Monday, October 19, 2009
Gunung Datuk @ Rembau
Located near rembau town. To get there go on north-south and take the pedas/linggi exit. After the toll turn left, at next traffic light turn right. Go straight on (keep left if there is a branch in the road) till you see the signboard to Taman Rekreasi Gunung Datok. From there it will be small roads straight on about 7km till you see a small sign indicating you should turn left. This will lead you to a plantation i guess. There is a branch in the road, just take left. Soon after you will see the taman.
The hike is pretty steep, took us about 1 and a half hours at moderate speeds. At approximately the midpoint you will reach a checkpoint, sort of a clearing you can rest. From then on the trail is less steep but is abit further than the 1st part. At the top there is another big clearing that if you go on you will see these famous ladders on the rocks.
The ladders are abit scary, its shaky and looks unreliable. But its secure and the view beyond it is worth the hike. Cool breeze and almost 360degrees of breath taking view.