Mossy Forest, Cameron Highlands
About Mossy Forest, Cameron Highlands
Mossy Forest, Cameron Highlands - Address
Address: 39000, Perak, Malaysia
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Take a walk through the meandering ways of the Mossy Forest and get to see nature at its best. This forest is conspicuous as it grows only at the highest elevated land of Cameron Highlands and other mountain ranges that grace Malaysia. Since these forests are located at the height, they are constantly under moisture resulting in permanent mist and thus become an ideal biotope for moss, ferns, lichen and orchids. You can actually explore this forest through a 2- km long boardwalk as it touches the peak of Gunung Brinchang. You won’t have to worry as a series of wooden platforms have been kept for the convenience of strollers. Rope railings are also installed for the safety of the walkers. Just keep in mind that the environment can be bit chilly.
Mossy Forest Information
- Best to engage a local guide as they know the forest well.
- You can self explore this place but go in a group.
- The forest is huge so stay close.
- There are no toilets or shops nearby.
- Bring your own snacks and drinks.
- Bring a tripod for excellent photography.
- Wear proper trekking shoes and clothing.
- Entry is free.
How To reach Mossy Forest by Public Transport
- By rented car from city centre.
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As it is a tourist attraction the road to the mossy forest should be wider and proper. Only 1 car can go at one time. Don't wait for fatality to happen before the road is upgraded. You want tourist money but do not care about their safety.
Road to forest so badly maintained by the local authorities that our taxi front wheel fell through the only two supporting metal grill that buckled ! Forest yielded to me an amazing Malaysia smallest orb spider 0.6 mm and a very small wasp on a flower . Picture of tiny spider is with 2x macro . Good to visit on a less busy day like midweek with less visitors .!
Mossy Forest is currently closed for renovation from Nov 17 until end of Jan 18. Do note that public can only access the broad walk from 10-11am and 3-4pm daily. Thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant stroll on the properly constructed broad walk/bridges which led us into to the beautiful moss covered forest. Something quite different from the usual rain forest. Highly recommend to wear proper hiking shoes if you opt to go beyond the well maintained bridges onto the trekking trail to peak of Gunung Irau. It's a muddy/slippery affair. There's also a watch tower further up the entrance of Mossy forest where you'll be able to gain a lovely view of the surrounding cities. Lastly, do be extra cautious while driving uphill as the road to Mossy entrance was narrow, uneven and filled with potholes.
Mossy forest was lovely. Our guide told us all about the different plants and even stopped the car on the way to show us tiger balm, eucalyptus and garlic leaf. The walk around the mossy forest is all a walkway so easy to do, there are steps so it's not wheelchair friendly. It is a nice afternoon out, but would recommend it on a tour as you don't need to be there long. No need to book a tour before you arrive in the Cameron Highlands, there are so many tour companies in the town's, and they are priced well. We paid only 50rm each for a half day tour, that's just under £10 each.
It's a bit of an adventurous drive. Cars with wide body and low body beware as the road to Mossy is small land full of potholes. But the forest itself is very nice. Go in the morning when the mist is still about and the people are still asleep and you will feel the majestic of the forest.
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