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A not-so-secret hidden gem of Cameron Highlands, Mossy Forest is a lush area in the highland forest where moss has encapsulated the landscape. Given its elevated position at 2032 metres above sea level in Mount Brinchang, the chilly and moist atmosphere makes it a perfect environment for exotic plants such as moss, ferns, spices, and orchids.
What to Expect?
This moss-choked forest was ranked fifth place on Lonely Planet's list of Most Instagrammable Forests In The World and looks straight out of a scene from the Lord Of The Rings or Avatar. Just like its name, it is filled with trees and all sorts of flora covered with layers of moss. Join a tour for a hassle-free, enjoyable visit inclusive of round-trip transfers and visit to Gunung Brinchang, Tea Centre, Butterfly Farm and Strayberry Farm.
Mossy Forest is also called a Cloud Rainforest as the mist settles here, giving it a mysterious, surreal ambiance. People like to say that it feels like a scene straight out of Lord of the Rings!
This moist tropical evergreen forest is also a rich repository for a varied set of montane creatures, encompassing insects, snakes, frogs, birds and mammals unique to this chilly atmosphere. Visitors may explore the mossy forest through a boardwalk 2km before the peak of Gunung Brinchang, accessible by road from the Boh Tea Sungai Palas intersection.
The forest is damp, gloomy and chilly. Walking through it, all kinds of feelings emerge, from appreciating its beautiful landscape to feeling spooked at times.
Make sure you head to the 50m tall observation tower where you can catch great views of the surroundings. Views are absolutely breathtaking on a clear day and you'll be able to catch a glimpse of the rolling fields, town, and valleys of Cameron Highlands.
The best time to visit the Mossy Forest is in the morning, when you can catch it shrouded in mist, giving it a gloomy, mysterious atmosphere that's great for photos. Do note though that it can get pretty chilly up here, especially in the morning. The geographic location and elevation of the Mossy Forest gives it a cool climate, and temperatures usually range between 10°c and 25°c - dipping below 10°c occasionally!
It is uncannily very quiet here, and when the wind blows, it feels as if someone is whispering behind the trees.
Wilking Lim3 weeks ago
Way up there is not that bad, just a little narrow and steep. A normal car is able to be driven up but parking space is limited. We went during the weekday, so no traffic nor parking issue. Tickets for locals are RM10 for adults, RM5 for kids; for international visitors, RM30. Bridges are built so that visitors will not be able to cross over to destroy the moss. Very beautiful mossy forest inside the clouds. If you're lucky, you'll be able to spot some critters.
Cyleng Chowa month ago
Captured plenty of photo, can't shared it all here. Went up by rented jeep : RM 35 each person. If you're a nature lover, you will like it with lots of positive energy to breath in ??? RM 10 per entry each person.
Alexa month ago
This is a great place for a walk, but it is not well signposted. So, some hints:
You can park at the museum on the main road and walk to the entrance: walk through industrial estate and start up the road. You’ll see on the right a stone shed and a couple of wooden planks (bridge) to it. See photo. Walk on the right side of the shed into the wood. Walk starts with a sharp climb. Some walkers use gloves here. Wisely. At the top you have two options: right will take you to a summit with a flagpole. Left will take you to the mossy forest proper. Do both. Path to the flagpole is very short. Come back and dive into the mossy forest. It is a longer walk, mostly flat but with a few up/down slippery parts. That is where you fine the real gem!
Tonmai_KSRa month ago
That’s not the long path. It look like about 300-500 meters. The climate about 16 celsius, 2000m from sea level. The good point is the top view point to see the scenery view 360°. The way up to forest entry quite narrow and lot of traffic. I suggest avoid during holiday or weekend.
Halima Farra3 months ago
It is a beautiful, misty and mossy forest. There are information panels describing the plants and their characteristics in both English and Malay. Personally, I think the trip will be more interesting with a guided tour while on a road trip.
We went during Ramhdan days at early morning. Not many people. We enjoy the nature, flowers and birds.
The trails are easy, if only because the stairs can be difficult for older people. But as long as one does not have a knee problem, it shouldn't be a big deal. I've seen many eldery, but they manage to walk all parts of the tracks.
Entry ticket is RM10, you need a tour agency to bring you to the entrance by van, which costs RM25. If you are driving your own car, your car will be blocked by a guard at the intersection before you reach the entrance. I would advise against driving yourself even without the regulations because the road is horrible.
Overall, a great trip which can be combined with a visit to BOH tea plantations.
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