Now, the entrance to the trail that leads to Apeh Hill is located at the end of Jalan Awana 23 in Taman Cheras Awana, a little bit of the road from the Cheras-Kajang Highway. Waze-ing your way there is the most easiest but in case you still need to look at the map, here it the location below.
Now depending on the season, parking may be a little difficult as this hill is rather popular. Most people park along Persiaran Awana, close to the entrance to the One Legenda bungalows. The road is pretty long and wide and appears rarely used.
|You really want to get to this road to know that you are at the right place. Oh yeah, I also obscured the Ah Long phone number. :s|
|The end of Jalan Awana 23, TNB substation on your left, tarpaulin shed selling fruits and drinks in front.|
|Hill Station Number One. Sheds, benches and monkey bars!|
|Crossing over the small stream. Nice place to freshen up both going or coming down from the summit. :)|
|Uphill Climb begins...|
|A little bit more before Hill Station Number Two... add oil!|
|The small resting space at Hill Station Number Two. The Dato shrine is on the right.|
|Another round of steep climbing before reaching the next station.|
|Yes, it's Hill Station Number 3. :)|
|3A and not 4? Hehehe, don't worry, the next Station is Number 5. we Chinese then to shun away from the 'death' number, hence the 3A instead. :)|
|Now, going hiking is no longer an excuse not to forgo your regular weight training sessions...|
|Wanna get your 'wings'? Do more chin ups...|
|Hill Station Number 5. A small place to pause and catch your breath. It's also where the trail branches off away from the summit track to Apeh Hill Waterfall.|
|Cool and refreshing, I gave the waterfall a miss this time around.|
|The Tea Shed, notice the mineral water dispenser... :) I wonder what does that poster above mean? Hmmm...|
|Gosh, I looked like a 'giant'... but then it's because I was standing on higher ground... ;)|
|Heading back down the 'Alternate' Route to Jalan Awana 23.|
|This stream looks familiar, yet different.|
|Moral Guidance on the road - "How to Treat Your Parents"...|
Less than 45 minutes after leaving the summit we are back!
|The Fruit and Refreshment Stall is already opened and in full swing...|
|Interesting looking fruit for sale.|
|Mama and Son's Famous Pan Mee.|
For now it's time to head home.