• Elevation: 1,312 m (4,304 ft)
  • Prominence: 1,065 m
  • Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi
  • Province: Sabah (Malaysia)
  • Google Earth: kml
  • Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Bagged it? Be the first to rate it)
  • Other names: none.

Bagging It!

Gunung Magdalena is the tallest peak in the range near the town of Tawau. It can apparently be hiked in around 2 days.

Local Accommodation


  • Getting there: The closest town is Tawau which has an airport. From the airport to Tawau Hills Park takes about 1 hour by car or taxi (or 30 minutes from Tawau itself). Public transport is poor or non-existent. There is also an express boat from Tarakan (Indonesia) to Tawau 3 or 4 times a week taking around 4-5 hours. In 2022, it leaves at 11am and costs Rp500,000 one-way.
  • Permits: RM3 entrance fee for Malaysians (Rm10 for foreigners). Open at 8am until 4.30pm.
  • Water sources: Currently unknown

Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm):

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3 thoughts on “Magdalena”

  1. A Gunung Bagging trip to Gunung Magdalena is likely to happen 8-9th July 2023. If you are interested in joining please reply to this message ASAP or contact via the contact page. Thanks, Dan.

  2. For a guide, call a forest ranger at the park there. Johan +60171858286 or Alfonso +60138722354. Likely to be around RM80 a day for their services.

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