683m | 3.5 km | 2:34 hours
Gunung Datuk is really a rocky ledge about two thirds up the way to the true peak, Gunung Rembau. It's located within the Gunung Datuk forest reserve near Rembau town in Negeri Sembilan. Although Gunung Datuk is only 683m in height, it offers however a panoramic view of the surrounding area.
Getting to the trailhead is easy: Head south on the North-South expressway from Kuala Lumpur towards Johor. Exit at Pedas. Immediately after passing the toll plaza, turn left at the T-Junction. At the next junction, a round-about, turn to three o'clock. This road will lead to and join the old north-south trunk road (Route No. 1). Upon reaching the trunk road, turn right and head towards Rembau town. Continue on the road, passing the rail-road tracks and then the town itself. About 5 km after Rembau town, just before another bridge over the train tracks, turn left onto road N111. After another 5km, turn left onto a small track through some orchards. There are signs showing where the turn-off is. The track will lead to the Gunung Datuk forest reserve park headquarters from where the trail head starts.
All-in, Gunung Datuk is one of the more rewarding hikes as it is relatively short and easy to follow, but at the same time has many interesting sights along the way AND a very satisfying view at the top.
A hike to Gunung Datuk, which is really a lower peak before the true peak, Gunung Rembau. Datuk offers great views to the west, all the way to the Malacca Straits on a clear day.
Trail Map and Data
- Gunung Rembau