Best Hiking Spots Near Jakarta

Best Hiking Spots Near Jakarta

Activities in Jakarta sometimes make people need some entertainment. Some like watching movies, exercising, or just playing with their children. For others, hiking is very interesting and stimulating adrenaline. Some hiking enthusiasts believe that hiking is an activity to be thankful for God’s nature. In this article, we provide some of the best and closest hiking spots from Jakarta. Suitable for you when you have free time with friends. Don’t miss it!

Mount Gede

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Mount Gede is the nearest volcano mountain from Jakarta, which located between the cities of Bogor, Sukabumi, and Cianjur With its relatively short driving distance from Jakarta. This volcano is one of the most favorite weekend getaways for outdoor enthusiasts who live in Jakarta. As for those who live in Singapore, you will only need a two hours flight from Changi airport to Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) international airport, plus an added three hours’ drive to the entry point of the national park. Mount Gede is placed within the Gede Pangrango National park. The national park itself gives various natural attractions for outdoor enthusiasts: from the beautiful rainforest, blue lake, waterfall, hot spring, the amazing crater, and alpine meadow of Suryakencana.

The volcano complex in the Gede Pangrango National Park has the twin peaks of Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango which overlook the outskirts of Jakarta and offers an accessible hike The Gede Pangrango national park is one of the oldest nature conservation in Indonesia. Starting circa 1819 when the Dutch colonial government built a botanical garden at the foot of Mount Gede. You can try hiking, trail running, or simply enjoying the scenic alpine nature of the mountains. During clear weather, sunrise from the top of Mount Gede is an unforgettable view that is worth hiking for. The blue sky will slowly turn red then followed by an amazing sunrise appearing above the crater.

Mount Batu

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Mount Batu in Jonggol is quickly very popular among travelers. Because of the Jonggol area which usually so boasted, it turns out to have amazing tourist attractions. The scenery created from the top of the mountain looks like nothing in Indonesia. Some travelers who have reached the top said the views of the green area and hills look like in New Zealand. 

you also have to pay attention to your protection when climbing. The narrow and too steep path makes safety become a major issue. Although there is a rope to climb the top, the rope is thin. So make sure to hold other strong objects while climbing! 

Batu Mountain, located in Jonggol, can be reached by using public transportation or private vehicles. But it is rather difficult with public transportation because there is no access approaching the mountain site. Although not too high, this mountain is popular for being challenging because of the steep and uphill hiking paths. The closer to the top, the hiking trail is also increasingly extreme because the track is almost 90 degrees and very narrow.

Mount Munara

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Similar to Mount Batu in Jonggol, now we have Mount Munara in Rumpin Bogor. The top of this mountain is less than 1000 meters above sea level. This is so exciting because to climb the mountain or hill, it takes no more than 2 hours. Along the way, every traveler can experience the beautiful green scenery. Although relatively short and often considered a hill, the view at the top will make you amaze. As said, this mountain is indeed similar to Mount Batu Jonggol, including the view. In addition to climbing mountains/hills, in this place, there are also caves. There is Sukarno’s cave, it is said that Bung Karno used the cave to meditate. Other places such as the Kabayan tread stone, the Azan tower stone, and also the split stone cave.

Mount Pancar

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Mount Pancar is in Bogor. The foot of Mount Pancar is recognized as a hot spring tourist attraction. The latest is the entrance to the baths, which are pine forests. Many young travelers who come there for a picnic among the pine trees, or take pictures with the background of the pine forest. It is undeniable, the scene captured by the camera will look so beautiful with that background. 

Well besides that, the mountain can also be climbed! The mounting takes about 3-4 hours. Higher than climbing Mount Batu Jonggol or Mount Munara. Most travelers climb at night and set up tents to spend the night there. Although, not every day the sunrise will be present with such beauty. It could fail because of the cloudy weather in the morning. In essence, this mountain can be climbed in one day. With tracks that are not so torturous and beautiful scenery, your day off will be spent to the maximum!

  1. Mount Papandayan

Mount Papandayan has easy paths. This mountain is very suitable for amateur climbers. You don’t need to warm up before climbing, because of the sloping road, there is a motorbike lane specifically used by residents to sell to Pondok Saladah Pos. Residents often use a motorcycle to bring things to sell to the top, such as meatballs and fried foods. 

Although friendly to beginner climbers, Mount Papandayan presents beauty that is not minor to higher mountain heights. When you are in the first post, you are offered a stunning mountain view. You can also capture this moment in camera shots. Don’t forget before reaching the lodging post at Pondok Saladah, you will meet an active crater during the climb. The crater emitted quite a pungent sulfur aroma. So, make sure you wear masks.

So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to prepare your health and belongings to guarantee you have a really good trip to the hiking spots. Bring your friends and colleagues or family for a memorable trip, capture some moments together in those mountains. Let’s go!

Read Also: Best Natural Camping Grounds in Bogor

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