Jerangkang Falls

State Pahang
LocationKampung Paya Bungor
Coordinates and map N03° 46.58' E102° 56.26'
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileMany (near) vertical falls
Accessibility4WD, trekking

Unknown big brother of Berkelah

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The Jerangkang Falls can be reached from the KL-Kuantan road. About 30 km after passing Maran, turn left at a signboard 'Hutan Lipur Jerangkang'.
The road leads through rubber plantations and passes under the new KL-Kuantan Highway.
For the last part a 4WD is needed, but that may change as work is in progress on the access road.

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Camping near the waterfall

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From the place where the car can be parked, it is only a 15 minute walk to the first waterfall.

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Near this waterfall there is a perfect place for camping.
Still clean, but for how long?

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The fall ends in a nice pool, the campsite's own bathroom...
A nice place to relax

Trekking along the river

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From the campsite a clear trail leads uphill alongside the river. The main trail is on the right bank, but it is also possible to cross the river and follow the left bank.

An 'endless' succession of waterfalls is the reward, most of them with attractive pools

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Waterfalls, waterfalls and more waterfalls

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According to the locals, there is a total of 43 separate waterfalls.
These pictures cover the falls until step 15, so there is still work to be done...!

This series of waterfalls belongs definitely to the most attractive that can be found in Malaysia!

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The trail is well marked, but in the upper parts, some scrambling is required

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This region is well-known with the locals for its beautiful orchids

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Because the river has eroded a broad gully, it is never difficult to find your way back

Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

Visitor Comments


FunkFatherBulat 18-09-2015
hi Johan9018, you can refer to comments @ berkelah falls - same ppl operate transport for both J-kang and Berkelah. Btw, u can actually drive all the way to base of Jerangkang falls. Even Kancils can make it. But u need to research the route. We've been there twice and still can't figure it out.
johan9018 17-09-2015
Hi do anyone have contacts for transport to the campsite? care to share?
haziq 30-07-2015
been there, though no travel far in as not enough people to take care of campsite.. overall its a nice place, :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAcL-oGY0Qc
FunkFatherBulat 06-01-2015
Hi Deeean, Waterfall trekking is a dangerous activity in general. therez always some sort of hazard. That being said, realtively Jerankang is ok. No dangerous river crossings. Just gotta be careful when u scale rock faces if you choose to trek the left bank after the last campsite (7th pic above).
Deeann Mohd 18-12-2014
Is it dangerous? because i'm so scared to see the waterfall.
Pak Sheh 19-12-2013
Just visit jerangkang last october 2013. no words can describe the beutiful of this waterfall. u may trekking 2 hours to find a standard campsite beside the falls.. it just nice. But the transport to the waterfall is quite high, rm300/ hilux...we will come back on january 2014 & try to get the cheaper transport from other person. you may contact me if you need detail or wanna join my trip. 013 928 2486 :)
roocarroll 12-06-2013
I visted Jerangkang on Tuesday 11/06/13. 4X4 definitely recommended, normal sedan...maybe but you are taking a big risk. The falls are about 1/2 an hours drive from the start of the dirt road. You go over a bridge and turn right. Watch out for the next bridge on the right hand side, its not far from the first bridge near the Orang Asli houses. I missed the second bridge and drove off through the jungle quite a way, crossing Sungai Berjeram to a logging camp.
shidah 12-04-2012
Hi i am going to visit the place end of this month. can anyone leave me their contact so i can call you regarding the transport to the trail head. ASAP. Thank you! :)
ailing 16-07-2011
i live in kampung gelugor,my name is Jefri.I was responsible for the set given away to the Berkelah falls and Jerangkang falls.At my place very wide to accommodate vehicles and very safety,we will guard your vehicle prevent stolen and theft. my contact no 0139976368 or 0122280110
KJ 27-02-2011
Hi guys, great looking waterfalls! Some questions: 1) Can the campsite fit like 6 tents? 2) Any dorms/toilets/showers nearby? 3) Basically, is this place suitable to organize a youth camp for 30people? Thanks!
sodut 11-07-2010
Hi all, me and my friends are planning to go either berkelah or jerangkang this 31/07/10, However, we concluded that we are going to jerangkang, reading on your comments. We are going on a day in a group of 10-15 people, however, sadly, none of us have 4WD. How far can a normal car (wira, viva, myvi, etc) once we hit the dirt road? Any contact person other than brother Koi? Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thanx guys!
john 22-09-2009
ohhh wow!!what a hectic hari raya!jerangkang memang best!!!my second time here.macam dah jatuh cinta ngan jerangkang!tapi aku perasan hutan on the way tu macam dah kena taruh ngan pembalak!!adoi!!bahya nie!the road are getting wider la.and i think they have started building a camp untuk pembalak pembalak tuh!!coz i dont remember the road turning on the left!stumble on the camp for the pembalak!air dah naik sikit which means,fun!!!!!the waterfalls is still beatifull thou.mahu ucapkan terima kasih pada abang Lai and family kerana sudi share makanan mereka ngan aku!really really appreciate it!and aunties bihun pumpkin is awesome!!!and awesome trip all around!
poyet 09-09-2009
untuk ke berkelah dr Jerangkang terlalu adventure..maybe kena ke puncak air terjun than kena explore utk ke berkelah ...macam mendaki dr asahan ke sagil...
poyet 09-09-2009
air terjun yg plg best kat malaysia... 1st time bertandang kesini melalui jln sungai menggunakan rakit pd tahun 1997..2nd lagi best..menapak dari main road ( tangki air bekelah )selama 8 jam semata2 untuk kesana...this year project for 6th time on krismas...sure ke sana le..Jerangkang Waterfall..G.M.A.T on the way babby..
Sumo 21-08-2009
Yeah man!!! But I wonder if it is possible to trek from Jerangkang falls to Berkelah falls!!! It would be great if someone could recommend me a guide that knows this route.. :)
paskal 24-06-2009
mmg best tmpt ni...
ongkwah 08-06-2009
Just been there last weekend, at the car park. place not properly maintain. Toilet not usable. but more irretating is rubbish all over places
eigermalaysia 04-05-2009
how far is it from the last car park to the last waterfall..
roronoa 30-01-2009
24-25 januari lps sy bercamping kt sini..ade dlm 9 org..campsite pn ok..air terjun mmg superb..membiru air nye..try la naik smpai atas..lg menarik..so sape2 nk g leh contact brader koi..dia leh handlekn 4wd tuk msuk ke dlm..dan tolong la..jg kebersihan ok..sampah tolong la bwk kuar skali ble anda ke sana..thanks..
huda_bahari 24-06-2008
Selain Berkelah, Jerangkang pun best cuma campsite agak limited. So saper2 yang nak try g Jerangkang nasihat agar dalam bilangan ahli kumpulan yang kecil. Waterfall mmg superb gang, try out yourself
Luis Lampreia 27-04-2008
I was impressed with the nature and the surrounding!you feel in the paradise.When you reach there, you must walk for 5 min to find the first waterfall.But please keep climbing to the second waterfall, where you find a lagoon to swim!! Attention - The rocks are very slipery, and to swim there you need to be experimented swimmer.4WD is needed to reach there, but drive carefully. you need to across the river with your truck, dont trust in the wood bridge. And to conclude, dont leave your trash there, PLEASE KEEP THAT PLACE NATURAL, CLEAN AND WILD.Thanks
abdullah 31-03-2008
jerangkang memang best!!!JAgalah alam sekitar kalau g jerangkang...anyway contact KOI, for $wd to Jerangkang and trip Nenggiri ( Wild Water RAfting)...kat bawah ni no dia.
