Gunung Pulai

Gunung Pulai is a 654 meters tall mountain located in Kulai, Johor. It is also a dipterocarp forest highland. It is also a famous spot for mountain climbers.

Besides mountain climbing, the mountain offers attractions such as Pulai Waterfall and Mount Pulai Recreational Forest 1 and 2. The visitors can indulge in activities such as swimming, picnicking, trekking and strolling there.

The mountain also houses three telecommunication towers. Two are located at the peak of the mountain and is off limit to the public and guarded by the military. Another one is located slightly lower from the peak. Hence, the lack of mobile connectivity won’t be a problem in the area.

There are two trails leading to the summit for Gunung Pulai. The main road trail and the jungle trail. The main road trail is the tarmac road. It gets steeper as it nearing the summit. The jungle trail on the other hand splits away and mergers back at the main along the way.

On the way up, the lucky climbers will have the opportunity to see wild animals such as monkeys, lizards and wild birds.

The waterfall experience is also amazing. The waterfall is could and refreshing.

Image by: Heiswayi Nrird

Operating Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 8.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m

Monday: Closed.


No parking fee or entrance fee is required. However, there is a parking charge.

Parking fee
Car: RM 2.00
Motorcycle: RM 0.50


Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest, 81000, Johor, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

In a sunny morning, you will see sun rays shine through tree leaves on the way to the waterfall. Don’t miss that!

Ming Ming

Gunung Pulai is an easy “walk in the park” for avid and seasoned trekkers. For most people, it is slightly taxing as the 10 km round trip has some steep stretches. Gunung Pulai is suitable for families with children and seniors as we can turn back at anytime along the way.


Though not a very difficult mountain, it’s suitable as a training ground and regular maintenance work out. I can see myself returning to Pulai over and over again.


Nearby Attractions

Tanjung Piai National Park

Tanjung Piai is a cape located in Pontian, Johor. The name Tanjung Piai is derived after a local fern, known as the “Paku Piai’. The Tanjung Piai National Park covers 526 hectares of mangroves and another 400 hectares of inter-tidal mudflats. It is an interesting place to visit due to its many unique features.

Atv Park Johor

ATV Park Johor is located at the UTM Recreational Forest, Skudai. The place offers outdoor activities such as ATV rides, Paintball, Soft gel, Nerf, Archery Tag, Bubble Soccer, Sumo and Jungle Trekking.The park offers 26 ATV for the those who wants to ride.

Kukup Island National Park

Pulau Kukup National Park is the second largest uninhabited mangrove forests in the world. It was gazetted a national park at 1997 under the Johor State Park Corporation Enactment 1989. The aim of the national park is to preserve the natural ecosystem of the island, which is a home to abundance of flora and fauna.

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