Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is a hilly terrain that spans roughly 37 hectares of lush green area. It is an outdoor recreational park located within a forest reserve. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Penang, the forest offers a peaceful and relaxing escape into nature.

The park offers an array of activities like hiking and jogging as well as hiking. The hiking trails lead the visitors to the hill top which is 450 metres above sea level.

There are also a camping site and six en suite chalets if the visitors wish to stay the night. There are also several streams, shallow ponds and even a waterfall for visitors to enjoy the cool water.

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Operating Hours

Daily: 7.00 a.m – 7.00 p.m


There is no entrance fee for this place.


Kampung Teluk Bukit, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia

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Hear From Others

The place is in fact similar to Botanical Garden in Penang, though it has smaller entrance, and it utilize the existing forest area and turn it into a recreation park. There’s jogging track and hiking trail for park lover.


This is a place to relax and listen to the jungle. When you hear it, but do you listen to it. Listen to the sound of the surrounding of the forest keep ones calm and at peace. Also there is another sound, that will your own breathing. Listen to your own breathing is another part of the experience too. The jungle is calm, why not you. 


We had so much fun in Taman Rimba and for nature lovers like us it is really an amazing and meaningful journey that we will never forget because we had the chance to enjoy the nature and see the beautiful scenery of Hutan Lipur at this Taman Rimba.


Nearby Attractions

Mengkuang Dam

Mengkuang Dam is a dam located less than 28 km to the north-east of Butterworth in Penang main land. It is the largest dam in Penang. It has a park that is popular for recreational activity. The dam is also one of the venues for the annual Penang International Dragon Boat Festival.

St. Anne’s Church

Built by priest Fr Adolphe Couellan in 1846, the St. Anne’s Church started off as a small chapel. Today, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the globe.

Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple

The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple had humble beginnings more than a hundred years ago. It was built to cater the needs of the estate workers residing in the Paduma Estate, Perai. It is the largest Hindu temple in Malaysia