The Sungei Dua is a small river coming from the main range. A biking trail of about 20 km is supposed to lead to a waterfall. A real expedition. But the river has other falls, nearer to the mainroad and relatively unknown. To find the access road is complicated, see link above for details
The trail head is a bit complicated to find, as it is an unmarked exit of the Karak highway. When you see this sign, you are on the right track.
After a few km you pass a small Orang Asli village. The road can be muddy and slippery, in which case a 4WD is needed
Take the left turn at this junction and you are almost there. The trail goes down very steeply, take care.
When we asked the locals about the name of the fall, they only could tell us the name of the river. We decided to name the fall Lata Khong in honour of the founder of this website.
The trail ends at the waterfall. The pool can be crossed to reach a camp site
The waterfall is impressive and very scenic. Must be powerful in the rainy season.
A good place for meditation.
This is a nice waterfal in beautiful surroundings, within easy reach of Kuala Lumpur
The pool is shallow and not dangerous, a nice playing ground for the local boys
The Upper Sg Dua Fall
Update January 2009
Recently we revisited the site and found more tiers, upstream of Lata Khong. Also the road is now tarred until the falls and in good condition. To reach the upper tiers, you don't take the steep road down, but continue for about 50-100 meters. You can park you car here. A trail goes very steeply down to the upper Sg Dua fall.
Just before you you erach this fall, another vague trail splits off to the left. It is even steeper and after rain you better not try the slippery rocks. These middle falls consist themselves of several tiers. Daredevils can scramble down and reach the top of Lata Khong!
The upper Sg Dua fall during our last visit
The middle Sg Dua falls
Between the middle Sg Dua fall and Lata Khong
Check if you need a permit before planning a waterfall trip. More information here
Waterfalls can be dangerous ! Always take care about your safety
my friends and I just coming back from Sg Dua olak (Lata Khong) 19 June 2009 . Really disappointing even road access is tar until end. Trees being cop down and it everywhere even to the slope down to lata khong . Mother nature have been touch hopefully this will be clear soon. Last we end up at lata chemang at bentong -raub.. such a wonderful waterfall ... we will coming back soon to here to organized camping in coming month
I went there with my children on June 5, 2009. Every single tree within a 200 meter radius of the waterfall has been chopped down and tractors everywhere. The road is no longer dirt-track and is a beautifully tarred all the way till the end. I spoke with some Orang Asli and they told me they were re-planting the area with rubber trees. Even the big tree where we used to climb up the rope has been chopped. Besides planting rubber trees, the Orang Asli have plans to build chalets to rent out. Indeed a very sad day for Mother Nature.
Perfect place for a relaxing bath.....the locals are very friendly
Came to this fall on 02/08, the 4WD track has been closed. The road thru the orang asli village has been paved and I drove my car all the way to the waterfall from there. No 4WD needed
is there any picnic spots around? Or maybe changing room or something like this?