Running is probably one of the safest contactless forms of exercise we can do at this point in time. You can run at your own pace by yourself and get a spectacular view after being cooped up indoors all day long!
You’re not alone if it feels monotonous or repetitive after a while running in your usual spot. So we’ve compiled a list of the best places to run in the KL and Selangor for different incredible views, tracks, people and terrains to keep you entertained while you’re on your run!
Ps. Not too late to burn all the ‘gains’ from holidays and CNY!
Desa Park City
This is one of the very few parks in KL that is dog-friendly! So when you come for a run, you might just bump into dogs that are roaming about freely and keeping you entertained. The trail wraps around a beautiful lake that stretches about 2.2km on flat ground.
If food is your go-to after a good run, this is the perfect spot for you, offering you many F&B choices!
Venue: 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 24 hours
One of the most iconic spots with great accessibility smacked right in the city centre of Malaysia — KLCC Park. The trail stretches to about 1.3km of rubberised tracks with gorgeous views of the Petronas Twin Towers and the well-maintained gardens.
It’s also a good place to unwind after work if you’re working in the city.
Venue: KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 7am – 10pm
Perdana Botanical Gardens
Formerly known as Lake Gardens is KL’s first large-scale recreational park. It is a popular spot where you may frequently bump into a group of active runners. It covers a large area in the city with lush greenery so running here will be an absolute ‘breeze’.
Not to forget, there are several Instagram-worthy canopied spots in the garden for you to take pictures of and catch some breath after your run!
Venue: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 7am – 8pm
Titiwangsa Lake Garden
This is one of the best jogging spots in KL that’s not one to miss. Its vast lake attracted many joggers and runners who enjoy soaking up the morning and evening views. Its mini water park and the floating bridge is a ‘playground’ for kids to explore and have some splashing fun.
Venue: Tasik, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 6am – 10pm
Bukit Kiara Park
Up for an added cardio? Go for a trail run at Bukit Kiara Park starting from the entrance either from Mont Kiara or TTDI. It’s a fun adventure with friends while you go through the flat grounds and off-road terrains into the hills!
Venue: 78, Jln Abang Haji Openg, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 7am – 7pm
Kepong Metropolitan Park
This is another must-visit gorgeous park in Kepong where you can go for your run. You’ll find many families around the park in the evenings, which adds to the entire fun atmosphere. Seasoned runners will appreciate the well-maintained trail that stretches to over 3.8km in a loop.
Venue: Jln Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-garden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 6am – 7pm
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
This forest reserve is a go-to spot for those wanting to get some fresh air with greeneries. All the way from a picnic by the waterfall, hike, hilly runs or even do some trail running on the main road that stretches to about 7.5km, this is the one for you!
Venue: Jalan Frim, Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Hours: 8am – 5pm
Bukit Jalil Park
If you want to switch up your runs with different types of terrains, Bukit Jalil Park is perfect for you. The area was developed in 1998 for the Commonwealth Games, and as you head to the International Garden, you’ll be engrossed with the different areas designed specifically to represent different countries, keeping you entertained all the way!
Venue: Jalan 13/155c, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 6am – 8pm
Taman Tasik Shah Alam
It has one of the best jogging trails in Selangor. Imagine enjoying the view of a gorgeous lake with locals kayaking and catching a view of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, the famous state mosque in Selangor, while sweating it out. There is a canopy walk nearby and playground for the kids too!
Venue: Pesiaran Tasek, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Hours: 24 hours
Have you visited all of them? If not, it’s time to explore these breathtaking spots!