A Quick Guide to Munduk Waterfall Hike in Bali
The small but mighty Munduk Waterfall (Also known as Red Coral Waterfall and Air Terjun Munduk) is a force not to be reckoned with. What it lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in power. Even better, the Munduk Waterfall hike is only a short walk.
Whilst not as big as other Waterfalls in Bali such as Sekumpul or Melanting, it’s still bigger than Aling Aling in Bali and very much worth the visit. Just a short walk from the car park, this waterfall is probably the easiest one to hike in Bali.
Entrance Fee: 20,000 IDR adult (Free before 9 am)
Parking Fee: FREE or 2,000 IDR depending where you park
Trekking time: 15 mins
How to get to Munduk Waterfall
Munduk Waterfall (Red Coral Waterfall on Google Maps) is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to in Bali. If you’re staying in Munduk like we did, it was only a 5 min drive to the parking area from where we stayed; Geriya Siena. However, If you are based in Canggu, Seminyak or Ubud the journey will be approximately 1 hour 30 min to 2 hour 30 min.
More often than not, people tend to base themselves around Munduk making the journey shorter and making the most of their day. By doing this, you have more time to view other waterfalls, such as Sekumpul Waterfall, Aling Aling Waterfall, Kroya Waterfall and Melanting Waterfall. If you’re stuck for time or don’t know which route to take check out Munduk Waterfall Route in Bali | 9 Amazing Waterfalls.
If you’re using a scooter like most backpackers, you’ll need to download Offline Google Maps or use the Maps.me app for those times when you don’t have Internet. Check out the map below to help gather your bearings.
Do I need a guide?
In short…No, you don’t need a guide. However, if you’re interested in the history of Bali Waterfalls or want to support the local community, for a small fee you most certainly can hire a guide. Consider it a good deed for the day.
The Munduk Waterfall hike
The Munduk waterfall hike will start from the car park. Getting to Munduk Waterfall is very easy and not strenuous at all. You’ll be walking up a slight incline on a makeshift path made out of concrete and bamboo, with an amazing jungle mountain backdrop. Passing through what feels like someone’s back garden, you’ll see locals and animals like roosters and chickens going about their day. After only 5 or 10 minutes, you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful jungle and greeted with signs to various waterfalls. There you will find a person standing behind a hut, where you’ll have to pay a small fee.
However, if you go as early as we did, which was about 8:30am there won’t be anyone there and you won’t have to pay. Go right to Munduk Waterfall (5 Minute walk) or go left to Lebuhan Kebo Waterfall followed by Melanting Waterfall.
Munduk Waterfall itself
The glorious Munduk waterfall is a beauty to behold, surrounded by vibrant greenery and visited by swooping little birds, it’s hard not to like it. As it pours out from the jungle top and crashes to the rocks you can feel its power. As the water hits a fairly flat surface, there’s isn’t much of a pool. You can pretty much walk right up to the waterfall and have a power shower if you feel like it.
As we visited it so early there was no one else there, so we had time to fully admire it and take it all in… for about 5 minutes until other people started coming.
Where to stay
If you decide to stay in or around Munduk we can recommend these places;
- Go before 9am and it’s free
- Also go early to avoid the crowds
- Go to Munduk Waterfall first, then the others
- Don’t take your Scooter, leave it in the car park as the trail takes you in a loop