KDCF Society was established to represent the voices of the community and groups interested in nature conservation and the preservation of forest recreational spaces. We work closely with the Selangor Forestry Department in seeking to develop our unique model of collaborative management of urban forest. We are only as strong as our member base. We believe that there may come a time when we need to stand together against potential threats in the form of pressure to degazette the Reserve for 'development'. By joining as a KDCF member you are adding to the numbers of others, who like you, care about this forest and will not hesitate to advocate for its protection and wise use. KDCF … [READ ON] about Membership
Kota Damansara Community Forest Society
A COMMUNITY WITH A FOREST AT ITS HEART
Kota Damansara Community Forest Society was established in 2011 to represent the community of concerned citizens and organizations that campaigned for its protection. Today, we remain deeply committed to protecting this precious forest and are closely involved in programmes to encourage people to connect to nature through recreation, nature appreciation, and voluntarism.
A precious refuge for nature in the city
Kota Damansara Community Forest is a remnant of the lowland dipterocarp forest that once cloaked Selangor. It covers just over 800 acres and is a precious refuge for flora and fauna and a much needed green lung for the urban population of Greater KL.
OUR SUSTAINABLE FOREST TRAILS
The forest trails of Kota Damansara forest are our pride and joy. They have been carefully designed and painstakingly constructed over many years by volunteers and Temuan Orang Asli in close consultation with the Selangor Forestry Department. So far, a total of 14 km of trails have been constructed in phases beginning with the Petaling Trail and Scouts Trail, followed by the Temuan Trail, Harmoni Trail, Sahabat Trail, and the Unity Trail which joined the access trails from the Section 9 forest entrance to the trails from Section 10. In 2017, the Serenity Trail and Salleh Trail were added to the network. The abovementioned trails are all built according to International Mountain Biking Association standards. The 3.5 km hiking loop (the Unity Peak and Denai Tiga Puteri trails) allows visitors to enjoy a panoramic view from the highest part of the Forest … [READ ON] about Trail network
Komoot is an amazing helpful hiking app which you can use to navigate the KDCF forest trails. There are many intersections and you can get confused. Track your location to ensure you are using the official trails and to avoid going off on phantom trails. And it is also great for sharing your experience with images and highlights!
FOREST TRAILS THAT CONNECT PEOPLE WITH PEOPLE
HIKING AND TRAIL RUNNING
Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve offers some of the best hiking and trail running in the Greater KL area. The trails are well-maintained and quite well marked. The arrangement of the forest trails in a series of stacked loops, allows visitors … [READ ON] about Hiking and trail running
The majority of the forest trails of Kota Damansara Community Forest are built for multiple use by hikers as well as mountain bikers. This means the trails are built according to International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) specifications for … [READ ON] about Mountain biking
VOLUNTEERING AT KDCF
There are numerous opportunities for individuals and groups to contribute their time and energy to supporting the Kota Damansara forest in ways that are fun, rewarding and do not require special skills and tools. Those interested in volunteering at … [READ ON] about Volunteering
CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH NATURE
"I'm an American expat, and this forest is my favourite place to be - I try to get there at least once a week. The reason I love KDCF more than any other place to hike in Klang Valley is because the trails are so well marked and they aren't too steep. I love spending time in the forest and know it wouldn't be possible without the hard work of several dedicated people. I'm truly grateful!"
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
WHAT TO BRING
Essential items to bring with you to make your trip safe and enjoyable: Good pair of walking shoes. Water - at least 1 litre of water. More, if you want to spend more time in the forest Torch light - for those who start their hikes later … [READ ON] about What to bring
RESPONSIBLE TRAIL USE
On any trip into the forest it is good to bear in mind that you are entering a space with its own fully functioning ecosystem of flora and fauna. As responsible hikers or cyclists please endeavour to limit your impact and help keep this natural … [READ ON] about Responsible trail use
This is a natural forest, not a park. Anyone planning to go into the forest should always be mindful that safety is their responsibility and this is something that should be thought about. Here are some useful guidelines organized in alphabetical … [READ ON] about Safety