Bukit Saga – KL Trail Running

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.

20170813i7 50 Collage - Bukit Saga Trail Run

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.

20170813i7 00 Bukit Saga Trail Run

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.

20170813i7 01 View of Ampang - Bukit Saga Trail Run20170813i7 49 Ampang View - Bukit Saga Trail Run

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.

20170813i7 07 Saga Peak - Bukit Saga Trail Run20170813i7 10 Saga Peak - Bukit Saga Trail Run

20170813i7 21 Waterfall - Bukit Saga Trail Run20170813i7 23 Waterfall - Bukit Saga Trail Run

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!!!

20170813i7 35 Second Peak - Bukit Saga Trail Run20170813i7 36 Second Peak - Bukit Saga Trail Run

20170813i7 37 Second Peak - Bukit Saga Trail Run20170813i7 39 Second Peak - Bukit Saga Trail Run

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.

20170813i7 28 Walk along Ridge - Bukit Saga Trail Run

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