6 Secret Places To Hike In Singapore

Tired of the same old crowded trails? Here are our top 6 hidden and unknown trails where you can go hiking to escape from the city!
We all agree that hiking is a very fun sport but going repeatedly to the same trails can get pretty boring after a while.

If you want to spice up your trail list and try other hiking places than the MacRitchie or the TreeTop Walk, this article will give you 6 new hiking spots to try out!

1. Lower Peirce Reservoir Park at Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park

This more family-friendly trail is perfect if you want to go hiking with your kids! If you want to spend the day there, you can even bring some food with you for a picnic.

This walking trail is an easy one as it is mostly flat. The total distance of the trail (including the Lower Peirce Reservoir and Ang Mo Kio Park) is around 8km, This green and peaceful path will really make you feel close to nature. You won’t want to miss out on this one!
hiking at bishan ang mo kio park

Nearest MRT station: Ang Mo Kio MRT station (and then grab the bus 169 to “opp S’wang Hill FC”)
Opening hours: 7 am to 7 pm daily

2. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

If you’re a nature lover, this place is made for you! Its rich and diverse biodiversity is perfect to get your body moving while admiring the beauty of wildlife.

Fun fact: it is actually the first ASEAN heritage park! Its new Visitor Centre actually has some new trails for you to try out- so its time to rediscover this place!

The best time to go there is during the migratory season, from September to March where you will be able to see a lot of birds around you. If you love animals and mangroves, this one is definitely made for you!
hiking at sungei buloh wetland reserve

Nearest MRT station: Kranji MRT Station (and then catch the Kranji Express, starting from 8.30 am to 5.45 pm every day)
Opening hours: 7 am to 7 pm daily

3. Dairy Farm Nature Park

This one is for all the adventurers who have always wanted to have a real jungle experience! Recently opened, this trekking trail is one of the rare spots in Singapore that only a few people know about (you included!). Located in the middle of the forest, the trail starts from the Dairy Farm Nature Park and it brings you all the way up to the top of Bukit Timah Hill. Make sure to watch out for bikers and try out the Wallace Trail while you’re there :)

Psstt.. don’t forget to wear comfortable hiking shoes and quick drying hiking apparel as you WILL be climbing some stairs!!
hiking at dairy farm nature park

Nearest MRT station: Hillview MRT Station (then you can walk or catch a bus)
Opening hours: 7 am to 7 pm daily

4. Kranji Marshes

If you’re looking for a beginner friendly and more gentle trail for walking, then Kranji Marshes is the place for you.

Opened to the public only three years ago, this wetland is perfect for a quiet and pleasant getaway. This easy path is actually the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore.

Don’t miss the Raptor Tower where you can get a panoramic view and take amazing pictures of the surroundings. We even heard that you might be able to see a lot of birds, butterflies and even dragonflies during your excursion.
hiking at kranji marshes

Nearest MRT station: Kranji MRT Station (and then catch the Kranji Express, starting from 8.30 am to 5.45 pm every day)
Opening hours: 7 am to 7 pm daily

5. Pulau Ubin’s Puaka Hill

For an amazing view over Singapore and Malaysia, you should definitely check out Pulau Ubin’s Puaka Hill!

Located around 15min by boat from Singapore, this island will definitely give you the full jungle experience. There are four different stations where you can stop, and of course, the last one offers you the best view! Just make sure to be careful as there are no guardrails along the way.

The hike is pretty short (around 20 mins) but it will be a good workout thanks to its steep path and stairs. But we assure you the peak will be all worth it (for you and for your Instagram ;) )!
hiking at pulau ubin's puaka hill

Nearest MRT station: Tampines MRT Station (then catch the bus 2 or 9 until the Changi Point Ferry Terminal where you can take the ferry to Pulau Ubin)
Opening hours: the ferry operates from 5:30 am to 9 pm daily

6. The Green Corridor

This last spot is definitely one of the coolest trails you can find in Singapore! This old and former railway was used to transport goods between Singapore and Malaysia has been reconverted into a hiking trail. The railway path is around 24km, so you can decide really take your time to explore all of the surroundings. You will be trekking in the middle of heritage and wildlife: the perfect combo to take a break from your routine!
hiking at the green corridor

Nearest MRT station: Hillview MRT Station
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

Let's Get Hiking!

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Check out our Decathlon Hiking Club on Facebook where you can connect with other hiking lovers, discover more places to hike and share your tips with everybody!

We will see you on the trails! :)

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