The famous MacRitchie TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Nature Reserve is one of Singapore's famous hiking spots. The suspension bridge takes you between Bukit Peirce & Bukit Kalang, and is a popular spot for Singapore's hikers who want a sense of adventure or an Instagram-worthy photo opportunity! Having been closed for most of 2021, this year, we think it's time to revisit the beautiful MacRitchie TreeTop Walk!
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MacRitchie TreeTop Walk
The Walk is a 250 metre-long suspension bridge, and while the walk up to it is slightly steep, what really gets your heart racing is when you're on the bridge itself ? Standing 30 metres above sea level, this bridge may not be for the faint of heart! While sturdy, it's definitely a height up.
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If you're trekking to the bridge, be ready for some good exercise. The distance to the entrance of the TreeTop Walk is approximately 4.5 km (a 1.5 - 2 hr walk) if you start at MacRitchie Reservoir Park. Beginners may want to start at Windsor Nature Park instead. From there, it's only 2.5 km (a 1 – 1.5 hr walk) to the entrance of the walk!
Many may choose to instead do a round trip, which includes both parks and the TreeTop Walk. The adventurous who take on this challenge should be prepared for a 7 km to 10 km hike around Singapore's secondary forest. It takes about 3-5 hours depending on your walking pace!
P.S. Looking for more hiking trails? Check out these 11 nature and walking trails near halal food!
The hike is worth it, though. The trail has beautiful views of Macritchie Reservoir and cool breezes, a sight for sore eyes!
How To Get To MacRitchie's Tree Top Walk
The nearest MRT station to the MacRitchie Tree Top Walk would be Upper Thompson MRT located on the Thompson-East Coast Line. After alighting at the station, you can decide to take a bus, taxi or walk over!
Going by bus
If you're going by bus, the journey isn't too bad! You'll be able to arrive in 15 minutes. Simply exit the station and walk about 5 minutes on Upper Thompson Road where you'll see the Bef Thompson Road Bus Stop. Take busses: 162, 165, 410, 410G and 855 for ONLY 2 stops and alight at Bef Windsor Park Road.
Perhaps you're in for an exciting trek all the way to the entrance of the Tree Top Walk which would roughly 15 minutes (the same as taking the bus!). Start on Upper Thompson Road and head onto Venus drive. Once at Venus drive its not much further away from the Tree Top Walk!
Plus, you can end it all off with a feast nearby! Macritchie is only a distance away from some of our favourite halal food places. Check it out ?
Instagrammable Spots To Look Out For
1. Stone feature by the lake
This spot may be easily overlooked by many visitors but when the sun is on it's way to set, you'll find that this location is perfect for a quick snap shot! The emerald lake with the lush trees and bright sky in the back makes it look and feel like you're not even in Singapore anymore.
2. Steps on the way up
On the way up to the Tree Top Walk you'll find these beautiful yet rustic stairs surrounded by greenery. The faded paint on the steps make it look so unique and almost like its part of nature!
3. Up on the Tree Tops
Of course we couldn't leave this one out of the list, can we? The hike up the to the Tree Top Walk will reward you with an experience and picturesque view of the trees! Hold on tight and get a few good shots before the crowd show up.
Halal Food Nearby
Springleaf Prata Place
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Address: 1 Thong Soon Ave, Singapore 787431
Top 73+1 Fishball Legacy
Halal status: Halal-certified
Address: 914 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 787114
MacRitchie Tree Top Walk
Opening hours: Mon; Closed | Tue-Fri; 9AM-5PM | Sat-Sun; 8:30AM-5PM
What are you waiting for? We've been anticipating the reopening of Singapore's treetop walk for so long! Send this to your hiking buddy to plan your next hike ?