Hiking Ceruk Tok Kun @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang

By : Chha

Here is to add another post for our piglets 'Sports' column, haha ! Ceruk Tok Kun Hill in Bukit Mertajam can be said as a very famous hiking spot for people around Bukit Mertajam, When we were hiking in Ceruk Tok Kun Hill we did meet a few hikers from other states as well. Famous or not, this Ceruk Tok Kun Hill is full with people in the morning during our hike. We started off hiking early at about 6.44am to avoid the people traffic, haha .. by the time we come down from Ceruk Tok Kun Hill, it is already full with people going up the hill. So hiking alone at Ceruk Tok Kun Hill is fine as there is many people hiking there too but just don't hike in the dark alone. There is two ways to hike Ceruk Tok Kun Hill, one is by using the tar road another one is by jungle tracking. There is less people using the jungle track so we decided to do so but as reminder, don't do it alone, jungle track with a group of people, else, use the tar road up Ceruk Tok Kun Hill.

The view on top of Ceruk Tok Kun Hill is nice especially during sunrise. At some point during our hike, in order to get to the very top of Ceruk Tok Kun Hill we will have to hike up using the tar road.

We eventually ended up going down Ceruk Tok Kun Hill using the tar road as well, haha ! At the top of the hill you will see the communication tower, this is the point where we turn around and walk down the hill.

Piglets Hiking Route

Total Distance Covered

Getting There :
Drive along Jalan Kulim heading for Kulim from Bukit Mertajam and you will pass through St. Anne Church on your left, go straight for roughly another 300m but do not pass Masjid Jamek Cherok Tok Kun which is on your right. There will be a small road on your left with a Mee Ketam shop at the junction, turn into the small road and drive until the end.

Posted Date : 23 June 2015
Posted Time : 3.44 pm


  1. How long did it take for you to come down ? You started up at 6.44am, finished and at base by ?

    1. hi Ahri Shaarminiee,

      i takes me around 2 hrs 38 minutes to finish hiking up and down .. my hike speed is rather slow, which is around 19 minutes / km pace ..


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