Broga Hill, also known as Bukit Lalang, after the local species of grass called 'lalang' (in Malay) that grows in abundantly here, has a height of 400 metres. It is a famous landmark in Broga, a small town that sits on the border of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, which is situated approximately 50 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur.
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This is a great place that lets you get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I remember my dad bringing my family and I here so that we could get a bit of exercise when we were staying nearby.
- Nice clean space which allows you to be closer to nature
- Normally very clean, there isn't much litter around
- Great for the newbie hiker as the trails are fairly easy to track.
- Crowds can be a big problem as the added noise will destroy the tranquility of the area. Avoid coming here on the weekends and holiday season at all costs.
Broga hill is probably best for beginner hikers. The trails are mostly smooth and easy, nothing too tough. There are ropes for those slightly steep slopes so rest assured, you can conquer the hill with ease.
I went there early in the morning just in time to catch the break of dawn. I cant think of a word that could best describe the view so all I'm gonna say is, bring your DSLR.
The weather up there was great too. The soft wind compliments the cool air just nice. And if you listen carefully you can actually hear some faint cricket chirping.
Its not advisable to go during the weekends because weekends equals to crowdy, which leads to a lot of disturbance and unnecessary hassles. Learnt that the hard way.
I didn't know about Broga Hill until sometime ago when I saw some people on Facebook posting pictures and status updates about hiking in this place. It did sort of turned into a trend to go to this place but not many people I know on facebook actually went there with excuses like 'parents won't allow them' or 'busy with studies' and so on. Broga Hill would be a place for you to test your endurance.
I came here really early in the morning about 5am. At that time, the place feels a bit cold so it feels pretty good to do some exercises. There were a few hills here you have to climb, with the last hill being the toughest but it's not tough actually. If you're used to playing sports that require a lot of movement then it should be quite a breeze for you as it was for me. You'll be rewarded with a great view of the place and if you make it in time, a great view of sunrise.
My friend recently took some of us to hike up Broga and I have actually been there twice. The first time, we were actually late! So we only started our journey at about 630 and by the time we were halfway through to the first peak, the sun was already rising! Nevertheless, we still hiked our way up to the final peak but then it was blazing hot! We were sweating and we even ran out of water. So the feeling was pretty terrible!
The next time I went, I made sure we were early and we started hiking at about 530am. By the time we reached the first peak, we camped at the area and slowly watched the sunrise. Maybe it wasn't my day, but I didn't see anything special about the view. It was really fast and the change wasn't THAT significant to be wow-ed. In fact, hiking up the last peak was even tougher this time! The track was very slippery as there isn't much grip anymore having thousands of people hiking up all the time! Going down was pretty tricky too.
Unless you're up for a challenge and like doing activities, Broga isn't that bad of a place to start with.
My very first experience of hiking was at Broga Hill. I was told that it is a popular hiking destination especially for those who stay in Klang Valley. And most people hike Broga to experience the beautiful sunrise/sunset from the 400m view.
My friends and I decided to begin our journey at 5:00 am in predawn darkness to catch the sunrise, and also to avoid the heat. It was an enormous challenge to hike in the dark so we had to be extra careful. Broga Hill is actually not tough to hike and it took us about 30 minutes to reach the first lookout point. It was before sunrise but a few groups of small crowd are already there waiting for sunrise.
We continued to climb to the highest peak to catch a better view. I would say the fourth hill is the toughest part of all as it needs a little “real” climbing. You have to make use of the rope to pull yourself up a few boulders. And we finally reached the peak of Broga Hill, the view of the beautiful sunrise is worth every step we took.