A remote fall on the slopes of the Gunung Muntahak, the same range where the well-known Kota Tinggi falls are located. From Kota Tinggi you take the road to the falls until Kg Batu Empat, where you turn left (nr 91) until you reach Petri Jaya. From here you first follow an oil plantation road, then a logging road through a kind of desert until you finally reach the jungle and the Tengkil river. You will need a guide.
Read the comments! The waterfalls have become virtually in accessible
Our guides had motorbikes, easy.
Destruction of the landscape!
Finally we reach the river
The Tengkil falls are a collection of falls and cascades, remote and unspoilt. Our guide counted seven tiers, but some of them are small. No big pools, but many "bathtubs". Lots of fishing spots
The first, small tier
A bigger one
Tier after tier
Some scrambling is needed, but in general it is a very pleasant hike. During our visit the water flow was reduced, as it had not been raining for several days. After heavy rain, it must be a very impressive series of waterfalls. The mainfall is almost vertical and quite spectacular.
The next level
The impressive main fall (level 7)
Lower part of the main fall
Top of the main fall
Our guide, enjoying a shower
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Nowadays you need a permit for many waterfalls. General information here Present situation for Tengkil Falls : No information available
Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety
ahh finally can log in again... XTerra, hope you managed to find the trailhead eventually. I went to Tengkil 2 wks b4 puasa. Still the same Petri Jaya route. I you have 4WD with AT or MT tyres you can now drive pass the two gorges and park next to the sand mines. the trail is still not easy to find. but once found the markers will to take you all the way up. not easy to explain but u must keep right when you reach the mine lakes. you will see a small red earth mound/hill. you must go around it to ur right- this is the key point; if u miss this then you wont find the river. keep walking along the edges and look out for the black rock shown in picture #3. the stream starts here.. take left and walk along till you see red&white barricade marker on ur right and u are well on ur way here onwards- only bout an hour to mainfall.
ps:we saw fresh paw prints saw be alert.
Hi all....i went for a recce last weekend,everything is right according to the trek i aqcuire here...But i cannot find the entry point of the trail...can someone help me?fell rather dissapointed coz after 14km of through and fro trekking but cannot find the trail....thanks
Panti is 500m, Muntahak is 650m, add together is about 1100m, plus Pelepah waterfalls? Wah... not impossible but u mus be very fit to do all in one day... marathoner standard and knows the way well can, but regular hikers with no clue to the place is impossible...
Hello! Can someone tell me if its possible to climb gunung panti, gunung muntahak and visit the Pelapa waterfalls in one day? are the situated close to one another?
Actually i am an outdoor guide from Spore... The trail i took is exactly the same as you guys bcos we also had to cross the 2 gorges. Like i said the digging was ridiculous, mayb thats why you thought it was a different trail. You can drive till the gorge but we ever got lock out by the barriers... If dat happens you have to spend the night there so its safer to charter a veh in, least you can still walk out if your veh cannot come back in later part of the day. At first i tot the electric fencing were dummies to deter outsiders... till i saw thick electric cables at both ends of the fencing... So for those who intend to venture there pls be very very careful!
fishcrasher.. saw ur pics... it looks like a different trail... u manage to drive your cars to the two gorges? went with guide or on ur own?
The place is as good as totally gone... The digging was sooo bad that i could almost no longer reconize the place anymore! had to do loads of bashing doin a detour, the mud at certain points were as good as quick sand, dangerous! To make tings worse the plantation owners have place ELECTRIC FENCING around all the entrance points!!! Very dangerous! Am not joking about the electric fence... see the pics... http://singaporetrekkers.multiply.com/photos/album/54/Ken_Waterfalls_13th_March_2010
oh yah, technically i think u have to register wif forestry or police fr any adventure in the woods but we didnt la.
this one is quite remote so no bother from authorities.. plus the guide is a PERHILITAN ranger so we felt quite safe :o)
wayfarer, so sorry, just saw yer msg. If u havent got the guide contact already by now.. pls contact me - ref my 1st post below fr details. cheers!
do you have the contact for the guide?
and also do we have to register with the forestry department?
hi...went again last Sunday (27th/dec).. and this time we found it! went wif guide of course. it was gorgeous!! had some scrambling to do and two gorges to cross at the very start but a pleasant hike overall... our guide En.Md Noh was excellent! a seasoned hiker whoz very well versed with the surrounding topography.. the falls are very remote and unspoilt... hope it can be kept that way... definitely a must-see! the last fall (level 7) almost looks man-made...simply gorgeous! SUV/jeep necessary (doesnt need to be 4WD though)..and preferably not a big group.. mine was 5 pax.. thanks very much Jan! will alert once pics are up!
four of us went there on christmas day...lovely falls and so undisturb except for the sand mines before the river..not easy to find the place but it is really worth it. we wanted to stay on longer. so serene and lovely. we are planning to hike up muntahak from the falls..
Hi.. went looking for tengkil falls yesterday... cudnt get a guide since it was raya break.. decided to venture on our own based on directions from one of the kampung guys. i think we made a wrong turn somewhere.. so mission failed.. you hv contact number to the guide(s)? pls advice as i will be going again soon.. mail me email@example.com or call 0177539054. thank you.
p/s: observations made:
1) motorbike would be the best option
2) the roads are accessible by car but 4WD advisible
3) need local guide regardless wheter you know the route coz there were a lot of wild boar hoof prints.