Top 8 Hiking Trails for All Ages in Singapore

Top 8 Hiking Trails for All Ages in Singapore

Singapore is not only an urban paradise, it’s also home to some of the most picturesque nature reserves and hiking trails in Asia. But before you put on your trekking shoes, you must have every hiking essential first.

That includes your backpack, water bottle, sunscreen, tent, and more. At the same time, devices such as your phone and powerbank will come in handy too. 

To help you get ready for your next adventure, we listed some of the most incredible hiking trails suitable for all ages in Singapore! 

Hindhede Nature Park

If you want to kick things off with a laid back hike, then Hindhede Nature Park is the one for you. This park features easy trails that are perfect for the whole family, including the elderly and children. 

It also showcases abundant wildlife and the scenic Hindhede Quarry. In fact, this trail could be a good training ground for beginner hikers too. 

Location: Hindhede Drive (Upper Bukit Timah Road) 

Trail Length: 90 metres

Hike Duration: 15 to 30 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Kranji Marshes

Kranji Marshes is SG’s largest freshwater marshland, spanning over 56 hectares of land. With its vast area of green habitats, the marsh is home to several species of birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. 

Also, you can go 10 metres up to the Raptor Tower if you want a panoramic view of the entire landscape. To make it even better, the trails here are easy to follow as well. 

Location: 11 Neo Tiew Lane 2

Trail Length: 3.7 km

Hike Duration: 52 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Coney Island Park

Although Coney Island Park might be a bit underdeveloped, it provides the ideal rustic hiking experience. Here, you’ll be able to see rare plant species, migratory birds, grasslands, and even mangrove swamps. 

Each area of this park is picture perfect! So it’s best to bring your camera to capture during your hike. 

Location: 900 Punggol Road 

Trail Length: 5.6 km

Duration of Hike: 1.5 to 2 hours

Difficulty Level: Moderate

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

MacRitchie Reservoir Park is the oldest nature park in Singapore and has been a crowd favourite among tourists and locals. There are various hiking trails here for different skill levels, so feel free to choose one that suits you best.

For a family-friendly hike, there are boardwalk treks available. Meanwhile, thrill seekers can try the free-standing suspension bridge called Treetop Walk. 

Location: Lornie Road

Trail Length: 11 km

Duration of Hike: 3 to 4 hours

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Dairy Farm Nature Park

If you’re looking for a more rugged hiking experience, Dairy Farm Nature Park can give that to you. Generally, the trail at this park is considered suitable for all ages as it provides paved pathways and jungle tracks. 

In fact, the Wallace Trail here is often visited by mountain bikers. Due to its flat surface, it’s perfect for biking and hiking at the same time. 

Location: 100 Dairy Farm Road 

Trail Length: 2.2 km

Duration of Hike: 1.5 hours

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The Southern Ridges

The Southern Ridges is a highly-developed trail that connects several parks in the Southern area of SG. One of the most popular parts of this trail is the eye-catching Henderson Waves.

This bridge is an attention-grabber due to its contemporary architecture. Another iconic attraction found here is the elevated Forest Walk, which is perfect for bird-watching. 

Location: Henderson Road

Trail Length: 10 km

Duration of Hike: 3 to 4 hours

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Clementi Forest

This hidden gem was once unknown to the public. Now, it’s becoming more and more popular as hikers and adventurers frequently visit Clementi Forest. 

Encompassing 85 hectares of untouched land, this forest has abundant vegetation, cloudy foliage, and freshwater streams. However, this hike is more suitable for experienced hikers since there are no designated pathways here. 

Location: Bounded by King Albert Park, Clementi Road, and Old Holland-Ulu Pandan Road 

Trail Length: 3 km

Duration of Hike: 2 hours

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail

If you’re more of the daring type, you can hike the incredible C2C trail and experience passing through Bukit Batok Nature Park and Singapore Botanic Gardens. As the name implies, this 36 km trail will literally take you from one coast to another. 

Overall, you’ll need to go through 10 checkpoints, 11 park connectors, and 18 parks. It’s indeed a long journey, so it’s advisable to bring a portable shelter when you need some rest.

Location: Spans from Jurong Lake Gardens to Coney Island Park 

Trail Length: 36 km

Duration of Hike: 6 to 8 hours or more

Difficulty Level: Advanced

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