8 Running Trails in Klang Valley to explore for your cardio fix

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8 Running Trails in Klang Valley to explore for your cardio fix

If improving your stamina is on your list of resolutions or goals, then this read is for you. Whether you’re looking for a run through an urban park or lush greenery, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are home to some incredible running trails to get your cardio fix as well as some fresh air. We’ve compiled some of our favourites for you to explore and elevate your workout experiences.


1. KLCC Park


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In the shadows of the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park is an urban runner’s dream. Enveloped by skyline views, each jog here is a visual delight. It boasts a 1.3km-long rubberised track with drinking fountains found along the way. On top of that, there are also rest stops, a children’s playground, and open spaces for you to take advantage of with your family or running group. 

Address: KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (daily)


2. Perdana Botanical Gardens

Whether you’re clocking laps around the lakes or lush botanical displays, there’s a route for everyone at the Perdana Botanical Gardens. It isn’t far from historical landmarks such as the Islamic Arts Museum, Butterfly Park, and Bird Park, so you can hop over to them after your workout session too. It’s a must-visit destination for tourists looking to combine their workout with some cultural exploration.

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 7am to 8pm (daily)


3. Desa Park City


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With its well-lit pathways, Desa Park City is ideal for running with loved ones—or even your furry companions—at any time of day. Its lakeside trails range from 1km to 2.3km, so there’s something for every level of jogger or cyclist. Not to mention, the park is also connected to the bustling retail and lifestyle area, so you can head to a nearby café or restaurant for a post-run refuel. 

Address: C-3-1, Plaza Arkadia, 3, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6am to 11pm (daily)


4. Bukit Kiara Park


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For nature lovers, Bukit Kiara Park boasts an extensive network of trails surrounded by dense forests, gentle streams, and abundant wildlife. Spanning over 1,200 acres, this park caters to joggers of different fitness levels with the inclines of Kiara Hill and the more manageable Bukit Kiara Trail. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a scenic route or a runner looking to test their skills, the park’s versatility and natural beauty make it worthy of a visit. 

Address: 78, Jalan Abang Haji Openg, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6.30am to 7pm (daily)


5. Bukit Jalil Recreational Park


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Built for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Bukit Jalil Recreational Park includes hilly terrains and challenging trails. This location is especially ideal for those who like to test their limits or add a little intensity to their running. Alternatively, you can explore the International Garden, which features landscaped areas styled to represent 10 different countries such as Japan, Canada and Peru. However, do keep an eye out for the park’s wild monkey residents and remember to keep a safe distance from them!

Address: Jalan 13/155C, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6am to 8pm (daily)


6. KL Forest Eco Park

Located at the base of KL Tower, KL Forest Eco Park lies hidden within the city’s resident forest reserve. You can escape the concrete jungle on trails that wind through a tropical rainforest teeming with biodiversity, leading to a Canopy Walk that offers panoramic views of the city. Those looking to get in touch with nature, without having to leave the KL’s borders, will particularly love hearing the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves on their walk. Guided tours are available for a deeper insight into the park’s natural wonders. 

Address: Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 5.30pm (daily)


7. Kepong Metropolitan Park


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Escape the city buzz and head to Kepong Metropolitan Park’s 3.5 km-long loop trail. It provides a moderately challenging route that encircles a lake. Enhance your fitness regime by utilising its various workout stations as well as the viewpoint tower, which overlooks the surrounding landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a leisurely stroller, this park is a great choice for a fun and serene outdoor experience. 

Address: Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, Taman Metropolitan Kepong, 52100 Kepong

Opening hours: 6am to 10pm (daily) 


8. Taman Saujana Hijau

Here’s a bonus trail to check out in Putrajaya! Taman Saujana Hijau is a 41-hectare park known for its three themed gardens—European, Oriental, and English—each offering unique attractions. Some popular sights include a European-style pavilion as well as expansive flower fields and pine trees. For active visitors, take advantage of the 2.8km forested trails that wind through the peaceful environment. It’s especially rewarding when you reach the highest hill to catch sunrise or sunset views after an intense running session.

Address: Jalan P11, Presint 11, 62000 Putrajaya

Opening hours: 7am to 7pm (daily)



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