A few weekends ago I kicked off my campaign to get back into trail running with a Sunday morning run up and down Bukit Saga.
Only 20 minutes out from KLCC at Ampang this is a moderate 7 km hike (if you include the waterfall) as it does get steep on the way up and down but once at the top it is relatively flat with a long ridge between peaks to run and get up some pace.
This is a popular area but the steepness keeps people spread out as they rest and so easy to overtake and it is not that busy that you do not get moments of peacefulness to stop and enjoy nature.
The hike from Ampang takes you up to the first peak being Bukit Saga from which you take a 1 to 2 km hike down to the waterfall.
The walk back up from the waterfall to the second peak is steep but once you reach the second peak you have a nice gentle run between this and Bukit Saga. At the top of the second peak was a number of surprises…someone selling fresh cold pressed juice…a tree house to explore…and a mini weight circuit!!!
Given its close proximity and its good balance of a steep climb with nice run along the top this will definitely be a baseline for me to build up my trail running skill and fitness.