6 Insta-Worthy Hiking Trails in Singapore With Surreal Scenery, Wildlife, and More
Let’s be real here for a second, Singapore certainly isn’t short of nature-filled spots and destinations, and there are many parks dedicated to runners and cyclists.
If you’re searching for your next hiking trail to really blow your mind (or give you some much-needed tranquillity), do consider one of these totally photogenic trails.
Each of them offers a unique ambience, and the surrounding areas really add their own bit of magic. From forests to the beach, check them out!
1. The park that has it all: Windsor Nature Park
From crystal clear water streams to fairy forest feels, we’d suggest giving yourself at least two hours to explore the beautiful trails, greens, fauna and wildlife that lives in abundance here.
There are also two trails that have been created in the park! The Drongo Trail is a part sub-canopy walk where you can take photos of the natural habitat from above. Or for our botany lovers, check out the Hanguana Trail filled with rare native plants!
2. A wetlands forestry home to 140 bird species: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Make your way through twists and turns of pathways laden with bushes, ponds and the most exquisite flora and fauna around – all to be enjoyed along the extensive walking bridge.
Not only marked as Singapore’s first-ever ASEAN Heritage Park, but it’s also one of the best spots in Singapore to escape into nature. There’s a giant observation deck at the end of the boardwalk – which just happens to look really epic in photos too!
Note: The best viewing times are from 7am to 10am when everything is still fresh and rising!
3. Just a boat ride away, you’ll feel as if you’re not in Singapore anymore: Pulau Ubin
With views like these that are just so insta-worthy, Pulau Ubin certainly brings in the crowds, and it’s not only popular for hiking but for cycling too.
Apart from the views, you’ll feel totally transported into a natural paradise, and you’ll get to experience a taste of Singapore in the 60s, before the modernisation of everything. Plus, it’s a short 15-minute ferry ride to reach the little island.
Address: Changi Point Ferry Terminal (Map)
Opening Hours: There are no fixed opening hours for boats heading to Pulau Ubin. As long as the number of people reaches 9-12 people, the boat will set sail to the island.
Getting there: You’ll need to take a boat to the island from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.
4. Boasting the most incredible and dynamic city views: Southern Ridges
Where to even begin to describe the amount of beauty there is to see around the Southern Ridges of Singapore?
If you’re unfamiliar with the area, it’s made up of different ridges that connect various parks around the city. These include Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Each of these have their own trails and walking paths.
Along the way, you’ll see cool architectural structures, beautiful greenery, and wildlife to spot! With much to explore you’ll be on your feet for at least 3-5 hours.
5. Trek to the highest point in Singapore: Dairy Farm Nature Park
Various trails will guide you through super scenic spots, such as the Wallace Trail (which is ideal for families), or a lush viewing deck. For something more challenging hit the stairs and make your way to the Bukit Timah Hill summit. There’s even a large quarry to chill around after!
Apart from its natural beauty, this park is also a pretty historical place, and the Wallace Education Centre can be found here. It features an exhibition of naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace who arrived in Singapore in 1854 and is known as being the other ‘father’ behind the theory of evolution!
6. Swap the natural greens for oceanic blues: Changi Point Coastal Walk
Made up of a 2.2-kilometre stretch, this boardwalk offers six different trails that all end up connecting to the main walkway. Each of them provide different natural sights along the way, and are aptly named according to their surroundings.
Start off at the 280-metre long Creek Walk before heading down to the Beach Walk trail. We’d recommend their Cliff Walk for a little rockier terrain – and the entire boardwalk here stays well-lit during nightfall.
Get those walking/running shoes on people, it’s time for a little fresh air, and stunning views to boot. So don’t forget your phone when doing any one of these trail runs, trust us, you’ll regret leaving it behind when you check out these scenic views!
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