Apeh Hill via Cheras Awana
By having to complete this route, I’ve concluded my series of Saga & Apeh Hill hiking which have many entrances and route mainly from Station 1 to Station 6 (Apeh Hill) and Route A to D (Saga Hill). How unique isn’t it?
Apeh Hill via Cheras Awana
To complete Saga Hill is not about up to the peak and to complete Apeh Hill is not about up to the waterfall. All must cover all the routes available in the map as possible. Having all the routes in ONE day was tough although not impossible, giving a full day from morning until evening to do this.
From my experiences to climb Apeh Hill started from Saga’s peak where it’s connected via Station 6 & 5 throughout the waterfall site. Later my experience told me there’s another route connected to Station 6 & 5, where is the 4, 3, 2 & 1? All these stations are well-crossed if you came from Cheras Awana.
Do not get confused between Cheras Hatamas & Cheras Awana because it’s located side by side. You will see Cheras Hatamas on your left before you turn right to Cheras Awana. That’s how close both entrances are.
From starting point … fruit stall to replenish your sugar level
A flat terrain … entrance to the jungle
Passing the desert stall … environmental awareness signboard
Uniqueness found … rubber trees
First stop … Station 1
Small bridge checkpoint … all the way up
From all the way up, I probably unaware I’ve crossed some important signboard indicated the Station number because everyone seems to follow the majority goes. Shortcut trail straight to Station 6 is available and people reached before me which I was surprise in the first place.
How they all reached before me? They skipped all station from 3-5 .That the beautiful of having alternative path.
I’ve gone through all the station from 1-6 to mark my completion.
Perhaps this is Station 2 … no clear sign except the big 2
Yeah! I’m heading to Station 3 … on the go
Touch-base Station 3 … at last
Passing Station 4 sign … but nowhere to be seen
Opps … station 5 soon
From station 5 … option to go Waterfall in 30 mins
Else go opposite direction of waterfall … to Station 6
Reach Station 6 instead of proceed to waterfall … Station 6 base
Station 6 base is where all the trekkers gathered from all directions (Apeh Hill via Cheras Awana & Cheras Hatamas, Apeh Waterfall back from Station 5 and Saga Hill’s peak).
You gotta plan accordingly to your hike plan from here. But most people will choose to Waterfall because no point if you come from Saga’s trail and end point at Cheras Awana. Unless you purposely taste the desert at the Tong Sui’s stall.
Up and down from all the way was kind of exhausting at the end. That’s the reason most people try to train their stamina here for tough mountain challenge.
Dessert’s stall (Tong Sui’s stall) … at the entrance of Cheras Awana
A young lady with sweet voice … various dessert of the day
Sweet red potato … made my day after hiking
After this route, I found out Apeh Hill offer much more to explore. More trails and shortcut opened up by local for easier and safe hiking for everyone. More beginner hikers are joining the hike every weekend especially those with family. They wanted a safe & guidance trail, not trodden and slippery trek.
For myself, I can’t say I’ve enough for this place because I found more interesting route to complete despite new trail being opened to promote this interchange hill around Cheras could link.
The below map taken along the trail, shows the entire hiking trek available.
Saga Hill + Cheras Hill + Waterfall
Don’t you want to try all these trails?