Miri is the main tourist gateway to the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site with Gunung Mulu National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, Niah National Park and Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park. Miri is also famously known as the birthplace of the Malaysian petroleum industry.

Of all the other mountains or hills, Canada hill is the one which is the most accessible to all. Canada hill is one of the landmarks of Miri as it is where petroleum was first found as well as the place where the Grand Old Lady stands. As it is located at the town centre, it enables you to enjoy the stunning and panoramic view of the city even while you are hiking. There are a total of 26 hills with hill number 1 – 10 being of the hills which could give you the best scenery.

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Aside from that, Lambir Hill National Park is another place where you can enjoy nature while hiking. The nature of the place is very well preserved which scientists have recognized as one of the world’s most ecologically diverse areas. This place is also very family friendly as the common route – Latak Waterfall route takes about 15 to 20 minutes only. This specific route also has 3 waterfalls in total with the third one as the biggest one which you can have fun in. However, you should also be aware to always wear proper hiking attire and remember to bring mosquito repellent to repent leech. 

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Further from the heart of Miri is Batu Niah National Park and Gunung Mulu National Park. Batu Niah is famous for the jungle walk, visit the Iban longhouse and niah cave experiences. This cave also has the world’s largest cave entrance. Besides, this place is also full of history. Batu Niah was a major centre of human settlement as early as 40,000 years ago, and features Palaeolithic and Neolithic burial sites, as well as the iron-age cave paintings. 

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Gunung Mulu National Park is a protected rainforest and it is known for its dramatic peaks and caves, specifically the huge, bat-filled Deer Cave. The cave leads to the Garden of Eden where a hidden valley and waterfall enclosed by limestone cliffs are found. The famous Pinnacles are and is a formation of jagged limestone located at Gunung Api. The way up to the summit is steep and can be very tiring, but upon arriving at the summit and being able to enjoy the scenery is worth the sweat. 

 

The above mentioned places are the ones which we have thought to be the hiking trails with breathtaking views which one should definitely pay a visit upon arriving in Miri.