Kemukus Waterfall in Wonogiri Regency, Central Java Province


The next recommended waterfall to visit in Wonogiri Regency is Kemukus Waterfall. This one is located in Purwoharjo Village and belongs to Karangtengah Sub-District. The pristine nature and beauty of the waterfall would impress everyone, after all. With its unspoiled nature, the location is suitable for lessening and enjoying trekking. Some people also take advantage of the landscapes to take some good photos during the visit. In terms of name, “Kemukus” means the white steam or smoke. It is because the steam mist covers almost the entire part of the waterfall. It looks amazing, actually.

The Nuance
Once arriving at the location, tourists would be impressed by the landscapes. It consists of many hills and steep areas, so everyone should be careful when walking or exploring the site. The waterfall has three levels and each of them comes with a different height (between 30 and 40 meters). The top level is surrounded by big cliffs and it features the steam mist. The wind also feels so strong in this area. Also, the water discharge is strong and it makes a loud noise! Not to mention the view looks amazing due to the presence of big cliffs and hills ahead.

Exploring Kemukus Waterfall
In order to reach Kemukus Waterfall, everyone should conduct trekking for sure. Still, experienced people are able to ride their motorcycle and head to the very end of local houses. In that area, they can park the bike and walk to the site through the available footpath. The distance is about 1 km, actually. After walking for a while, they may reach the first level. It requires trekking (passing through a cliff with the height of 30 meters!). Have no worries. This effort won’t go into a waste at all.

Once arriving at the first level, tourists can take their time to enjoy the scenery and collect some photos using their camera. Later, they can either go to the next levels or not depending on their stamina and supplies. One thing, the nuance is misty so the visibility can be quite low sometimes (especially in the morning). Also, the temperature is quite cold so tourists must wear warm clothes when visiting Kemukus Waterfall.

One thing that makes Kemukus Waterfall different than others is indeed the presence of mist or smoke on that area. Another reason that makes it popular is the challenge. It is because tourists need to give many efforts in order to reach the site. It requires both stamina and supplies, so everyone should be prepared.

Nearby Attractions

  • Jurug Wates
  • Jinggring Hill
  • Waduk Tukul

How to Get There
For those coming from Semarang City, they may spend about 3 hours and 22 minutes to get to Wonogiri Regency. It is because the distance is 169 km. If they want to get there faster, they need to take Semarang – Solo Highway. Once they arrive at Wonogiri, their next destination is Purwoharjo Village at Karangtengah Sub-District. This trip takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, as the distance is 34.7 km. As for the best route, it is recommended to take Raya Batuwarno – Karangtengah Street. From the village, it only takes a short trekking to reach Kemukus Waterfall.

Where to Stay

  • Arjuna Randualas
  • Rifqi Guesthouse


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