Bukit Kepayang, or Kepayang Hill, is a tiny hill in Taman Bukit Kepayang, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. As there are several trails to choose from (rock climbing included), this hike can be easy, moderate, or hard depending on which trail you choose. Best of all, ropes are provided throughout the trail for extra support!
Fret not! Kepayang Hill is signposted everywhere so it’s almost impossible to lose your way! Even so, the signs could be confusing for first-timers as we struggled to find our way to the peak.
This is a loop trail so you might lose your way during the return trip (even when there were signs everywhere). We got lucky because we were guided by a friendly local hiker whom we met at the peak. Still worried? Just follow the trail that I’m about to show you and you’ll know where to go!
Standing about 200 meters above sea level, Kepayang Hill has some pretty sick views with great photo spots (and props) at the peak! Apart from that, you’ll get to enjoy a 360-angle that covers Gunung Ganang, Seremban and Seremban 2, and the North-south highway!
Estimated Duration: 2 Hours (Including rest time)
Getting To Kepayang Hill
Download The Trail Map
It is crucial that you refer to this map as I will refer to the trail names as well as entrance numbers listed on the map throughout this blog post as I go. Also, it helps to download this map in your phone as you will know where to go when you’re there.
Entrances Of The Trail
Kepayang Hill has not one, not two, but FIVE entrances! With that being said, it is important that you download the trail map above, provided by Kepayang Hill’s Facebook Page, to avoid losing your way.
In this blog post, we will enter through Entrance 3, then taking a loop back down all the way through Entrance 4.
Our Loop Map
Attached is the same map but with markings pointing at the route we took so you’ll know where we hiked through.
In this case, you can see that we opted for main routes with a section involving tar road (black lines on the map) as well. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Start Of The Trail At Entrance 3
You’re in for a whole lot of fun if you start off at Entrance 3! I brought my parents along (both over 55 years old) and they managed to get through it. My dad did stop a few times to catch his breath, though. With that being said, it’s important that you do your warm-up exercises before you start the hike!
It may look daunting to many, but it really is adventurous and fun in a challenging way! Within 10 minutes, we were on flat ground.
Flat Ground (Also End Of Banana Trail)
At the end of the devellish ascend, we arrived at flat land that branches out into multiple exits with signs stating which trails to choose from.
We opted for the route on the left (Big Tree Trail). Keep in mind that Super Way Trail involves a lot of rope climbing and vertical ascend! Attempt only if you’re fit and always stay vigilant!
The Main Route (Big Tree Trail>Tiger Trail)
It was flat the entire way with very minimal climbing. At the end of the trail, we came to a dead end to either go down or climb the rope up.
Common sense told us that we should go up in order to get to the lookout, so up we went and we came out to a tar road.
Now, when we came out to the tar road, it was either up or down. Again, we chose to move upward.
After a boring stretch of tar road that lasted about 7 minutes, we arrived at a big temple. We did not go up the stairs to the hindu temple but continued walking forward.
Just keep moving forward and upward. You don’t want to go down because we’re moving to higher grounds in order to get to the lookout. This stretch of road won’t be shaded, so remember to apply your sunscreens if it’s a hot day!
In just two minutes after the big temple, we saw the Kepayang Hill sign and the stunning view overlooking Seremban City.
Kepayang Hill Signs And Photo Stops
Don’t stop at just one Kepayang Hill Sign and turn back. Continue forward and you will come to another sign, looking out to another side of Seremban City! Guess what? The whole stretch of Station 4 literally offers you the best of both worlds!
If you come across these metal boards, don’t forget to take pictures with them!
Some of them read:
- I’m not fat, I’m just a little swollen.
- I don’t want to be number one; I want to be the only one.
- I’m sorry, It’s not my fault that I’m so good-looking.
- Everyone has a dream.
- Let’s go back to Mars, it’s dangerous here on Earth.
At the end of the whole stretch of Station 4, you will see a cliff where those who opted for Super Way Trail will climb up from, as well as a small temple with a toilet next to the temple.
Walk straight through the little temple (past the toilet) and descend from there so you won’t have to turn back from where you came from!
We were guided by a local uncle down and he led us through Tangki Trail. There were two tangki’s (water tanks) altogether. When the first tangki came into view, we swerved right and kept walking straight.
At the end, we spotted another Tangki and that’s when we took a left and came out at Entrance 4.
Don’t turn around thinking that you’ve come out of the wrong way at Entrance 4! It’s just a few steps away from Entrance 3 to your right (the direction where you will come out from)!
In A Nutshell
This was quite an easy and fun hike. The hardest part would be the start of the trail at Entrance 3, other than that, the rest of the hike felt like a breeze. One thing I loved a lot about this hike was how the local hikers decorated the place at the top, making it an interesting and insta-worthy hike!
Have some time to kill at Seremban? Take on Kepayang Hill! If you’re fast enough, you can even reach the peak in 15-30 minutes! Just don’t forget to download the trail map!
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