Kanching Rainforest Waterfall

Kanching Rainforest Waterfall is one of the oldest recreation forests in Malaysia. It is set in a forest reserve of nearly 500 hectares at the outskirt of north of Kuala Lumpur. It is a suitable place to go if the visitors are looking to spend a few hours chilling in this tropical rainforest.

This forest is managed by Tourism Selangor and is a popular spots for picnic during the weekends. Its close proximity to the city makes this forest park a very popular spot for picnics, camping, swimming and jungle walking especially at weekends. The park is also popular with photographers.

The main entrance of Kanching is a manicured park area, and includes a small souvenir shop and a surau. Upon entering the park, the visitors can see a clean stream almost immediately. There the children can paddle around safely. Further up, the route follows cement footpaths and steps which take you to the first 4 levels of waterfall.

The stunning waterfalls cascades a total height of around 120m spaced over seven levels. It has seven level of waterfalls altogether and pools have been built to contain the clean water that fall down from the hills.

Most visitors will hang around at the waterfall level 2, level 3 and level 4. Those levels are the most popular spots where people can enjoy a natural shower under the cascading water or just playing and swimming in the cool and fresh spring water. Getting to these falls is made easier with the construction of concrete steps.There are gazebos for picnic and other facility like changing rooms and toilets are provide at different levels of the falls.

Those who have more energy may want to climb up to waterfall level 7 where it is less crowded. With a little effort you can reach the highest waterfall under an hour. It is certainly worth the effort as there are more spectacular falls are at levels 6 and 7.

The waterfall is not accessible by public transportation. It is advisable to use other mode of transportation.

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Image by: Mohd Fazlin Mohd Effendy Ooi

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8.00 a.m – 6. 00 p.m



Without Mykad: RM5.30
With MyKad: RM1.05

Weekend/Public Holiday
Without Mykad: RM5.30
With MyKad: RM2.10

Children 12 year old and below: Free


Kilometer 17, Jalan Kuala Lumpur – Rawang, Templer Baiduri, 48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Hear From Others

1st time visit to Kanching Waterfall, and reliance that i’m old already since meet up with those younger friends. Kanching Waterfall and Kanching Recreational Forest is one of the Forest Reserve in Malaysia, and noticed that lot of people visit on weekend. It was great place for nature photo shooting and also for picnic purpose.


I enjoy the trip especially when I am with my friends. However, I still think that we should alert when playing in the pool because accident do happen.


We managed ourselves to the bottom of the fall for an extreme “jacuzzi” treatment. Luv truly enjoyed the nature’s bath. The hard-hitting water was a reward despite the pain that came into effect later. As the saying goes, no pain no gain :p.

Adeline Lau

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Templer Park

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