MacRitchie Nature Trail
MacRitchie Nature Trail
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A short trip from the city center lies the serenity of MacRitchie Reservoir, part of Singapore’s water catchment system that captures rain water to help supply the island’s growing population. Trails surround the park, which has an upgraded visitor’s center featuring a café, restrooms and information station. The best views are from the TreeTop Walk, a 250-meter suspension bridge across the rainforest canopy, which can be accessed along the seven-kilometer Venus Loop. Wear hiking shoes and bring water.
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  • Fred T
    Reno, Nevada741 contributions
    Tree Top Walk closed on Mondays; Jelutong tower has great views
    I walked / hiked on some of the many trails that exist in the free park. My main goal was the Tree Top Walk. When I got to the bridge at the start, it was closed (a guy walking nearby said it is closed on Mondays). So, I went to Jelutong tower and climbed it. It is taller than the nearby trees, so one gets a great view of the lake, trees, and buildings in the distance. When I walked thru Windsor Nature Park, I encountered a troup of about 20 monkeys, a wild boar with baby, and a monitor lizard. It was several hours of walking to do all of that.
    Visited January 2020
    Written 19 January 2020
  • KGB777
    Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
    Hiking in MacRitchie
    MacRitchie Nature Reserve is a great place for hiking. I was last here in early April, not long before the lockdown started. We started at the Windsor Park end, walked up to the Tree Top trail and then did a loop back. Can get quite busy in parts, but there are also quieter sections if you go slightly off the main circuit.
    Visited April 2020
    Written 19 June 2020
  • CanberraSteve38
    233 contributions
    Into the jungle, so close to the centre of the city
    Perhaps the 12-kilometre walk around the MacRitchie Reservoir is not one of the stand-out visitor attractions of Singapore, but I loved it. It's so close to central Singapore and so easily accessible, but within minutes I was away from the crowded city. The boardwalk sections of the trail were particularly beautiful but so were the forest trails. Even on a hot day, things were shady. The trails are popular with local fitness enthusiasts and families, all of whom were observing COVID safety rules most carefully.
    Visited March 2022
    Written 2 April 2022
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Singapore, Singapore572 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
For travellers who want to stay off the usual tourist attractions, a hike into MacRitchie forest trails is worth exploring. There are many trails to hike and it can take from 2 to 4 hours including return trip within the Catchment Area. One can spot monkeys and squirrels along the trails.

The Tree Top Walk is located 500m from the Ranger Station. Toilets and water top up are available at the Ranger Station.

The trails are easy for those who are fit and exercise regularly.

By Bus:
Nearest bus stop 51071. Bus #52, 74, 93, 157,130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 162M, 165, 166, 167, 852 and 855, 980 which drop at the bus stop 51071. Walk 10 minutes to the trailhead.
Written 28 August 2023
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Diana A
Perm, Russia50 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Really nice place to run, but prepare yourself for a proper trail with tree roots on the ground, gravel, mud, old ruined steps and so on. Also better look around: there are many interesting creatures and lots of strange noises. Highly recommend! (Don’t forget the water, I couldn’t find water stations)
Written 27 July 2023
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Prakash_Jay
Chennai (Madras), India105 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Excellent track for the trail experience. Well maintained. Unfortunately we couldn't cover the hanging bridge as it was holiday. Otherwise it was a memorable experience. We covered 10KM up and down and it was a worthwhile. Must visit.
Written 27 July 2023
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Franck B
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Nice park with a wild nature. Most of the walking is under the trees. I finished totally wet ; take clothes change. Top tree walk has a lot of stairs ; not for everyone.
You can see monkeys, turtles and butterflies.
Written 5 July 2023
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DrV6278
Hyderabad, India3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
11 KM is well maintained for walking and running. Except in one place- there is no facility for toilet and drinking water. And zero rescue team anywhere to be seen

No alert signage for aged and low BP / Diabetes/ weak persons on unsuitabiliry of the full walk of 11 km trail

Every other tourist place in Singapore is splendid. This trail service unbecoming of Singapore
Written 22 June 2023
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK1,313 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful nature trail which is free to enter. Highly recommend doing the canopy treetop walk to obtain a lovely view above the forest. Bring your own water and snacks as there is nowhere to get food and drink.
Written 10 June 2023
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Sarah P
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Mar 2023
This walk was a highlight for us due to the plentiful wildlife (macaque monkeys everywhere!) and flora + fauna. Gorgeous spot.
Written 24 March 2023
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Dimple958
New York City, NY60 contributions
Dec 2022
This was a moderate trail, however on your way you will encounter monkeys. Do not bring any food with you. If you don't look at them and just keep walking, they will not harm you. The treetop walk it's amazing, the height and view is the best part. The bridge sways a bit so be mindful if you're afraid of heights this is not for you. A nice time to see some nature in the city state.
Written 17 January 2023
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Jisagod2u
London, UK244 contributions
Dec 2022
Our taxi driver never heard of this. God knows how, this was our highlight in Singapore!! Lots of different wildlife, nature, and serenity everywhere. What a stunning location and walk (we walked about 3 hrs, even in the rain we felt covered largely by the canopy).
Written 15 December 2022
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Alesha Kaur
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and get a good work out. Advice fella joggers and hikers to wear practical shoes that can withstand the mud and unlevelled pathways. Can be slippery. Recommend mosquito patch when coming here.
Written 5 December 2022
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