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Hiking @ Bukit Tirig – Kg. Lapasan, Telipok

Apart from our beautiful island and varieties of delicious food, Kota Kinabalu also very well known for its hiking spots. One of the famous hiking spot is Bukit Tirig or Tirig’s Hill. It’s located at Kampung Lapasan, Telipok which is about 28KM from city centre. Most hikers will use the signboard of St Flora Catholic church as their guidance.

Since both B and I are not familiar with the place, we bring along Emmitchell and her friend as our guide. There are plenty parking space available for visitors. However, if you plan to go hiking at Bukit Tirig, I totally recommended car pooling with your friends. We arrive at the parking lot around 8 AM and get all our gears ready. I didn’t bring much, only my phone and GoPro. While, B also brought along his drone.

I must say that the trail is very suitable for beginner hiker. It was well maintain and clean throughout the trail. Also, the surrounding trees provide a good shade even if you hike after 10 AM in the morning. Its also a great trail to bring along your children for a little bit of exercise.

As usual, there are less tree surrounding the trails leading to the peak. It can get pretty hot at the peak and only two small trees that you can use as shade. Nonetheless, despite the scorching heat, the view from Bukit Tirig’s is amazing. I bet it will be an amazing scenery during sunrise or sunset.

My favorite scenery definitely from the other side where you can see the famous Gayang Bridge. The lake and the sky seem to be blend very well in the color of blue and green. What a wonderful feast to the eyes!

B and his beloved pet

The placement of Bukit Tirig signage is brilliant as you can see Mount Kinabalu in the background. While, at your left and right; you can feast on Kota Kinabalu city view. You can go further a bit and see the lake and bridge scenery as well. The peak is clean and we only found about 1-2 pieces of empty plastic bottle. I really cannot understand these irresponsible hiker when there’s bin provided yet they simply throw the rubbish anywhere suit them. Grr! Anyway, I would love to congratulate and kudos to the nearby local for their endless effort to ensure the trail and peak cleanliness. Definitely recommended this hill for the easy trail and magnificent view! xo

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. – John Muir



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  • maslight

    Yeah sangat dekat but jaga ada doggy. Not as bad at kokol dogs but yeah, takajut jua tu kena bark. U also can go from opposite Gayang restaurant.

    May 2, 2018 at 12:24 PM Reply
  • Diana Diane Teo

    Oh my gosh! It’s incredibly beautiful and you are lucky to bless with clear blue sky. The only hill I climbed so far is Bukit Perahu and it’s like almost two years ago. Should plan for another hill hiking again. (Tiada tenaga bah dan malas bangun awal…Hahahha)

    April 28, 2018 at 10:33 AM Reply
    • Frydolina Fay

      Woah.. Bukit perahu is one of the hardest tu! Yaa.. Sy pun so malasss mau hiking hahaha rather sleep on weekend..

      April 29, 2018 at 10:08 AM Reply
  • Massy

    Did you know you can cover Nuluh Lapai from there too. But it’s mostly road heading towards that side. Bulih cover 10km in total if am not mistaken. Haven’t been here for awhile now.

    April 26, 2018 at 12:58 PM Reply
    • Frydolina Fay

      Oh really? My friends said dekat saja tu Nuluh Lapai..were thinking to go there next hehe

      April 26, 2018 at 8:51 PM Reply


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