Talun Waterfall is a really nice waterfall that appears to be less visited than the nearby and much more popular Rondo Waterfall. The trail isn’t long but there is a lot of variation as it goes across a meadow, through a pine forest and descends into a stunning gorge with the waterfall.
Locally it is known as Coban Talun – Coban is waterfall in the local language
Height – 75 meters on a couple of websites (my guess is 30 meters and one of us is very wrong)
Accessibility – The road is in good condition and it is well maintained dirt trail.
How to get there – In Batu turn north and drive towards Air Panas (Hot Spring) Cangar. In 8 km from Alun Alun Batu intersection there will be a sign for Coban Talun on the left. Follow this road for a few minutes until you pass through the entrance gate.
Option 1 – rent a motorcycle in Malang (about 80,000 IDR/day)
Option 2 – hire a private car with a driver (600,000-800,000 IDR/day)
The hike – The isn’t look but there is a lot of variety. Start at the restaurant next to the motorcycle parking and through a small meadow with some bathrooms. Cross the stream and turn back (follow the signs) going downstream over a wooden bridge. The dirt trail goes through a pine forest for about 100 meters and then descends to the waterfall. At the waterfall there are many viewpoints and a few places to swim.
Guides – not needed
Entrance fee – 7,500 IDR/person and 3000 for motorbike parking
GPS data – S7.805087 E112.516992
Date visited – 9/15/2016