Singapore Travel | 5 Hiking Trails for adventurous travellers
Along with jam-packed Singapore tourist attractions and the city’s CBD with high-rise office buildings, lie peaceful and nature-filled hiking trails you can explore. Gear up for an adventurous Singapore travel experience and spend a day hiking up nature parks and reserves featured in our Singapore travel blog today!
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
MacRitchie Reservoir is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Lion City as it hosts a number of nature trails and cross-country races. This is the reason why it’s a favourite among most hikers, also thanks to the beautiful lush greenery that surrounds the trails.
Expect to come across concrete and muddy terrains when you choose to hike this Singapore attraction. When there are no races, you can find locals and some tourists walking or jogging along the trails during the weekends.
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There’s a 250-metre hanging bridge where hikers can hang out and enjoy the peaceful and refreshing surrounding.
Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore298717
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Our next featured destination in today’s Singapore travel guide is a favourite among hikers in Singapore. This is probably because it’s one of the tallest natural hills in the country as it stands 163.8m, and has steep slopes. If you want some challenge, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is your go-to destination! Just be sure you’re ready because unlike other hiking destinations that pace you slowly as you hike up, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve will surprise you with inclines and uneven steps.
You can bring some snacks and eat while taking a rest and enjoying your view.
Address: Hindhede Dr, Singapore 589318
If you’re a hiking and cycling enthusiast, Umin Island is something you should include on your Singapore travel itinerary!
You can take a boat from Changi Village that will bring you to Umin Island. The hiking routes in Umin Island are quite long but you can also rent out a bike if you feel like you can’t endure too long hiking trails.
Aside from the beautiful scenery, one of the things that hikers enjoy in this location is how beautiful the sunset is. So if you have a camera with you, be sure to capture the picturesque sunset.
Wait as the sky turns from pink to purple, a truly magical moment to witness. This also makes hiking worth it when you end the day with a magical view!
Address: Pulau Ubin, Singapore 508329
The Changi Beach Park is about 3.3km long and stretches from Changi Point to Changi Ferry Terminal. It’s a great place for a jog or if you simply want to hang out in the relaxing beach front. You can also sample delicious seafood in the bistro or in the nearby Changi Village.
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The park is a great place for a family picnic or a nice place to swim and spend time with friends.
Address: 6 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 509907
Covering 10kms of verdant open spaces, Southern Ridges lets you hike up not just one but 5 exciting trails! It connects Telok Blangah Hill Park, Mount Faber Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park and the Labrador Nature Reserve. With its vast natural surroundings, you can expect constant changes in your scenery! You can be surrounded by lush greenery one minute and be surprised by the beautiful landscape from Mount Faber in another.
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There are multiple exit points along the way which means you can easily call it a day whenever you want to.
A lot of hikers rest along the Henderson Waves’ iconic architecture which is also a great pit stop to take some photos!
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The question where to go in Singapore is usually answered with the country’s jam-packed tourist attractions. But a short trek from our featured hiking trails will be a refreshing break from the bustling city life.
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