Labuan hiking
Batu Arang formation near the Tip of Tanjong Kubong. ©Suhaila Ramley

Labuan Chimney Walking Trail/Tanjong Kubong Trail

By far the most popular trail on the island, there are many interesting stops along the ~3.8km Labuan Chimney Walking Trail, including the:

  • Tanjong Kubong Tunnel  – Also called Lubang Gantang or Terowong Tanjong Kubong, this is a vertical coal mine shaft reaching depths of up to 40 meters below the ground’s surface. It functions as a gateway for a network of coal mining tunnels located underground.
  • British graveyard – 5 tombstones dating back to 1866 believed to commemorate workers from the Labuan Eastern Archipelago Company.
  • Coal formations and sea cave
  • Tip of Tanjong Kubong
  • Raffles Anchorage
  • Kubong Bluff – Campsite
  • Gedung Ubat (Ammunitions Storage)
  • Chimney Museum

Bukit Kubong Walking Trail

Another of Labuan’s popular hiking trails, the Bukit Kubong Walking Trail leads from the beach at Pantai Pohon Batu all the way up the peak of Bukit Kubong hill, where scenic views of the island and South China Sea await.

Bukit Kubong is the tallest hill in Labuan, with a height of 91 meters above sea level. The hill is also a campsite, and it is climbed on a daily basis so it is a well-trodden but still clean and wild trail.

The area is often visited by large groups consisting of students of all ages and participants of teambuilding events organized by private and governmental establishments.

An alternative entry/exit point for the Bukit Kubong Walking Trail is from Kompleks TUDM Bukit Kubong (Bukit Kubong Royal Air Force Complex). This route is shorter but the track is slightly more challenging.

Bukit Minyak Gas Trail

The Bukit Minyak Gas Trail, or Oil & Gas Hill Trail, is a 2.8 to 3.3 km hiking trail suitable for beginners.

The most popular starting point for this route is located near the T-junction or intersection of Jalan Tanjong Kubong and Jalan Pohon Batu, near Pantai Pancur Hitam.

The other starting point is located near Labuan Chimney and Labuan Bird Park.

The entire trail takes around 2 hours to complete, and hikers may exit the route at the pump station near Kompleks TUDM Bukit Kubong.

Merinding Trail

The Merinding Trail is frequently used by mountain bikers with entry/exit point at Simpang 19 (Simpang Bukit Aru), Kampung Pohon Batu.

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