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Gunung Arong, Johor – A Small Hill Nestled in Mersing Town

Gunung Arong, Johor

Gunung Arong, Johor

Gunung Arong, Johor

Gunung Arong, Johor stands at 273m, is really more of a hill than a mountain. It is, however, the highest point in Mersing Johor and thus is known affectionally as a mountain to the locals.

 

The hike is relatively easy and it is made more interesting with a few steep terrains which can be scaled using the ropes provided. You will find yourself on a jungle trail for most parts of the hike. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. It kind of reminded me of Bukit Timah Hill. It will take about 2 hours to reach the peak. The summit offers splendid views of the South China Sea and the Tanjung Resang.

Gunung Arong Tanjung Resang

Gunung Arong Tanjung Resang

After the hike, the base of Gunung Arong opens up to a lovely coastal walk where you have to cross large boulders and a river. Be prepared to get your land shoes wet! You will reach the Tanjung Resang Beach after crossing where it is a popular destination to just chill, relax and enjoy the beach. You can also visit the nearby Mersing Resorts to extend your stay.

Resang Boulders

Resang Boulders

We rank Gunung Arong, Johor 3 stars out of 5 regarding ease to climb the mountain, it is suitable for beginner to intermediate level hikers.

Love Gunung Arong? We found four other rustic nature parks in Johor – Tanjung PiaiKota TinggiEndau Rompin and Gunung Ledang (Mt Ophir) for the adventure and nature lovers!