It is located on the western side of Taman Negara in Peninsular Malaysia. The park was opened to the public in August 1993. The park office is 7 km from Merapoh which is about 30 km south of Gua Musang, Kelantan and 100 km north of Kuala Lipis.
Taman Negara Sungai Relau is the popular point for jungle trekking and mountain climbing to Gunung Tahan (2187 meters). The route to Gunung Tahan is about 2 days as compared to the longer trek of 5 days from Kuala Tahan. It is recognized as one of the toughest trek in the country. A 14-km jeep trail links Sungai Relau to Kuala Juram, the foot hill for climbing Gunung Tahan.
Popular trails :
Interpretive Trail - it provides introduction to the rainforest and the ecosystem. 30 - 45 minutes. Easy stroll with 20 stations that teach you about tree features, species and habitat for a jungle introduction.
Negeram Trail - It follows the Sg Relau river and end at Pasir Gelanggang passing through lowland and swampy forest. 2-4 hours. 4 kilometers trails crossing lowland forests with tualang and soaring canopy trees and a river full of freshwater fishes.
Palas Trail - is about 1.6km long with some hilly terrain, peat swamp and lowland forest. 1-2 hours. A trail that parallels the river, sweeps uphill into palm forest and down across streams into tall trees on flat grounds. Usually lots of animal tracks from wild boars and deers.
Gua Gajah Trail - About 5km long. Gua Gajah is a limestone outcrop and provides shelter for elephants during the monsoon. Inside Gua Gajah, there is a bats chamber where guano and bats are found.
Fees & Facilities :
- Rest House (15 rooms) - RM 40-50 per room/night
- Hostel (40 beds) - RM 10 per person/night
- Entry Fee - RM 1 per person
- Camping Fee - RM 1 per person
- Camera - RM 5 per person
- 4WD Ride - RM 7.50 one way
- 4WD Night Safari - RM 40 per person (minimum 2)
- Guide Service - RM 60-80 per day; RM 20 overnight