MacRitchie Nature Trail

Attraction MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
08:00 AM
10:30 AM
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. With hiking trails, a newly improved pontoon for kayakers and an upgraded canoe shed, it is also a great place for recreational activities, both on land and in water.

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Why MacRitchie Nature Trail is special ?

A 12-hectare green haven bordering the country’s first reservoir and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the MacRitichie Reservoir Park is highly visited by nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. As a gateway to our pristine forest and waters, the park is a popular venue for schools and organisations to hold cross-country events, allowing participants to run through designated trails while embracing the wonders of our native biodiversity. The iconic MacRitchie bandstand continues to hold a special place in the hearts of many Singaporeans, and is often used to host performing arts presentations and solemnisation ceremonies.


Source: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/macritchie-reservoir-park


What to explore at MacRitchie Nature Trail?

Take a morning or evening walk and stroll along the water’s edge to admire the beauty and serenity of the reservoir. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely paddle through the calm waters or explore the forest and discover its inhabitants on the many trails. For those looking for an adrenaline rush, hike over to the TreeTop Walk. Featuring an amenities centre equipped with washrooms, showering facilities, lockers, drinking fountains and food kiosks, the reservoir deck is an ideal venue for warm-ups and cross-country events


Source:  https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/macritchie-reservoir-park

Selling points

  • Brilliant get away from the busy city
  • Indeed a Nature Trail
  • Ideal for a group picnic
  • Great spot to exercise and see nature
  • The Great Outdoors in the City
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
115.19 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, Singapore

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Tips for you

  • There are restrooms and a place to pick up more information on the park
    Service
  • If you get hungry, there’s a cafe inside the visitor’s center
    Food
  • If you bring snacks, have it in zipper bags (otherwise monkeys might smell it)
    Food
  • Bring your own snacks as there are no food outlets on the trail.
    Food
  • Going on a tour with a volunteer guide is the best way to see and learn more about this special forest
    Experience
  • As always with nature walks, take your rubbish with you and don't feed the animals.
    Experience
  • There is a shelter shed and toilets where the trail to the treetop walk leads from.
    Equipment
  • The paths are covered with loose, small stones.
    Safety
  • Make sure you are wearing comfort clothing, sports shoes
    Costume
  • If you have weak ankles,you may benefit from walking boots that support your ankles
    Health
  • Dont forget to bring plenty of water.
    What to bring

Reviews

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Bring water and good shoes. If you bring snacks, have it in zipper bags (otherwise monkeys might smell it). Small zipper bag for mobile. Nice primary and mature secondary forest. Enjoy.

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Catch the awesome view of the sunset while running on the wooden trail along the reservoir!

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Bring a full water bottle.

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Nice and beautiful place. Scenic spot. Tree Top Walk is the best among all. You actually feel that you are not in a city once you enter here. Can spot various trees and yes..beware of monkeys.

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Here with the girl. @creazyanah ???? /so much love for nature.

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When you need a break from the city, make your way to the MacRitchie Trail. You will be surprised by the serenity and feel of isolation. It is a real gem. As a native North American, I especially enjoyed seeing monkeys and monitor lizards!! Wear a sturdy pair of shoes, take some water, and make the effort to walk the Tree Tops route. You will not be disappointed.

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As one of the last bits of primary rain forest this is a haven in singapore. various trails from 3-11km. There is also a tree top walk. If you like a trail run the 11k circular route is to be reccomended. Lots of wildlife to see but take your own water.

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The natural rainforest reserve in Singapore, located in the central northern part of the island. Several walking trails for easy morning walks along boardwalks, which would take about an hour or so. Can also choose to walk along jungle paths. Full trail is about 12km, walking would take about 2 and a half hours depending on individual pace. Not easy to lose one's way with many well-placed signboards. Good way to spend time in the nature, either alone or with friends or family.

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When you need a break from the city, make your way to the MacRitchie Trail. You will be surprised by the serenity and feel of isolation. It is a real gem. As a native North American, I especially enjoyed seeing monkeys and monitor lizards!! Wear a sturdy pair of shoes, take some water, and make the effort to walk the Tree Tops route. You will not be disappointed. Visited June 2013

One of my favorite places to go running, Macritchie has an awesome 11km trail that takes you around the edge of the reservoir, deep into the forest, up a tower, by the golf course and back again (with the option to go up the HSBC treetop walk or this rainforest trail). There are lockers for rent and there is a boardwalk option, if you'd rather run portions of the trail on flat wooden planks, instead of on a rocky trail. I've gone at various times from 8am to 10pm and it's always an enjoyable time. Very safe and pleasant (if a little confusing to always find the right paths...). Cool to see monkeys and lizards along the trail too.

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