Trails: FRIM Ride

Forest Research Institute Malaysia or better known as FRIM. The name said it all. It is a research institute and as a recreational park with about 544 ha. Best of all, it is located very near to Kuala Lumpur. In the morning and afternoon, you will see a lot of bird watches, walkers, joggers and… Mountain Bikers! The entrance fee is RM2 if you ride your bike in and RM5 if you drive your car into the park.

This place is suitable for all ages. You can cycle with your children on a foldie or do something that is more fun like off road riding. On a paved road, the inclination is not big but there are certain roads which can be quite steep for children and adults too. But, no worries as all the roads are interconnected, so you can avoid those steep hills.

The off road trails are pretty scatter around and I don’t think it is connected to each other. So, off and on you will have to get onto paved road and back to off road again. Some of the trails are not maintaining well as you have fallen trees, tall grass and big potholes. Those well maintained trails are pretty short which about 12-17km in total. This fits those of you who have 1-2 hrs only for riding. There are few trails with 5-10 degree gradient but it is quite manageable.

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As you can see from the pictures, these trails are very rideable and only 1-2 areas with steeper gradient. This park has a lot of ponds. Some are quite big and some are small.

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One of those paved roads with steeper gradient.

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1 last note to add here is, there is a place for you to wash off the mud before you are heading home.

Wash

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