A Quick Guide to Sekumpul Waterfall Bali
Sekumpul Waterfall is one of the most impressive waterfalls we have ever had to hike and is definitely one of the best waterfalls in Bali. With a height of around 80m – it’s quite a beast! Accompanied with beauty, it has a stunning backdrop covered with bright green leaves and bushes. On the other hand, the hike to Sekumpul Waterfall can be difficult, so in this blog we provide everything you need to know about Sekumpul Waterfall, featuring how to get there and how difficult it really is.
Want to see more waterfalls? Check out our blog on Munduk Waterfall Route in Bali | 9 Amazing Waterfalls
Entrance Fee: 20,000 IDR adult
Parking Fee: FREE
Trekking time: At least 45 min
How to get to Sekumpul Waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall, also known locally as Air Terjun Sekumpul, is located in the village of Sekumpul, situated within North Bali in a region called Buleleng. Depending if you are travelling from areas such as Ubud, Canggu or Munduk, the journey time varies and can take a couple of hours. If you’re using a scooter like most backpackers, you’ll need to download Offline Google Maps or use Maps.me app for those times when you don’t have Internet. Check out the map above to help gather your bearings. On your way there, you will see signs for Sekumpul waterfall on the side of the road; just keep following them until you get to a car park (which usually has coaches parked up, clear sign of tourists). After parking up, cross the road and follow the path passed local homes.
Do I need a guide?
One thing to note is that when you park up, you may get tour guides insisting on booking them and that it is “impossible” to get to Sekumpul Waterfall without them. This is not true, though it is not easy. If you wish to hire and support them then that’s fine, but you are not obliged to.
The walk towards Sekumpul Waterfall
Here you will need help from the locals. There are certain points where you can either turn left or right, there is no easy way around it, ask a local passing by. You will not be alone as you will walk through a village and people’s homes, as well as people riding around on scooters/motorbikes. It will take you around 15-20 min before you reach the top of Sekumpul Waterfall. There is no need to rush though as the scenery is beautiful passing by temples, history monuments and gorgeous rice fields.
If you’re a confident driver, you can actually scooter half way through the trek like we did. You’ll get funny looks and giggles from locals as tourist generally don’t do this! However, the roads are narrow and if it’s wet it will be dangerous. Eventually, the fun stops and it’s just stairs, so with permission we parked outside a local family’s house…after they were done laughing at us.
The hike down is steep and if it’s been raining, hike with caution. There are steps so it is fairly easy, just keep your wits about you. As you can imagine, the hike back to the top, being so steep, will be much harder. You will have to stop a few times on the way back up, unless you’re super fit and have been eating your spinach, so plan your time wisely and bring plenty of water.
The breathtaking Sekumpul Waterfall
As you reach Sekumpul waterfall, you will see why it was all worth it. With the 80m high stream of water descending and crashing into the pool below, the greenery around it makes it an amazing sight to behold. Sekumpul Waterfall definitely lives up to the hype and secured itself in one of our favourite waterfalls in Bali. Take your time at the bottom and snap as many pictures as you need because the hike back up is going to test your cardio!
Have more time to view more waterfalls? Have a look at our guide on Munduk Waterfall Route in Bali | 9 Amazing Waterfalls. We highly recommend staying in or around Munduk for a couple of days to check out more incredible waterfalls. See below for our recommendations on where to stay.
Where to stay
Budget Couple: Geriya Siena
Backpacker: Dong Paloh Hostel
- Download Offline Google Maps or Maps.me
- Scooter half way down if you’re a confident driver
- Bring a light raincoat in case the weather turns whilst trekking
- Bring plenty of water and pack a small lunch
- Don’t forget your swimming costume!