KL Forest Eco Park
(formerly Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve)

KL Forest Eco Park

Although KL Forest Eco Park is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in Malaysia it now boasts one of Kuala Lumpur’s latest attractions, an impressive 200m canopy walk, providing visitors with a wonderful aerial view of the treetops and the city beyond.

KL Forest Eco Park Canopy Walk

Sturdy New Canopy Walk at KL Forest Eco-Park

Previously known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, this park is the only remaining stretch of tropical rainforest within the city limits of KL. 

KL Forest Eco Park KL Tower

It was gazetted as a permanent forest reserve in 1906 and at that time it had an area of 17.5 hectares. Urban development, including construction of the KL Tower in the 1990’s, has nibbled away at the reserve over the years and now only 9 hectares remains. 

KL Forest Eco Park slope stabilisation
KL Forest Eco Park landslide
KL Forest Eco Park tree felling
KL Forest Eco Park shrinking

Following a minor landslide in May 2014, slope stabilisation repairs have been carried out along the Jalan Ampang edge of the park which has unfortunately necessitated the chopping down of some mature trees.

KL Forest Eco Park mature trees

Nine hectares is still a good size and the park contains some fine specimens of lowland dipterocarp and non-dipterocarp trees including some endangered and threatened species such as Kapur (camphor) and Karas (source of agar wood). As well as bringing some fresh air to the city centre, the park is a refuge for birdlife and wildlife, mostly monkeys and small mammals.

KL Forest Eco Park footpath
KL Forest Eco Park natural trail
KL Forest Eco Park steps
KL Forest Eco Park hiking trail

Both paved footpaths and more natural trails are available to hikers and joggers.

Attractions & Facilities

  • Canopy Walk 
  • Nature Trails, Jogging and Trekking Routes (Jelutong Trail, Penarahan Trail, Arboretum Trail)
  • Timber Product Gallery
  • Activities Area
  • Herbal Garden
  • Information Centre
  • Picnicking
  • Camping (with prior permission)
KL Forest Eco Park hash

On-On. Hash House Harriers use this park. No-No litter please.

KL Forest Eco Park location

How To Get To KL Forest Eco Park

This Google satellite image (above) shows the location of the park relative to KL Tower. Basically KL Tower sits in the centre of the park.

There are 3 main entrances to the park:

  • From Jalan Ampang, close to Bukit Nanas monorail station. Steps into the park start behind the Malaysian Timber Product Gallery. Dang Wangi LRT station is a short walk from this entrance.
  • From Jalan Raja Chulan, more or less opposite to St. Andrew’s Church.
  • From steps near the foot of KL Tower itself.
KL Forest Eco Park picnic place

Visiting Hours

Opening Hours are from 7am to 7pm daily.

2024 Admission Charges

Entrance to KL Forest Eco Park used to be free but in 2020 the Forestry Department introduced an entry fee of RM 10 for MyKad holders and a whopping RM 40 for foreigners. This seems excessive for what is basically a city park. I shall not be going again if I have to pay RM 40.

KL Forest Eco Park entrance fee

Contact Information

Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia

Jalan Sultan Salahuddinn

50660 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 2026 4741 / 03 2616 4488

Fax: 03 2692 5657

Website: forestry.gov.my

KL Forest Eco Park trail map


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