The waterfall in Trong
Some 18 kilometers south of Taiping towards the direction of Pantai Remis, the road passes through a town of Trong. This town is at the foothills of Gunong Bubu, an independent peak away from the Main Range. Here many river drains the slope of this lone mountain, amongst which, the Trong River. A short but powerful river that cut deep into the soft mountain side.
A 12 kilometers road from the Trong Town center traces the river into the hills. Passing some of the most beautiful rainforest, we took many pictures on slides that left us empty without illustration for this site.
At the end of the winding road that passes settlements, orchards and jungle, the road ends in a small car park. At this point, there is trail that goes upstream beside the high bank of the river.
At the base, visitor will be greeted by one of the biggest pool. Measuring 80 meters in diameter, the water appeared tea colored. At the opposite end from our entrance to the pool, the powerful waterfall kept the pool filled!
This is a very secluded place and good for camping over the weekends. But there is no place down in the ravine. The smooth rocky surfaces though tempting is definitely not a place to spend the night
For nature lovers there are lots and lots of flora along the trail. Just walk along the approach road, so are the presence of countless leeches.