Known as Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara in Malay language, this park is divided into 2 zones. The Family Recreation Zone (Taman Lembah Kiara) and Arboretum Zone. The park is managed by the National Landscape Department since 2010 and has an area of about 400 acres for public use. The operation hours of the park is from 6:30am to 7pm daily.
The Family Recreation Zone is a good place to go for a time of relaxation with nice lakes, fitness stations, gazebos, benches and children's playground. This park is well-maintained and clean. Family with children will enjoy this place as there is a small stream that flows to the lakes. You can bring your mats and have your picnic here if you want to.
The entrance to this zone is via Jalan Abang Haji Openg, TTDI. There is a guardhouse here with toilet facilities and car parks. However, the car parking bays at the entrance are very limited. There are more parking areas that you can use near the school.
Look out for tortoises, fishes and ducks in the lake. You may be able to spot monitor lizard as you walk around the park. There are monkeys in the vicinity at certain times of the day. Other insects and birds could be seen here as well. There are well constructed benches that you can use to rest after your work out.
One of the entrances to Bukit Kiara Arboretum Zone is via the guardhouse at Changkat Abang Haji Openg. You can park your vehicle on the parking bays leading to the guardhouse. This zone can be crowded during weekends hence if possible try to go during weekdays. You can also hike here from the Family Recreation Zone guardhouse.
The other entrance is coming in from Mont Kiara via Kiaramas Ayuria Condominium.
This zone is used exclusively for hiking, cycling, jogging, walking or mountain biking. There are various trails for different levels of difficulty and scenery. You can use AllTrails or Komoot Apps to help you navigate the trails.
Some of the things you can expect to see and do:
Some of the trails are easy and can be completed in about an hour, while others are more challenging and may take up to two hours or more. The trails below can be obtained from AllTrails Apps.
Wear a proper hiking shoes. Remember to bring along enough water, cap and a walking stick as some trails can be quite steep. Applying insect repellent will help keep away the mosquitoes.