MacRitchie Nature Trail

MacRitchie Nature Trail, Singapore: Address, Phone Number, MacRitchie Nature Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

MacRitchie Nature Trail
4.5
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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FarAway65756547072
5 contributions
Jun 2021
one of my favorite spot in sg, the walk around the water reservoir is really pleasant, your really into nature, it s common to see monkeys, snakes and others insects.
Written July 4, 2021
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yeomaylin
Singapore, Singapore115 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Love the trail. Good for jogging but be careful of many tree roots, large pebbles that may trip you while jogging. One whole loop is about 12km. Best time to jog s between 7.30am and 9am. It is cooling and sometimes windy along the water reservoir. If you don't like crowd, go during weekdays.
Written March 16, 2021
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Fanny
Singapore, Singapore45 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
Too bad the Treetop walk still closed for the maintenance work.. but overall we are enjoyed the hiking at MacRitchie Reservoir.. good for spending our health exercise during these Singapore CB period.. 👍👍👍
Written January 31, 2021
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UnT
36 contributions
Dec 2020
One of the best hiking trails in Singapore. Anyone who ever visits Singapore must explore this Gem. However the bridge is closed till June for renovation but its an awesome getaway from the City life and the glass buildings. The Forest is well kept and track well made..
Written January 13, 2021
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Indranil S
Singapore, Singapore83 contributions
Dec 2020
IMacRitchie presents you with multiple trails to walk through. Once can do short as well as longer trail walks. Hence, one can keep going back and doing different routes. Best to go early in the mornings when it is less crowded. Carry water and some snacks.
Written January 1, 2021
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joyance
Singapore, Singapore191 contributions
Dec 2020
Some of these trails are covered by the trees thus you can choose to walk even during 12noon. This month we did the boardwalk trails which skirts around the rim of the reservoir.
Written December 17, 2020
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Jet24340526237
2 contributions
Nov 2020
Best in early morning or evening. Do not attempt the trails at night as it can get pretty dark n the wild boars n snakes are out..
With the latest Leonie trail of the Coast to Coast completed..a nice circuit from the carpark is available with the choice of doubling back via the Boardwalks or via the new Leonie Connector. Can be very muddy after rain ...
Written November 12, 2020
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Loeiz Donal
3 contributions
Aug 2020
There are many trails to take in this peaceful area of Singapore. Some parts are quite hilly so be prepared for a bit of exercise.
Written October 8, 2020
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,007 contributions
Oct 2020
In addition to the earth trails such as the Lornie and MacRitchie Nature Trails, my favourite are the boardwalk trails such as the Prunus Trail, Petai Trail, Chemperai Trail and the Jering Trail.
The boardwalk trails in MacRitchie are lovely as they are along the perimeter of the MacRitchie Reservoir so that walking along them provides a good view of the occasional turquoise water on one side and a forest on the other side. It provides a fond memory of my walk in Plitvice Lakes in Croatia.
I also learned a fair bit about trees by reading the information boards placed at regular intervals such as the wood of Tembusu tree is used for chopping board because of the bacteria resistant tannin present in the wood. Tembusu tree is easily recognisable due to its unique bark and can spot quite a few Tembusu trees along the Petai and Prunus Trails.
Written October 4, 2020
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Philip Pow
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
4-5km walk with my 80yr old father along what is know as the ‘Boys Trail’. Facing the canteen and toilet area from the car park, turn left and you will see the band stand which looks like a maze on the lake. The bridge zig zags across the water and this is most iconic with the older Singaporeans who have done ‘cross country’ running when they were strapping young men and ladies. Across from here, up on the hill is the cemetery of a local war hero Lim Bo Seng. Died so young under betrayal and ambush. His descendants are still amongst us and one is a high ranking military man who plays waterpolo. Further into the easy to find trail along the waters edge, the walk begins. Note that if you are walking in the morning, it is best to walk along the very stable walking platform on the waters edge as the sun will be on your back and you may enjoy the dragon flies, fishes, monitor lizards and with luck, you may even spot an elusive fresh water sting ray. Simple seats about every 200-300m apart on this platform for admiring the reservoir and catch a breather from walking, admiring the place or simply have a quiet chat. At the end of this walk, you can either loop back into the jungle trail or come back the same way along the platform. The ‘jungle trail will offer a more cooling walk and further sound dampened But not recommended if it had rained the day before nor during monsoon season. The walk was not a problem for my old father and we had a great time chatting in this ‘controlled natural walk’. Nothing too extreme.
Written August 30, 2020
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