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Hiking To Bukit Jugra Lighthouse And Paragliding

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Bukit Jugra (Jugra Hill) at Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor

Bukit Jugra is situated in Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor. This hill has an elevation of 120 meters above sea level. Although 120 meters may sound short to some, the view at the end is pretty worth the hike—the lighthouse and Langat River that drains into the Straits of Malacca!

As a virgin jungle reserve (Hutan Simpan), Bukit Jugra is full of old and mature trees. For that reason, the entire hike allowed us plenty of chances to admire these old-grown trees, making the hike so much more enjoyable and educational!

Bukit Jugra’s lighthouse is 146 meters above sea level. Built in 1976, this lighthouse functions to guide ships at the sea as it’s facing the Straits of Malacca. If you’re coming to Bukit Jugra for a hike, definitely don’t miss out on the lighthouse! Although it’s another thirty-minute from the supposed peak, it sure is worth the 30-minute walk! 

Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Total estimated duration: 2 hours or more.

Getting There

The suggested entry point to start the Bukit Jugra hike would be at Masjid Al-Muttaqin in Permatang Pasir. Most of the cars would park at the side of the road and walk up the hill. As we visited on a late morning on a Saturday (10.44 A.M), we realized that there weren’t as many hikers and cars.

Google Map: Start of the hike at Masjid Al-Muttaqin 

Coordinates: 2.838398, 101.429580

Alternatively, drive up the lighthouse to the place where they’ll have paragliding so you can skip the hike altogether, but why would you do that?!

Google Map: Bukit Jugra Lighthouse

Coordinates: 2.835906, 101.417816

The Trail To The Lighthouse

How are you supposed to know if you’re on the right track (pun intended)? At the start of the hike, you will notice these huge water pipes.

Then, follow the road (veer towards the right) and go uphill on a tarmac road until you come to a dead-end which is a water treatment plant. On the right, you will see a sign that says “Denai Bukit Jugra” and “Jugra Hill Track”. From there on, you will be circling the water treatment plant until you finally turn right into the jungle—the real deal.

Choose Longer Or Shorter Route

Keep walking along the trail and you’ll see a sign at a forked out route. You’re supposed to make a decision here. 

Take the left and shorter route (15 minutes) and you’ll find yourself huffing and puffing up a steep and slippery incline to the supposed peak. 

How To Get To The Gigantic Old Tree

On the other hand, take the right and longer route (25-30 minutes) and you will go through gradual incline passing through mature and old-grown trees, with a surprising detour to a gigantic tree (which I think is so worth it!) before finally arriving at the supposed peak. 

At the peak, there will be a bunch of exits. Turn right at the sign to continue to the lighthouse.

On the way to the lighthouse, make a right to the route with green fences on your right. Follow the fences (some crawling skills are needed), walk through a ruined and abandoned air force barracks before coming out to a tarmac road.

The lighthouse will be at the end of the straight and monotonous tarmac road.

Estimated Duration

Start of the hike to the lighthouse: ≥ 1.15 hours

Time spent at the lighthouse: 30 minutes

Lighthouse back to the car park: ≥ 1 hour

Things To Bring And Take Note

As this hike could potentially have you spending 2 hours or more on the trail, it’s best to take note of certain things on the trail.

Use mosquito repellent as there are mosquitoes here (as did every other hike)

  • Wear good hiking shoes or shoes with a good grip 
  • Use a hiking stick if you have bad knees
  • Wear sunscreen as there are quite a few exposed areas to the lighthouse
  • Carry at least 1 L of water
  • Sweat towel
  • No toilets
  • Look around you and you will notice many interested mature trees!

Paragliding And Price

If you did decide to go paragliding, do remember to book online in advance. As of 2020, the price for paragliding cost around ≥ RM240.

Feel free to check out Ascendia Paragliding or Prosky Adventure.

Alternatively, you can be a spectator for free! Take note that we arrived at the lighthouse on a Saturday noon, so we can’t be sure if you will be able to catch them in action when you’re there. However, based on online review, it was said that paragliding usually takes place in the morning and afternoon depending on the weather and wind conditions.

In A Nutshell

Bukit Jugra is a virgin jungle reserve in its rawest and most majestic form. A must-visit highlight of the trail is definitely the lighthouse with a bonus of watching others paragliding for free with the Langat River as the most magnificent backdrop! 

Hiking in Bukit Jugra isn’t complete without trying the locally famous Beggar’s Chicken (stuffed chicken wrapped in clay and lotus leaves) or dining in Kang Guan Restaurant (pork-free!) for some scrumptious seafood and some pretty dope fruit juices!

Now go get your cameras charged and tie up your shoelaces for an adventure! 

Looking For Other Hikes In Selangor?

Try Bukit Gasing with its gorgeous suspension bridge that brings you through the jungle or the easier and less-straining Setia Alam Community Trail with an interesting lake at the start of the track itself as well as a relaxing peak garden on top!

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