Pelepah falls

State Johore
LocationNear Kota Tinggi
Coordinates and map N1 49.30 E103 49.13
Water SourceStream
Waterfall ProfileVertical falls and cascades
AccessibilityTrekking

The Pelepah waterfalls are located not far from Kota Tinggi and quite popular with Singaporeans. The trail head is located just before the entrance to the well-known Kota Tinggi falls. The easiest way in would be through a palm-oil plantation, but it is not clear if the guards will let you pass. A better way is to cross the bridge over the Kiri Pelepah river and then pass an opening in the fence. Basically you should follow more or less the river until you have passed the plantation.

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The trail starts here

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Passing the fence

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River crossing

After you have left the plantation and entered the jungle, the trail is easy to follow. Soon you will reach the first small waterfall. The Pelapah falls are a series of falls and cascades, depending on how you count, there are about twelve tiers. Several times you have to scramble up a steep slope, where fixed ropes are very helpful.

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The first tier

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Sometimes river trekking

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Sometimes scrambling up a slope

The hike is very pleasant, some of the tiers have a nice pool, some or more cascades. Lots of fish in the lower pools. During rain the rocks will be slippery, take care. The many tree trunks show that after heavy rain these falls will be powerful, and as you basically trekking in a ravine, you should be careful about flash-flooding.

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Level 7

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Level 9

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Level 10

Level 11 is the main Pelepah fall, a long cascade. There is another small fall at the top of this cascade, after that you can keep following the river, a pleasant walk, but no more waterfalls

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Level 11 (main fall)lower part

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Level 11 upper part

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Level 12

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


FunkFatherBulat 08-03-2010
Went again last saturday! tis time to the top.usually only go till level 7.. the falls are awesome as always but cleanliness is a shame! future hikers/campers, pls pls pls take your trash back with you.!! p/s: if trekking the falls then follow the barricade tape (red+white) marker. Else u might end following the Gng Muntahak Climbing trail..
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