PENANG HILL HIKING TRAILS MAP

GPS trail map showing a total of 26 entrances leading to various hiking trails and popular rest stops.
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Moniot Trail


Moniot trail is named after Jules M. Moniot, who was the surveyor-general of the Straits Settlements at the time. Completed in 1825, it became as one of the oldest tracks at Penang Hill. The trail was built by convict labourers of Indian descent from British Bencoolen.

Moniot Road was one of the earliest bridle paths of Penang Hill that is of special historical and botanical interest. It was laid out by major McNair around 1825. Stretching from 'Halfway House' at the foot of 'Highlands' which had been The Hill Residence of James Scott and extending Southwards to 'Mon Sejour' and 'The Retreat'.
The first track up Penang Hill was constructed by Captain Francis Light around 1790, giving access to the Summit of Penang Hill. Moniot Road was named after the then Government surveyor of Penang and it was here that the early Botanists of Penang collected many of the hill flora specimens now found in the major herbarium around the world. Among the important Botanists was Charles Curtis who established the Penang Botanical Gardens in 1884.

BUKIT BENDERA

BOTANICAL GARDEN

MOON GATE

YOUTH PARK

BUKIT OLIVIA

BUKIT GANTUNG

Air Itam

Balik Pulau

Teluk Bahang

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