Discover Singapore’s Natural Parks and Hiking Spots

Hiking in Singapore

We are known as the Garden City for a good reason. We have a ton of parks and natural reserves in addition to secluded areas away from the hustle and bustle of our bustling streets and buildings. Singapore’s lush surroundings, which range from marshy wetlands to wooded hills, have plenty to offer adventurous hikers. See our selection of the top walking paths to escape the traffic of the city and reconnect with nature. Cheers to a great day of trekking and hiking in Singapore!

Where is the best hiking place in Singapore

1. Changi Bay Park Connector

This park connection is a component of the eastern corridor of the Round Island Route, which stretches 75km from Rower’s Bay Park to Berlayer Creek. Changi Beach Park and the East Coastal Park Connector Network are connected via the 3.6km Changi Bay Park Connector. Remember to stop at the boardwalk for some breathtaking views of the waterfront scenery. And if you’re a fan of K-dramas, you should definitely stop over since there’s been talk about the green area having a Jeju Island feel to it.

Changi Bay Park Connector

2. The Southern Ridges

This 10-kilometer connector route, which connects parks in Singapore’s southern region, provides plenty of picturesque views. Hikers may utilize this route to explore other locations since it links to five other parks. Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park, and Labrador Nature Reserve are just a few of the locations you will be seeing. The famous Henderson Waves bridge and the Forest and Canopy Walks, which showcase the best of nature, are among the attractions. These locations are ideal for history enthusiasts, bird watchers, nature lovers, and everyone in between who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Southern Ridges

3. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

This is one of the biggest urban parks in the central region, situated in the heartlands. The 62-hectare green area was initially inaugurated in 1988 and, after renovations, was renamed in 2012. Families and outdoor lovers from the neighborhood use it for sports including cycling, tai chi, yoga, running, dog walks, and bird watching.

A dog run, a foot reflexology pathway, three playgrounds, four workout centers, and many event spaces are among the amenities. The best part is that you can unwind at restaurants like Canopy Bishan, Burp Kitchen & Bar, and ToriYard after spending the day in the sun. You can even have a massage at Aramsa – The Garden Spa.

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

4. Fort Canning Park

You’re really losing out if all you know about Fort Canning Park is that it’s a popular location for picnics and music festivals. Explore a bit farther into the verdant foliage to discover artifacts like as Battle Box that are relics of the park’s rich cultural past. Although it is a paid activity, we had a great time learning about history by going underground with our guide.

Furthermore, archeological excavations have uncovered the remnants of old brick structures thought to be the palaces of ancestor monarchs, adding to the hill’s historical significance. For history enthusiasts who would rather be outside than in a stuffy museum, it’s a must-see. Psst: keep an eye out for the Sang Nila Utama Garden; the stunning, verdant location will instantly take you to Bali!

Fort Canning Park

5. Jurong Lake Gardens

Explore the stunning Jurong Lake Gardens, which are vast in scope. This beautiful park on the west side is ideal for children, nature lovers, and everyone in between. It consists of the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, all of which are undergoing renovations, as well as Lakeside Gardens. See animals (maybe even an otter or two!) while strolling along the Jurong Lake boardwalk, take in the scenery from Rasau Walk, explore the floating wetlands, and take some of the greatest photos when exploring the grasslands.

Jurong Lake Gardens

6. Gardens by the Bay

As you stroll around the verdant Gardens by the Bay, take in the stunning plants and animals. There are many of enjoyable and free places to explore, although admission to air-conditioned conservatories like the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest is fee-based. Visit the Active Garden to work up a sweat, explore the Kingfisher Wetlands Trail, splash about with the family in the Children’s Garden, and see the aquatic life around the Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes.

Visit the Heritage Gardens to get a glimpse of Singaporean culture. The Serene Garden, which draws inspiration from Japanese zen gardens, is a great place to spend a peaceful day. In the meanwhile, the Supertree Grove is home to those imposing, famous buildings as well as the Garden Rhapsody light and sound display every night, and the Sun Pavilion is home to desert flora. Remember to look for the statues dotted over the property!

Gardens by the Bay

7. Tampines Eco Green

Residents in the east may trek on the expansive Tampines Eco Green without having to drive far. This 36-hectare environmentally friendly park is home to a variety of natural ecosystems, such as secondary rainforests, freshwater wetlands, and open grasslands. Choose from three different hiking paths and spend some time seeing the local wildlife, including butterflies and birds. Explore the Sungei Tampines’ naturalized lush canal to continue your journey.

Tampines Eco Green

8. Rifle Range Nature Park

Since its solar panels may generate more energy than the site’s anticipated operating energy usage, this nature park—which opened in November 2022—is Singapore’s first net-positive energy nature park. The park today has bridges, rocky pathways, and an observation point on the cliff of a granite quarry, after transforming from kampung trails and an abandoned quarry into a verdant area open to the public. More than 7 km of trails can be found there as well, such as the Gliders Boardwalk for an elevated promenade, the Forest Exploration Trail for younger visitors, and the Colugo Trail for sweeping views.

Rifle Range Nature Park

9. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Sure, it’s not Everest, but you’ll work up a good sweat climbing Singapore’s tallest natural mountain, especially your calves. At 163 meters high, Bukit Timah Hill is a strenuous hike that passes by the wildlife and vegetation of the reserve. Due to its role in the British military’s decisive victory against the Imperial Japanese Army during their invasion, the hill continues to have historical importance.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

10. Clementi Forest

Are you prepared to discover the unknown? For verdant surroundings, expansive valleys, dense vegetation, abandoned rail lines, and authentic Jurassic Park emotions, visit this unspoiled forest. Remember to use hiking boots or shoes for any steep or slick terrain. Since there aren’t currently any designated routes, hikers may either forge their own route through the muck or use the paths that other people have already made. Don’t worry, however; two nature pathways are slated to pass through Clementi Forest. While the other would follow a section of the old Jurong Railway Line, the first will link the Rail Corridor to a park now under construction in Dover Forest.

Clementi Forest