Berkelah Falls

State Pahang
LocationBetween Maran and Kuantan
Coordinates and map E102 58.79 N 3 45.22
Water SourceRiver
Waterfall ProfileSeveral Falls, mostly vertical
Accessibility4WD and river trekking

Enchanting Land - the Berkelah Waterfalls

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Not the right way to cross the river!

To reach the start of the trail, is an adventure in itself.First you have to find the right exit from the Maran-Kuantan road. About 31 km after Maran there is a signboard "Sungei Berkelah" Turn left here. A 4WD is needed, but also transport can be arranged from a nearby kampung. Contact us for more info.
The access to the falls might change after completion of the new KL-Kuantan highway.

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The easier way

The first waterfall

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The road ends at a spot where some shelters have been built. From here a cemented path leads to the falls.
Don't worry when at first it looks like the river has disappeared. You have first to cross a dry riverbed before reaching the first fall.
This double fall is quite impressive.

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Waterfall after waterfall

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After the first waterfall a few smaller falls follow. They have olympic-size pools with crystal-clear water.
Very inviting for a refreshing bath.

On the way you will see several place which are suitable for camping. But always be careful, that the place is safe against flash-flooding!

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Beautiful Berkelah

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Finally the top fall is reached, again with a huge pool (picture at the right).
Walking back, following the river bed, it is very clear how the river has eroded its way down amidst huge rocks and boulders

The whole region is very attractive and unspoiled.
Keep it that way, take only pictures and leave only footsteps

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Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety

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