Mount Salak, a dormont volcano in Bogor

Mount Salak (Gunung Salak) is a dormant volcano range, somewhat eroded now, that dominates the skyline in Bogor, when it is not behind clouds, which given that Bogor is also known as the city of rain is surprisingly often. It last erupted in 1938 and has been measured at a height of 2,211 metres.

It is located in the Mount Halimun Salak National Park which is a 400km2 conservation area in the Indonesian province of West Java. Established in 1992, the park is primarily made up of two main mountains; Mount Salak and Mount Halimun. It is also located near the better known Mount Gede Pangrango National Park.

Mount Halimun Salak National Park is also home to many endangered bird species and the West Javan Gibbon and the Javan Lutung.

One can arrange day hikes up this mountain, though, be warned, it can be particularly challenging terrain.

eg1 Walking Trek: start at Pasir Reungit camping ground to the crater (~2 hours) passing hot springs along the way, then through the Cangkuang National Park to Cidahu Candle nut forest (Sukabumi) near Cicurug village.

eg2 Motorcycle trek

This Park is equipped with a canopy trail – a walkway suspended between trees – which offers visitors a glimpse of the activities of birds and other wildlife living in the forest canopy. Colourful wildlife, thundering waterfalls and pristine rivers guarantee an unforgettable experience, particularly for visitors from big cities.

Mount Salak volcano, bogor

Volcano Information

Taman Nasional Gunung Halimun (TNGH)

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About Pak Liam

Living, teaching and traveling in Asia.
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5 Responses to Mount Salak, a dormont volcano in Bogor

  1. great place. you wont have no regret visiting bogor 🙂

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    • Pak Liam says:

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    • Pak Liam says:

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