Kemensah Waterfall

Kemensah Waterfall is a waterfall located at the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur. Just like Tabur Hill, the waterfall is also a part of the Quartz Ridge. The waterfall runs along the Kampung Kemensah main road, hence it is named Kemensah waterfall. It was not a dramatic waterfall but beautiful among heavily forested surroundings.

Kemensah waterfall is also nearby the National Zoo. In order to go to the waterfall,  one has to take a main road beside the zoo. Along the path, there will be a bunch of chalets and  an ATV Adventure Park. Institut Budaya Baru Melayu Selangor marks the end of the road. from there, there visitors have to start their journey either on foot, with bicycle or riding the ATV.

The chalets here have basic kampung style built from logs and bamboos with communal toilets. The daily rent is RM40. There is one famous grilled barbeque restaurant that offers a unique experience of dine in the river here. However, it is advisable to bring your own food.

The river is located between the chalets. You can immerse yourself with the sound of forest like crickets chirping, chickens clucking and waterfall splashing . It is a perfect place to escape from the bustling city nearby and recharge.

Besides enjoying the waterfall, there are other activities such as ATV, Fishing, Paintball, Waterfall and Barbequing with family.

The waterfall is not really accessible by public transportation. The nearest bus stop is Flat Ukay Perdana (Opposite) Jalan Ukay Perdana. The bus line is T222. It is advisable to use the car as the mode of transportation.

Image by: resakse

Opening Hours

The waterfall is accessible 24 hours.


There is no entrance fee to enjoy the waterfall and the river. However, if the visitors want to rent the chalet. The starting rent is RM40.


Jalan Kampung Orang Asli, Kampung Kemensah, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia

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What a nice picturesque view. It’s so relaxing and tranquil. Definitely the best medicine for the body and soul being cooped up in the urban concrete jungle all the time.

Eric FKW


The ride into the waterfall is an uphill ride with few challenging trails. It’s challenging but not extremely-difficult. Enough to keep you on your feet and feel good about yourself although you never do any crazy things like bungee jumping or diving or something like that.
Me…enjoying the ride…

Farhad Hassan


Kemensah Waterfall is my first photography outing that require me to trek a bit before reaching it. And that time i’ll never guess that later it would be the most easiest one compared to other remote/high places that i went for my hobby.

Abu Emir

Nearby Attractions

Tabur Hill

Tabur hill is one of the most popular hiking spots among the Kuala Lumpur locals due to its vicinity to the city center.

National Zoo

The Zoo Negara features about 400 species of Malaysian and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. The highlight of the zoo is the giant panda exhibit.

P. Ramlee Memorial House

It is built in memory of Malaysian film artist, the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee. The museum is also the former residence of P.Ramlee.