koi 04-12-2007
Jerangkang is one of the most interesting waterfall in malatsia. Saya gak org pahang yang menjadikan jerangkang sebagai destinasi percutian bila balik kg. Berapa kali dah sampai?? tak terkira bnyak kali sangat dh.. kenapa selalu sgt masuk?? tempat paling best untuk tiruk n terjun botol..susah nak jumpe tempat lain cam jerangkang.. saya mula kenal jerangkang tahun 1999 time tu utan dia \'virgin\' lagi..sgt bersih.. org pun tak ramai masuk.. sejak jln dh elok n ada sign board jt tepi jln raya tuu..org dh tau dan mula ramai masuk..pantaun jabatan utan pun kurang..maka org ramai yg masuk tanpa kesedaran sivik pun mula mengotorkan campsite dengan mcm2 sampah..saya juga beberapa kali menjalankan opersai pembersihan dengan kwn2 yang sayangkan tempat ni..tapi kekotoran masih berlaku..saya menyeru sapa sapa yang masuk jerangkang jaga lah kerbersihan dan keindahan jerangkang..bawak semua sampah keluar..jgn bakar or tanam.. jerangkang dh saya anggap mcm kampung sendiri..so sama sama ler peminat rekreasi dan pencinta alam menjaganyer demi warisan generasi akan dtg.. nak transport masuk jerangkang (4wd) kontek ler saya..012 9338922-koi
Alan 16-09-2007
Been to this fall today. It will take u one hour driving to the falls from the main road. 4WD is a must. The road is getting real bad for cars. The place was deserted when i was there. RUBBISH EVERWHERE. The campsite is too far from water. U have to scramble down the rocks to reach the pool. All in 3 1/2 hours driving to this falls is not worth the trouble.
edmund3107 29-08-2007
Thanks for the info Ronny. Was hoping i could drive there. M a bit worried to leave my vehical outside
ronny 26-08-2007
Camp site shown is not accessible by any vehicle now. It prohibitted. Used to reach the camp site with modified lifted 4WD, mud tyres few years back. Just walk uphill for about 10 minutes to reach the site. Go and enjoy the beauty...........
edmund3107 22-08-2007
can anyone please tell me if vehicals can access camp site shown in the picture?
xoco 03-08-2007
err, been to Berkelah recently.. its a very nice place.. plus its insects n leech free.. didnt come across pacat n mosquito at all.. now i juz wonder if jerangkang waterfalls is d same? really need to know.. tq
sirone 26-07-2007
mmg best giler, dlm thn 2007 ni je aku dh g 2 kali..mmg best, first aku g ngan bdk2 aku, kitorg g tracking sampai atas, tp tu bkn target aku sebenarnye,hahaah..aku just nk tiruk jek g sane..mmg btl setiap tingkat korang leh terjun nyer puas ati giler..second aku g, aku mls nk tracking dh..g just tiruk jek..nk tgk lbh jelas g tgk kat aku nyer mytube, bkk tiruk, de lah video aku msk kt situ..sure best wwooooooo
el 23-06-2007
halo..leh x saya dapatkan info tentang aktiviti yang boleh di lakukan kat sane?dengan saper tok sy contact?kami dari unisel moutain adventures groups perlukan seberapa banyak info tentang di sana.sesaper yg ada info leh send email kat sy Nullah_el@yahoo.com
radzi 07-06-2007
end of april pergi dengan group crazycamp.woh best gila.naik 4wheel drive 1jam .bawa anak2 mereka realy enjoy.tak puas cuma 1 malam saja.Your Comment
neeza 25-05-2007
It is awesomely beautiful place for camping with group of close friends and not to mention ...those nature lover...To all out there please appreciate nature while we still can!!
28-09-2006
just to add for the comments our friends have been written,well what can you say about this waterfall is just except wow....!Me and my teaching collegge class have been there in 1996,we went there for camping.At that time there were no road except for an abondant timber trail.We start our journey by boat from paya Bungor lake than walk through the thick jungle for more than 3 hours.We camp at the wterfall for 2 days,but we just cannot reach the point of the waterfall.It was an extraordinary faterfall and our experience there was unbelievable.I guest we're lucky to reach there before all the rubbish. 9w2asd@gmail.com
teratai 25-05-2006
wow'''... kali 1,2006.. kiter org gerak ke jerangkang waterfall.. x tergambar ngan kata-kata... inilah kebersaran illahi... geng rasta dari pmklwp baru balik minggu lepas... rugi siot saper tak g... marilah kiter g beramai-ramai ke jerangkang waterfall.. trime kasih kat PMM Pahang & JBS Negeri Pahang cozz mempelawa kami..
Mohd Nizam Mazlan (ZEM) 03-05-2006
Malas r nak komen ape2.. aku jz nak bg tau kami staf2 KUTKM (yg terpilih jelaa) baru je balik .. apa yg aku leh bg tau korang psl Jerangkang ni - its all about gorgeous n marvellous nature! really impressive n much more happening than others ... unbelieveable .. believe it!
Syauqi 25-04-2006
pergh... tempat ni memang best giler . a must for all the waterfall lovers out there. 4wd wajib .. and make sure u charge ur camera battery full.ahahha
iqbal 21-03-2006
much2 better than berkelah, u can found the elephant drop along the trail hehehe
ej 25-04-2005
it looks like bekelah waterfall.. but if these pics are really at jerangkang, we better go there!!
Fay 06-04-2005
1) Getting more accessible, no problem for Kembara at all.
2) The campsite near the river starting to become like Berkelah. Getting polluted :(. Fresh rubbish left over by some local university students when we trek up.
3) Quite new public facility at the base camp including toilet with flush.
4) Some inner area to another river is quite damaged by logging and/or forest fire. Feel like Saruman
Jan 07-01-2005
A friend of mine recently visited Jerankang and scrambled uphill past the last waterfall. Steep and slippery. They reached another fall, but the water flow was less than at the lower falls, so there must be other water sources. It is clear that more work needs to be done!
razlan 20-09-2004
Some changes since i last went in 1999 The waterfalls area are still relatively clean. In the parking area at start of the trek, Forestry dept (i guess) has erected toilets, huts cooking area. This can acommadate a lot of people.(i.e. kem motivasi). Hope the place can be kept pristine as before. oh yeah when there on 18sept04.
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