could block the road at any time. Fot the walk the directions on this site are very good. After the Orang Asli house (whose occupants I met) it can be a bit tricky but there are ribbons on the trees that mark the route. The journey back down was a little confusing, things never look the same the other way round!
been here last april..the trail was quite ok to track but today came again with another 4 new group members..unluckyly those trail was all gone..infact the orang asli house was left alone..couldnt find the fall untill dawn..
i visited this place last december. i cound not find the right Lawing Fall but i accidently found another quite similar to this fall. There was no trail to this fall, i had to follow the sound of rushing water on my right hand side after 15 minutes walk along the main trail. Had to go trough some ratten trees. pls watch my video clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA8V7WyrIYU
Dear Moderator, can you descripte the trail in details? whereby my friends and I went there and we only reach on empty land where there is an abandon traditional malay tyle house on left hand side.There is a trail, by following the trails for 10 minute we did reach a junction and we did try on both way and seem both meet to death end.
Btw..for those interested, the forest did full of leech.
thx to creator. i just been there last sunday with total 61 ppl. it still a no man land at this moment. but i saw a huge tree been take down by human at the upper fall...sad
hi, my name is Paun. i would like to know more about this place. u said "there are a few vague trails" so which trail i should follow? do i need just follow the stream or need cross the stream? thx to your reply