DragonBack Trek : A short rugged mountain trek




Trekking/Trail Facts

Also known as: Klang Gates Dam/ Crystal Ridge/ Bukit Tabur
Distance: 30mins drive from KL City
Difficulty Level: Class 3-4
Fitness Level: Average to Above Average
Outdoor Skill: Low to Medium
Trek Duration: 3~4 hours 


The DragonBack ridges (Dragon's Back-bone) are rugged and long protruding quartz ridges that spans across and divides a reserved jungle zone and modern developments. The locals has different names for them. Whatever you call it, once up on these ridges, you'll feel like you've stumbled upon a secret sweet spot with a spectacular view of mountain ranges eastward and the city skyline which just 20 minutes away. Arriving just after sunrise, you may witness the solar rays protruding through the clouds from behind the tallest peak or a surreal scenery of the lake being swallowed by a white cotton mist. While short in length, the vertical climbs and rugged terrain of the DragonBack makes it a challenge worth doing for a great workout backdropped with breathtaking views.


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The East Ridge, begins with a steeper trail of the two, which can be unforgiving to the unfit and inexperienced.  You will be guided through some jungle trek, scramble up steep rocky sections, scurry up tree roots, hike across the ridge and scramble up the mountain side - from the least experienced to the very experienced, with average to above average fitness, will enjoy a good workout. Up on the ridge, one would feel a little surreal, with the green moss, the dry & high altitude vegetation makes one feel like they've suddenly been transported away from KL. The breathtaking view of the Klang Gates Dam, backdropped by mountain ranges and sun rays bursting through the clouds in mesmerizing colours makes it worth the effort. Our DragonBack package guides you up the scenic East Ridge. View photos here.

It is definitely advisable to have experienced & professional guides.


Dragon Back Trek Guided Trip Package & Pricing

Dragon Back Scenic Trek: RM200 per pax

Great for outdoor enthusiast with basic outdoor skills & good fitness level. Definitely gets the heart pumping and a good test for fitness. Climb a steep uphill trail with scrambling up rocks & roots through the rugged terrain, up the ridge to a spectacular view of a hidden lake and mountain landscapes!

  • 3~4 hours trek up & down
  • Early morning trek
  • Some steep and varying degrees of climbing, scrambling & hiking on rugged terrain
  • Breathtaking view of lake & mountain ranges as far as the eye can see
  • Average to Slight Above Average Fitness Level
  • Pick-up from hotel in KL at 6.30am, Return to hotel by 1pm
  • Min. 2 pax to start
  • Inclusive of pick-up & drop-off from hotel in KL city
  • Inclusive of brunch at an authentic local restaurant after the trek
  • A deposit may be required for booking
  • Payment option: Credit Card via Paypal OR Cash payment
  • Optional drop-off at Batu Caves (guests then return to hotel by public transport)


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