The KL Forest Eco Park which is located just beside Kuala Lumpur Tower is the new name for Bukit Nanas Forest Eco Park. It was closed for renovation work recently and is now open to the public since Nov 2015.
This forest reserve is one of the four remaining forest reserves in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The other three are Bukit Lagong, Sungai Puteh and Sungai Besi.
This forest park is managed by the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia and has an area of 9.4 hectares. When it was gazetted in 1905, the total area was about 17 hectares but the effect of development of the surrounding areas has caused it to shrink by about half today. There are about 3,000 visitors to the forest every month.
Plan to spend around 1-2 hours walking through the trails and visiting the Information Centre. Not to be missed is the 200m Canopy Walk which is suspended 21m above the ground. Look up for the following trails and attractions while you are here.
Here are some species of Dipterocarps and Non-Dipterocarps that you should look out for while walking along the trails.
You can get to this forest by using Jalan Ampang, Jalan Gereja or Jalan Raja Chulan. The visiting hours are from 8am to 6pm daily. You can also walk to this forest from KL Tower. Find out how to get to KL Tower here.
Call the Forestry Department at +603 2026 4741 for more information.